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Using Your Own Domains

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Users are more likely to engage with content from a sender they know. Consider using your own domain in your Barracuda PhishLine campaigns to make them appear more familiar to your users. 

The following sections describe how to set up your domain for these uses within Barracuda PhishLine:

For related information, refer to Using Your Own Email Account for Training Invitations and Choosing How to Send Training Invitations.

Note: This domain must be reserved for exclusive use with Barracuda PhishLine.

Using your Own Domain for Sending Emails

To enable Barracuda PhishLine to send emails from your domain:

  1. Add the following to your DNS SPF TXT record:   
    ip4:64.132.201.93/32 ip4:74.203.211.13/32 ip4:207.67.44.189/32
  2. Add the following DKIM DNS node/host name to your domain:
    pl33487c._domainkey.
  3. Under the new pl33487c._domainkey node/host name you just created, add the following TXT record:   
    Tip: This information must be on a single line. To copy the text below, click Copy. Or triple-click on the text to select the entire content, then copy it.

    v=DKIM1; k=rsa; t=y; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQDDgQnwg9wDdMBi74t+PGuUEb3DK6Rl5M0z/BFM49LBSFa7akWHYXoDBMEzkH4cL+WcpuOuJSQIuX7cITMpLqthyPpIWyufj/q0WpqYxTHR5vmDqeOlTO+c3LN6Ug0sRpxH3cvRAM80x/NFJ8H+66NZLSn874dkQSoc6ACkl98CkwIDAQAB
    
  4. Contact Barracuda PhishLine Support. Provide your domain name and request that they add it to Barracuda PhishLine as a customer-specific, email-only domain.

Using Your Own Domain for Both Landing Pages and Sending Emails

To use your own registered domain exclusively with Barracuda PhishLine for use as both:                 

  • a landing page domain, and 
  • the from address for sending campaign emails:
  1. Point your nameservers to:
    • ns1.p03.dynect.net
    • ns2.p03.dynect.net
    • ns3.p03.dynect.net
    • ns4.p03.dynect.net
    • ns5.dnsmadeeasy.com
    • ns6.dnsmadeeasy.com
    • ns7.dnsmadeeasy.com
      If you are not able to specify all seven nameservers, enter at least one Dynect name server and one dnsmadeeasy nameserver.
  2. Contact Barracuda PhishLine Support and provide the following information:
    • your domain name(s) you want to use
    • Barracuda PhishLine instance(s) that require the domains
    • email accounts (for example, GoodActor@example.com)
    • subdomains (for example, www.example.com and registration.online.example.com.)
  3. Barracuda PhishLine Support will set up DNS for the domain(s) and create the associated web and email account servers.  This process usually takes 1-2 days.

You do not lose control of your domain. You can always choose to point the nameservers elsewhere. At that point, the landing page and email servers will no longer point to Barracuda PhishLine. As a courtesy, please let us know when we can remove the domain from your instance.

Using Your Own Domain for Links within Training Invitation Emails (Customer Awareness Domain)

For this method, set up a subdomain according to the instructions below. When you send campaign email messages, the system replaces the training domain in the training links with the subdomain you create, like replacing https://phishline.com...  with http://securityawareness.yourcompany.com... 

Note that this functionality affects all outbound campaign messages, but does not change the domains on training links embedded on your landing pages. It also does not change the behavior of other links in the campaign message, like unsubscribe links or links to a landing page.

Using a subdomain of your organization's actual domain provides the best context. Alternatively, with your permission, Barracuda can register another domain to use as the Customer Awareness Domain. For example, Barracuda can register and set up DNS for security-awareness-yourcompany.com .

To set up a Customer Awareness Domain for links within campaign emails:

In this example, the domain for your organization is yourcompany.com  and the subdomain is securityawareness.

  1. Request that your  DNS  Administrator  add  a  subdomain,  such  as  securityawareness, with  a  CNAME  that  points  to lp.PhishLine.com. Set the TTL to 60 seconds or something small to allow Barracuda PhishLine to redirect to other data centers without lag. To test, ping securityawareness.yourcompany.com and check that it resolves to  lp.phishline.com.
  2. Navigate to System > Global Settings. Under Advanced Domain, set the Customer Awareness Domain to your  subdomain, in this case, securityawareness.yourdomain.com. Click Save.
  3. Send a test email to yourself to confirm that outbound email campaigns with training links use http://securityawareness.yourdomain.com/... 
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