How to setup a GS1 Digital Link subdomain

Orca Scan’s GS1 Digital Link solution, dynamically generates a landing page for your product when a GS1 Powered QR code is scanned. To ensure your brand name appears in the place of when the user points their camera at the QR code, you need to create a subdomain and point it to GS1 recommends using the subdomain id, to setup your subdomain:

  1. Log in to your domain name host
  2. Select the domain you want to modify
  3. Navigate to DNS configuration
  4. Create a new CNAME record of id
  5. Point the new CNAME record to
  6. Save your new CNAME entry

That’s it! You can now visit your GS1 Digital Link URL using your new subdomain, for example to see your new product page.

How to setup a subdomain using Google Domains

  1. Click Manage next to your domain
  2. In the side panel on the left, click DNS
  3. Select Add a new record under the Custom resource records section
  4. In the box on the left side, type id
  5. Select CNAME in the drop down menu
  6. Either leave the next box default or input 5m
  7. In the next box, type
  8. Finally, click Add and the new CNAME entry will be added to the list of entries

How to setup a subdomain using GoDaddy

  1. In your Domain Portfolio, click the 3 dots on your domain name and select Edit DNS
  2. Select Add New Record
  3. Select CNAME from the Type menu
  4. Enter id into the hostname/prefix of the record
  5. Enter into the value box
  6. Leave TTL default (1 hour) or set it to your desired “go live” time
  7. Select Save to add your new record

How to setup a subdomain using Fasthosts

  1. Select Domain Names from the main menu on the left
  2. Click your domain in the list
  3. Click Configure Advanced DNS
  4. Scroll down and select Add CNAME Record
  5. Set the Host Name to id
  6. Set Points To to
  7. Click Save

How to setup a subdomain using Namecheap

  1. Select Domain List from the menu on the left
  2. Click Manage on the domain you wish to add a subdomain for
  3. Navigate to Advanced DNS and select ADD NEW RECORD
  4. Select CNAME Record from the drop down list under Type
  5. Add id as the Host
  6. Add as the Value
  7. Leave the TTL set to default and select SAVE ALL CHANGES

How to setup a subdomain using 123Reg

  1. Select Domain Names then click Manage
  2. Scroll down and under Advanced domain settings, click Manage DNS
  3. Select the Advanced DNS tab at the top
  4. In the Type drop down, select CNAME
  5. In the Hostname field, add id
  6. In the Destination CNAME field, add
  7. Click the Add button

How to setup a subdomain using IONOS by 11

  1. Navigate to the Domains & SSL section of your control panel
  2. Next to your domain, click the gear icon and under actions, select Manage Subdomains
  3. Click ADD RECORD and select CNAME
  4. Enter id in the Hostname field
  5. In the Point to field, enter
  6. Leave TTL default or set the desired time
  7. Click Save

How to setup a subdomain using Squarespace

  1. Click the Domain name you’d like to configure
  2. Open DNS Settings
  3. Scroll down to Custom Records
  4. Click Add record
  5. In the Type drop-down menu, select CNAME
  6. In the Host field, enter id
  7. In the Data field, enter
  8. Click Save to add the record to your settings

The owner of your company’s domain name or website should be able to set this up for you. If your web host is not listed above, feel free to connect them with the Orca Scan team who can help them get setup.

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