With vBulletin Cloud, you can choose a custom domain name if you are the registrer of that name. Within the Cloud system, we will use a subdomain such as www.example.com or forum.example.com. This is handled by a CNAME Record that is created at your domain registrar or the hosting provider of your main website.
Updating your CNAME record allows you to point your custom domain (e.g. myvbulletincloud.com) to the sub-domain assigned to your account. In order to do this you’ll need to visit your domain name registrar and update the records on their site. If you are also using the domain for a regular site, you’ll need to redirect a sub-domain (e.g. forums.myvbulletincloud.com).
To add a CNAME record:
Individual registrars will have their own steps to follow in order to set this up. Some more complex than others. Here is a list of various registrars and hosting providers. If you’re provider isn’t listed, you will need to contact them directly for help.
Hosting providers may also have their own practices. Here are links to some of the more common hosting providers.