If you want to use ApsaraVideo VOD to accelerate the delivery of content on a specific website, you must add the domain name to accelerate to ApsaraVideo VOD. This topic describes how to add a domain name for CDN to ApsaraVideo VOD.

Prerequisites

  • ApsaraVideo VOD is activated. For more information about how to activate ApsaraVideo VOD, see Activate ApsaraVideo VOD.
  • An origin server that provides stable performance is available.
  • A domain name to accelerate is available. If the acceleration region is Mainland China or Global, you must obtain an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing for the domain name. If the domain name does not have an ICP filing, you can apply for an ICP filing by using Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System.
  • The bucket that is allocated to ApsaraVideo VOD by the system is enabled. For more information about how to enable a bucket, see Manage VOD storage.

Limits

  • The domain name that you add to ApsaraVideo VOD must be unique. If a DomainAlreadyExist error is displayed, check whether the domain name is added to another cloud service such as ApsaraVideo Live, Dynamic Route for CDN, Secure CDN, or Video Surveillance System. If the problem persists, To obtain technical support, search for the DingTalk group ID 2720012141 and join the group..
  • You can add a maximum of 20 domain names to ApsaraVideo VOD in each Alibaba Cloud account. If the average daily peak bandwidth of your domain name is greater than 50 Mbit/s and your business is risk-free, you can submit a request on Yida to increase the quota.
  • Content that is served from the domain name for CDN must comply with the limits of ApsaraVideo VOD. For more information, see Domain verification.
  • The domain name must support IPv6 requests. You can submit a request on Yida to enable IPv6.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, find Configuration Management.
  3. Choose CDN Configuration > Domain Names.
  4. On the Domain Names page, click Add Domain Name.
  5. On the Add Domain Name page, set the Domain Name, Type, Port, and Acceleration Region parameters.
    Add Domain Name
    Parameter Option Description
    Domain Name N/A
    When you add a domain name for CDN to ApsaraVideo VOD, take note of the following rules:
    • The domain name for CDN to accelerate can be a subdomain name. The domain name must be in lowercase letters. Chinese characters are not supported. For example, if the domain name to accelerate is aliyundoc.com, you can add a subdomain name of aliyundoc.com, such as example.aliyundoc.com, to ApsaraVideo VOD.
    • ApsaraVideo VOD does not support wildcard domain names such as *.aliyundoc.com.
    Note The specified subdomain name must belong to the same Alibaba Cloud account. When you add a domain name, Alibaba Cloud CDN verifies the ownership of the domain name. If the subdomain name belongs to another Alibaba Cloud account, an error message appears. If the problem persists, To obtain technical support, search for the DingTalk group ID 2720012141 and join the group..
    Type OSS Domain Name Select this option and select VOD Default Bucket from the drop-down list.
    Note If no storage address is available, enable the bucket that is allocated to ApsaraVideo VOD by the system in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. Otherwise, the domain name cannot be added to ApsaraVideo VOD. For more information, see Manage VOD storage. It may take a while for the storage address to be generated. If no storage address is displayed after you enable the OSS bucket, refresh and check later.
    Port N/A
    Select a port based on your business requirements.
    • Port 80: Requests are redirected to the origin server over port 80.
    • Port 443: Requests are redirected to the origin server over port 443.
    Acceleration Region Chinese Mainland (ICP Filing Required) If you select Chinese Mainland (ICP Filing Required), you must apply for an ICP filing from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). For more information, see Limits.
    Global (ICP Filing Required) If you select Global (ICP Filing Required), you must apply for an ICP filing from MIIT. For more information, see Limits.
    Outside Chinese Mainland (ICP Filing Not Required) If you select Outside Chinese Mainland (ICP Filing Not Required), you do not need to apply for an ICP filing from MIIT.
  6. Click Submit.
    Success message

    After your domain name for CDN is approved, you can view the domain name on the Domain Names page in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. If the domain name for CDN is in the Activated state, the domain name is added to ApsaraVideo VOD.

    Note
    • You can submit a request on Yida to expedite the review.
    • If the origin server is an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance or an OSS bucket, less time is required to verify the ownership of the domain name for CDN.
    • After a domain name for CDN is added to ApsaraVideo VOD, Alibaba Cloud CDN assigns a CNAME record to the domain name. Alibaba Cloud CDN takes effect only after you configure the CNAME record for the domain name. For more information about how to configure a CNAME record, see Add a CNAME record in Alibaba Cloud DNS.