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Convenience domains

  • New environments on the VIP Platform are provisioned with a convenience domain for use during initial development and to facilitate pre-launch tasks. The convenience domain will be a subdomain of or (e.g.
  • To ensure the site is as secure as possible, VIP does not allow launched production sites to use the convenience domain and you must procure a custom domain (e.g., before a site launches.
  • Non-production sites on the VIP Platform can continue to use the or convenience subdomain, which is covered by a wildcard TLS certificate. All sites using this convenience subdomain are set to the whole-site HTTPS, with all HTTP traffic being redirected to HTTPS; this cannot be changed.
  • Non-production environments are highly encouraged to use a mapped domain (e.g.
  • Sub-subdomains of the convenience domain are not supported.

Last updated: March 15, 2022