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Setting up a custom URL for your boat page makes remembering it and sharing it so much easier. Rather than having to enter a long (and seemingly random) number to find your boat page, visitors can simply type your boat’s name instead.

Without a custom URL, your boat page’s URL looks something like this:

With a custom URL though, that horrible long number has gone, making it much easier to use:

How to set it up

Follow these steps to set up a custom URL for your boat page:

  1. Using a web browser, sign in to the web site.
  2. Open your boat page.
  3. Tap the Settings button at the top of your boat page.
  4. Select the Boat Details option.
  5. At the bottom of the Boat Details page look for the section titled: Customise your boat URL.
  6. In the text field, enter the name you want to use for your custom URL.

The name may only contain letters and digits, and cannot be the same as one already used for another boat page.

If the name you chose is already in use, you will see a warning below the text field like this:

If the name you chose is available, you will see a confirmation message below the text field like this:

Don’t forget to press the Save button when you are done.

That’s all there is to it! Now when you open your boat page, you should notice that the long number in the address bar has been replaced with the name you chose.

As it is now much easier manually type in, you could include your custom URL on your boat cards.

Whenever you share your boat URL on Social Media sites like Facebook or Twitter, a nice preview of your boat page will be generated. For example, here’s what the preview looks like when we share our boat page URL on Facebook:

I hope you found this short guide useful. Check out our other NFL How to guides for more useful tips on getting the most out of noforeignland.

By Steve Neal

Steve and his wife Helena have lived aboard their Hallberg Rassy 43 Amalia since 2014 and have sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and more recently the Caribbean, the east coast of the United States and Central America.

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