Configure a Website on the Global Delivery Network

Smartling Temporary Domains

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers using the Global Delivery Network.

When adding a new domain to a GDN project, a temporary Smartling domain will be generated for each language available on the project. This domain allows you to capture content and view your translated sites through the Smartling GDN before you have completed your domain or traffic routing setup.

Smartling temporary domains are also useful for development and testing. You can add a sub-production domain and test against the GDN without having to set up the DNS for a localized sub-production environment.

A temporary Smartling domain may have issues displaying fonts and assets that are not proxied, and cannot be rendered due to Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). Your full QA process should not be done using the temporary Smartling domain.

Access Temporary Smartling Domains

To access your temporary Smartling domains:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In the New Experience, click the Settings tab > Domains
    • In the Classic Experience, go to Dashboard > Global Delivery Network > Domains.
  2. Click the globe icon.
  3. Click the localized domain under the language you wish to view. This will open a new browser tab with the temporary Smartling domain (e.g. The URL consists of the language code, a dash, and a random set of characters followed by

Smartling temporary domains default to a subdomain setup.

Once you edit the domain settings and click "Verify DNS", the temporary Smartling domain will no longer be available.

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