Using a custom domain name
How do I set up a custom domain for my website?
- Buy a domain name that's available. (This usually costs about $10-$40 per year.)
- Make a configuration change depending on the number of levels in your desired domain. Your registrar should have instructions on how to do this.
- If your provider does not automatically configure it, add a new CNAME record for the subdomain "www" which points to the domain you configured in the previous step.
|Three or More Levels
Do I need to change the nameservers for my domain?
Not, just the A-record or CNAME record depending on levels in your domain.
How do I know if I set up my domain properly?
After re-configuring your domain, you must wait up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect. When you visit the subdomain or domain, you should see a LEVERADE error page — this means that the domain is correctly pointing to LEVERADE, but that your blog hasn’t been configured to use it yet.
What if I’m having trouble setting up a custom domain?
We’re unable to support many of the issues that crop up, so it’s best if you ask a friend who has done this before.