Tumblr is a great blogging service for people that love simplicity. I also love tumblr blog. It have a lot of function for you to play. You even can make it look more professional. Just like what I have write in previous post GoDaddy Latest Coupon, having your own domain name will make your site or blog look more professional, attractive and have it’s own value in it. Tumblr also allowed you to have your own tumblr domain name to be used with it instead of the tumblr sub-domain name. So, here it is the tutorial on How to setup custom domain with Tumblr.
Okey, first of all the things that you need is your own domain name. You could buy a free one or just use the free CO.CC domain name. It still work in the same way. But, in this tutorial I will use the domain name that I have bought using the GoDaddy Coupon discount.To register the CO.CC domain name, you may refer to this post: Register CO.CC free domain.
Setup the Custom Domain A Value
After you have your own domain name, go and select the DNS Server setup. All you have to do is insert the following DNS Nameservers to all the boxes in your DNS Server setup in your control panel. Here’s the DNS Nameserver that you need to put in to intergrate the domain name with tumblr:
Put the DNS in your Manage DNS Server setup just like the following diagram:
In CO.CC domain name, it will look like this:
After you have put the nameserver, register your own free account at EveryDNS website. Then, login to your account. To activate and intergrate your custom domain name to your tumblr, add your domain name first into your account.
And then, click on your primary domain name that you wanted to point it to tumblr account.
After that, insert the following value to your Record Value: 18.104.22.168. Delete first the CNAME type that was on your Current Records. Makesure you fill the record value it just like this:
And then, delete again the another A type that is different Record value from the above. And then, we need to add another Record value. But this time, only put “www” on the domain name.
Now, you were done. Make sure the final results will look like this on the Current records
If yes, let move to the next step.:
Setup custom domain into Tumblr blog.
Login to your Tumblr account and move to the Dashboard. Click on Customize. On the customize page, you will see a tab called “Info”. Click on it. Then, tick the bottom box called use a custom domain name. Fill in your tumblr custom domain name there and save changes.
Then, you will need to wait for 72-hours or less for the tumblr domain name to take effect on directly point to your tumblr blog. To check whether the DNS server you have setup before is correct or not, use this tool called Check Domain by tumblr.
Now, you already have your own tumblr blog with your own domain name. Visit my tumblr blog for example: Hxppy Madness.