How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

setup tumblr with custom do How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

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.

myo custom domain tumblr How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

Actually, this tutorial is especially dedicated to myohelmie ohdemit since he is the one that asking me about how to use custom domain in Tumblr via Twitter/Syuxx.

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:

godaddy nameserver tumblr How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

In CO.CC domain name, it will look like this:

cocc domain name tumblr How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

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.

add domain name tumblr How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

And then, click on your primary domain name that you wanted to point it to tumblr account.

primary domain tumblr How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

After that, insert the following value to your Record Value: Delete first the CNAME type that was on your Current Records. Makesure you fill the record value it just like this:

domain name suctom tumblr a How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

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.

www domain tumblr add How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

Now, you were done. Make sure the final results will look like this on the Current records

current record tumblr domai How to setup custom domain with Tumblr

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.

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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.


  1. Myo Helmie

    hey syuxx !
    thx fr de info
    and the dedication fr me.

  2. syuxx

    haha. no problem dude.
    this might helping others too that want to make their own blog with tumblr plus custom domain.

  3. Mohd Hafifi

    kan senang ade tutorial camni..hehe :-)..

  4. eyeman

    hoho. thats really nice!

  5. syuxx

    @mohd Hafifi
    well, im really glad to help everyone

    thanks dude

  6. redblaque

    hi syuxx

    is it possible to use a sub-domain e.g. ? my primary domain is already pointing elsewhere. would it complicate thing though?


  7. Dyson

    @ redblaque
    Yeah, it is possible :)

  8. wa…
    2 lebih kurang cm hosting ker?
    ku xphm sb ku hanyala seorang noobie…..

  9. syuxx

    yes it is possible. Tumblr allowed you tu use sub-domain such as All you have to do is poiting the Type A to their DNS Server just like above


    Tumblr also kinda like a blog hosting. But you dont have any full control on it like wordpress blog.

  10. nuttakeyd

    bjaya juak kmk setup domain ngan tumblr, makseh atas tutorial tok.

  11. syuxx

    wahh, good to hear that.
    hehe. makseh aa sudi ngekot juak tutorial ya.

  12. emmanuel

    wow this was really hard to do gave me a big headache, if i put in my website without the www in tumblr it wouldn’t work and also figuring where to change the servernames was hard to find and finaly at everyDNS it said i also had to change the server name in the whois registry and omygod how do you do that?!! screw it

  13. emmanuel

    oh so by the way thanks :)

  14. MaJa

    soalan :

    kenapa x setup A-record terus kat nyer control panel tu.. kenapa nak kena setup nameserver to everydns , then kat everydns baru setup A-record?

  15. syuxx

    that everydns step is for godaddy domain user.

  16. rie

    thank you for the info :)
    I get it now.

  17. Frenchy

    Thanks so much!
    I would have never figured this out without you. You’re a godsend to the Tumblr community. :D

  18. Manuel

    Great post, well detailed, nicely explained and also saved me money :)
    Really appreciate your tutorial! Thank you very much.

  19. aniseu

    Am i suppose to use the record value:
    Or am I suppose to use my own?

  20. ghogaru

    You're such a ballslicker

  21. process server

    It’s good to read a blog with some new info. on this. I keep reading the same rehashed material. Thanks for the informative post.

  22. Simonne

    Did this really work for everyone? I don’t want to mess up my blog or shut it down. Just wanted to make sure first!

  23. Hemu

    Hey, how can i add same domain main url to my blog and other url to my tumblr blog
    for e.g as main blogger blog and to tumblr blog.

    Please help.

  24. Salma

    there was written “It may take up to 48 hours for any changes to take effect in your users’ accounts”. for that long, what would happened to my page? still using my real url or couldnt work at all? :/

  25. Thank you for you engaging, informative material. I believe many of the views you have mentioned in your article are sound and unique. It’s obvious you are a talented writer.

  26. bet365

    It isn’t very often an article interests me enough to get engrossed in the information. This kept me interested from start to finish. Thank you.

  27. Ghazali

    i can’t go to “Webhop Domains” or else “Primary Domain” where is it? What i do to that site? where did i found?

  28. Ghazali

    i can’t go to “Webhop Domains” or else “Primary Domain” where is it? i can’t find.

  29. Ghazali

    they have a youtube? so that i can easily follow the rules? :D

  30. Ranz

    OMG. when i register to the EveryDNS website. they have a billing information like paypal. It’s not free? :/

  31. Ranz

    i want a youtube to see by step by step clicking and rules. Hope you can make it. :)

  32. Dhane

    i have now account on “EveryDNS website.” but how to active and intergrate my custom domain name to my tumblr.

    “add your domain name first into your account.”
    what’s on account?

  33. Dhane

    where is “Webhop Domains” or else “Primary Domain”

  34. Jonathan

    I have a tumblr site and a domain I want to attach to it. I heard that if we do this we can expect our tumblr site to be down for 24-72 hours. Any truth to this?

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    My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This publish truly made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

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