Custom domains

December 8, 2015

If you host your microblog with a paid Micro.blog plan, consider pointing a custom domain to it. This could be something like microblog.yourdomain.com or even just yourdomain.com. Mapping a custom domain to Micro.blog is included free, as long as you already have your domain registered. (Check out DNSimple if you’re looking to register a new domain.)

To get started, click on “Account” on Micro.blog, then scroll down to “Paid microblogs” and click “Edit Domains & Design”. Next to the hostname you want to map a custom domain to, click the “Edit” button. Then fill in the hostname (e.g. microblog.yourdomain.com) that you’d like to use for your site.

After you’ve told Micro.blog about this custom domain, you still have to update your DNS record to point to Micro.blog. Instructions for this will vary depending on your registrar, but all registrars will support 2 standard record types: “A” and “CNAME”.

  • If you want to use a subdomain such as microblog.yourdomain.com or www.yourdomain.com, create a “CNAME” record wherever your domain is registered and use the value “username.micro.blog” (replacing “username” with your own username).
  • If you want to use a root domain such as yourdomain.com, create an “A” record wherever your domain is registered and use the IP address value: “104.200.22.214”.
  • If you want both the root domain and www.yourdomain.com to work, you’ll need both an “A” record for the root domain and a “CNAME” record for the “www” version. Also, enter “www.yourdomain.com” in the settings in Micro.blog. (By including “www”, Micro.blog will know to also enable the root domain version.)

SSL can also be enabled for any custom domain. Please email help@micro.blog with your custom domain and we will enable SSL for you.