How to set up your custom domain

What is a custom domain?

A custom domain lets you use your own address, like yournamehere.com, or blog.yournamehere.com, with your Posthaven blog.

How do I buy a custom domain?

They're available online at registrars like namecheap.com or iwantmyname and they cost about $10/year.

If you're looking for custom domains to register and don't know what one to choose, there are lots of tools available for finding them:

I registered my domain. How do I set it up?

Option 1: Create an A Record

Set up an A record from your domain name name server to the IP address: 54.235.156.25

Option 2: Create a CNAME record

If your domain name is not a top level domain (e.g. not foobar.com) and does have a hostname (e.g. blog.foobar.com) then you can set up a CNAME to: posthaven.com

I'm getting a 404 error at Posthaven when I visit my custom domain.

Go to your Dashboard and hit "Settings" on your site. Click on "Setup custom domain."

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Then enter your site into the custom domain field.

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Save, and you should be ready to rock.

I've made the DNS changes but I am not seeing any change.

Keep in mind that DNS is heavily cached so changes can take hours (or in some cases up to a day) to show up in your browser.

I'm confused!

Don't worry, we can help. Email us at help@posthaven.com