How to use Blot Domain

Use your own domain

Let's say you own example.com and would like to use it for your blog. First, decide whether you would like to use a subdomain, like blog.example.com or www.example.com, or the apex domain, which is just example.com.

Use a subdomain

  1. Go to your domain's DNS page. This is usually where you bought the domain. Create a CNAME record for the subdomain you'd like to use and set its value to blot.im.

  2. Tell Blot your full domain, including the subdomain, on the dashboard.

Use your apex domain

  1. Go to your domain's DNS page. This is usually where you bought the domain. Create an ALIAS record which points to blot.im.

  2. Tell Blot your domain on the dashboard.

If you cannot create an ALIAS record, I recommend you use the www subdomain, then set up a redirect from the apex domain to the subdomain.

Quick reference

DNS record type Host Value
CNAME www blot.im
ALIAS * blot.im
A * 54.191.179.131