Use your 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 (e.g. www.example.com)
Go to your domain's DNS page. This is usually where you bought the domain. Create a
CNAMErecord for the subdomain you'd like to use and set its value to
Tell Blot your full domain, including the subdomain, on the dashboard.
Use an apex domain (e.g. example.com)
Go to your domain's DNS page. This is usually where you bought the domain. Create an
ALIASrecord which points to
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. A number of DNS providers offer
ALIAS records, including Route 53 and DNSimple. Cloudﬂare offers CNAME Flattening, which are ALIAS records by another name.
Having trouble setting up your domain?
Please don’t hesitate to contact support. Here are some checks I make when diagnosing DNS issues:
- Are your domain’s old DNS records still in your computer’s DNS cache? It may take up to 72 hours for these records to ﬂush on their own.
- Are the domain’s name servers pointing to the registrar’s DNS service?
- Are the host (e.g.
www) and value (e.g.
blot.im) ﬁelds in the DNS record reversed?