How do I use my own domain name with Tumblr?

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Tumblr is a service that allows you to create your own blog.

Tumblr usually assigns each site a URL like “”, but they optionally let you use a custom domain name instead. That means you can “point” any domain name you buy through Tiger Technologies at your Tumblr blog.

The rest of this page explains how to point both “” and “” at an existing Tumblr blog without changing any email service you may have through us (Tumblr doesn’t provide email service):

  1. Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?).
  2. If your account is a Web hosting account, click Domain Name Options (this step is not necessary if you don’t have Web hosting service with us).
  3. Click Edit DNS Zone.
  4. Click Add New Entry.
  5. Choose the CNAME option, then click Continue.
  6. Make sure that “CNAME for” is selected, then click Continue.
  7. Enter the Hostname
  8. Leave the TTL value as 30 minutes. You can enter an optional descriptive note if you wish.
  9. Click Save.

Now add the following lines to a .htaccess file at the top your website to redirect any “” requests (ones that don’t include “www”) to the “” version you’re using with Tumblr. If you aren't comfortable making these changes yourself, you can contact us us and ask us to make them for you (within one business day):

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}  ^ [nocase]
RewriteRule ^(.*) [last,redirect=301]

Finally, follow the Tumblr “Post-login steps” to change the Tumblr site address to This step is important — if you forget this, Tumblr won’t know which site to show, and will show an error message instead.

After you make these changes, your Tumblr site should start working within 30 minutes.