How do I use my own domain name with Tumblr?
Tumblr is a service that allows you to create your own blog.
Tumblr usually assigns each site a URL like “example.tumblr.com”, 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 “example.com” and “www.example.com” at an existing Tumblr blog without changing any email service you may have through us (Tumblr doesn’t provide email service):
- Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?).
- 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).
- Click Edit DNS Zone.
- Click Add New Entry.
- Choose the CNAME option, then click Continue.
- Make sure that “CNAME for www.example.com” is selected, then click Continue.
- Enter the Hostname domains.tumblr.com.
- Leave the TTL value as the default. You can enter an optional descriptive note if you wish.
- Click Save.
Then redirect any “example.com” requests (ones that don’t include “www”) to the “www.example.com” version you’re using with Tumblr. To do this:
- Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?)
- Click Redirections
- Click Add New Redirect
- Choose the option to Redirect to or from “www”
- Make the rule be “When a request arrives for hostname example.com: Redirect it to the same page on https://www.example.com” (make sure your blog is set to use SSL at Tumblr)
Finally, follow the Tumblr “Post-login steps” to change the Tumblr site address to www.example.com. 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.
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