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Setup Custom Domain Name For Blogs


As we all know, is one of the most popular platforms for creating blogs and sharing information. I have read at least 50+ quality articles there, people started to prefer over and these days, thanks to their minimalistic look. Quite recently, they also enabled the ‘custom domain’ feature. So instead of, you can now use your custom domain name like itself. Below we shared the steps on how to setup a custom domain name for blogs.


5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Custom Domain For Your Blog

If you haven’t purchased a domain name yet, you can go to GoDaddy (our recommended service) for getting your desired domain name (we would suggest .com to begin with).

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Step 1: Register an account on if you haven’t. Finalize a publication URL (something like this) and keep it ready.

Step 2: Now send an email to with your publication URL and your custom domain (say ‘’) or subdomain URL (say ‘’).

Step 3: will arrange some records (A & CNAME) for you to enter. They’ll share with you 12 A records that you should add to your domain or subdomain name. You need to create a separate A record for each IP address.

To update the ‘A Record’, go to your domain registrar (say GoDaddy) and navigate to the ‘DNS’ zone of the desired domain name. Go to the ‘A Record’ section and click on the ‘Edit’ icon. You’ll get a popup like this, enter all the 12 A Records here individually.

Setup Custom Domain Name For Medium A Record

Step 4: will also provide you the CNAME Record details. In their official page, they mentioned “It’s important that the CNAME’s domain side has the long string plus either or”, so you can prepare according to that.

Now, go to your ‘CNAME Record’ section and click on the ‘Edit’ icon. You’ll get a popup like this, enter the required CNAME details here.

Setup Custom Domain Name For Medium CNAME Record

That’s all you have to do now. Just wait for some time and you can access/use your blog with your custom domain name.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Can I Monetize My Blog With Custom Domain Name?

A1. You can’t utilize your blog like you do with your blog, but still, you can use this space to promote your (or other) products and earn money through that. But is strict about quality content, they don’t want you to spam and write posts focussed primarily at affiliate marketing.

Q2. Can I Use Google Analytics For My Blog?

A2. Not possible at the moment. But they do have their own stats section where you can track the views, reads, recommends, and referrals for your publication posts.

Why Should I Use Custom Domain Names?

First, it’s free. I mean, not like, where you have to pay extra for using a custom domain name there. Second, it looks clean and professional, which means you are serious about your content. Third, it helps you to brand and increase your digital presence. Fourth, domain names are cheap, you can register a .com domain name (new account) for almost as cheap as $1-$5 for the first year. Fifth, why not?


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That’s it. If you have any queries or doubts, do let us know in the comments below, happy to help!


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    • Jeevan Deshmukh

      Didn’t even know about medium blogging platform.Thanks pradeep for sharing information

    • natty

      I was surprised about this! I have an account in medium and it is really nice blog. I will be adding my custom domain now!

    • Kewal Dubey

      I think medium is a good place for beginners because you can easily sit down and start writing immediately. Also, you can get a much larger reach.

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