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Configuring Your Domain Name to Work with Tumblr

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Last Updated: December 26, 2014 5:56 PM

If you have 6 domains or fewer and you'd like to automatically connect your domain name to Tumblr with our help (we'll do the heavy lifting for you), see Forwarding Your Domain Name.

You can establish a more professional identity for your Tumblr blog by pointing it to one of the domain names you registered through us. Instead of entering your Tumblr URL to view your blog, visitors enter your domain name's URL. For example, visitors could go to instead of

To Configure Your Domain Name to Work with Tumblr

  1. Edit your primary A record (i.e. @) or create a new A record for the subdomain you want use to point to (more info).
  2. Log in to your Tumblr account.
  3. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  4. Click the blog you'd like to update on the right side of the page.
  5. Click the pencil to the right of the username section and enable "Use a custom domain."
  6. Enter your domain (e.g. or subdomain (e.g.
  7. Click Test your domain.
  8. Correct problems if the test finds any, and click Test your domain until the test is successful.
  9. Click Save.

It can take up to 48 hours for the domain name's settings to propagate.

NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. We are not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Tumblr, Inc.