How To Setup Custom Domain Name For Tumblr Blogs?

How To Setup Custom Domain Name For Tumblr Blogs

Millions of People are using tumblr for their blog and online identity.These people are also working hard for making their blog more professional by look and contents they upload on blog. I have seen many tumblr users who are using blog address myblog.tumblr.com that I think is not good for any professional work. Most of them even do not know that they can personalize their tumblr blog with own domain name. I mean when you (tumblr users) configure custom domain name on tumbler then your blog look like myblog.com.

Why Should You Set up custom domain name on Tumblr ?

Whenever you signup for tumblr account then by default address of your blog will be like yourblog.tumblr.com. Having yourblog.tumblr.com address is not good for those who has made identity on tumblr or are planning to make professional blog on tumblr. If you want to make authority blog on tumblr then you should set up custom domain on tumblr to derive your readers or traffic to your custom domain not on yourblog.tumblr.com. There is many benefits of personalized blog like whenever you want to move other platform with your blog, you can also move your domain too to another blogging platform. With Domain you’re blog identity will be yours not of tumblr.com. Its very similar to the step which we used to setting up custom domain name on blogspot .  So I’m sharing step to step guide to set up custom domain name on tumblr.

How to Setup Custom Domain Name For Your Tumblr blog ?

To configure custom domain name on tumblr blog , you need a domain . There are many popular domain registrars in the world but I’ll suggest you to buy domain from best domain registrars like Godaddy & Name.com and Namecheap.com.

You must read : How to Choose a Right Domain Name For Business ? 

Redirect Your Domain to Tumblr

1. Once you purchased domain , you need to point that domain to your tumblr’s IP address. Read further for redirecting domain to tumblr server.
I’ve used Godaddy for setting up custom domain name on Tumblr but steps I’ve mentioned will be same for every domain registrars.
2. Login to your Godaddy account. There you will see list of domain you have bought earlier after that you need to select domain name which you want to connect to tumblr for your blog.

Setup domain name for blog on tumblr account

3. Click on ” Manage DNS ” option of selected Domain name. You will be directed “DNS Zone Files ” of that Domain where you have to edit and create A and CNAME records.
4. For configuring domain name like yourdomain.com on tumblr, you need to edit A record setting as I have done below :

  • Enter ” @ ” for “Host”.
  • Enter 66.6.44.4 for “Points To”.
  • Select “1 Hour ” for “TTL” default.

Setup custom domain name for tumblr blog


After editing and creating A record, save the setting you have made.
5. For configuring sub domain name like blog.yourdomain.com on tumblr, you need to edit CNAME record setting as I have done below :

  • Enter blog for “Host”.
  • Enter 66.6.44.4 for “Points To”.
  • Select “1 Hour ” for “TTL” default.

Setup custom domain name for tumblr blog
After editing and creating CNAME record, save the setting you have made.
6. Once you created A and CNAME records for your domain name, you’re done with Godady Account. Now, You shoud move to your tumblr account.

Configure Custom Domain Name on Tumblr

1. Log in to your Tumblr account. Click on setting option that will be in the right top of your dashboard.

Setup domain name for blog on tumblr account
2. Click on the blog on which you would like to udpate domain . Then click on Edit Appearance ” option of desired blog.
3. Click on the Pencil button to the right of the username of your tumblr blog to enable custom domain name option.

Setup domain name for blog on tumblr account
4. Enter Doman or sub domain name you bought for your blog in the given box and test your domain.
5. Once your domain is tested successfully without any error then click on save button to finish setting your tumblr blog up with your domain.
These are steps to configure custom domain name on tumblr if you have any question related then let us know below in the comment.

Hordy ! Ravinder Dande here,
I am professional blogger, Internet marketer and an affiliate marketer. I get to know about blogging in 2014 and started in 2015. I am good at RANKING BLOG that’s what I like the most. I share whatever strategies works with my readers.

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1 Comment

  1. Where were you when I was setting up my tumblr blog on a custom domain. 🙁
    Leave it. thanks for sharing. I will do my next blog on tumblr.
    It is a great place to share things overseas. 🙂 cheers

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