HOW TO: Use Custom Domain Name for Tumblr ?

Tumblr is so famous for its Simplicity and User Interface. Anyone can create a free tumblr account and start blogging by updating Texts, Photos, Audio, Video and so on. You may try out the Tumblr now to experience the power of blogging. Tumblr team has really built a wonderful platform to let anyone start a Free blog with a free subdomain that appears like .

How about using your own choice of Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for your tumblr blog ? You can do that by following a very simple steps given here. FQDN appears like .

tumblr setup

How to setup Custom Domain with Tumblr ?

Step 1: Register a Domain Name

Register your choice of Domain name from, or Choose the registrar to book your choice of domain name. The pricing will be different between each Registrar that ranges from 8 USD to 25 USD.

Step 2: Create A Record

Once you registered your domain name access the DNS Management settings for that specific domain name. Create A Record that points to “” and wait for few hours to let the Domain Propagation complete.

Note: Leave the Name servers pointing to your Domain Registrar as it is.

Step 3: Tumblr Settings Page


Navigate to Settings page from your Tumblr Dashboard once you logged in. Enter your “Custom Domain” name in the second row by selecting “use a custom domain name“.

That is all. In few hours you will be able to access your Tumblr based blog using your favorite Domain name. Thanks for reading and please do leave a comment below with your suggestions.

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About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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