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Configuring your domain for a Tumblr website
So you have created a website with Tumblr and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your website.
After having finished configuring your Tumblr website for your domain, you will need to make some technical changes to your domain at Gandi. For security purposes, Gandi cannot perform these changes for you.
Step 1: Log into your domain name
You will need to log into your domain name with any of the contacts (other than the billing contact) (trouble logging in?).
Step 2: Change your zone file
You now need to make an editable copy of your zone file in order to make the changes that will point your domain at your website.
You can do this by adding an CNAME record for the
www subdomain to point to
It will look something like this:
www 10800 IN CNAME domains.tumblr.com.
You will also want the bare domain to point at the same website, so you must either:
- add web forwarding so the bare domain (
example.com) redirects to the
- add an A record for the bare domain, which will look like this
@ 10800 IN A 126.96.36.199
Example of a zone
Here is an example of a zone file for a domain (we'll use example.com) that will bring visitors to a Tumblr website:
www 10800 IN CNAME domains.tumblr.com. @ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. imap 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net. smtp 10800 IN CNAME relay.mail.gandi.net. webmail 10800 IN CNAME agent.mail.gandi.net. blog 10800 IN CNAME blogs.vip.gandi.net. pop 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net.
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