Linking your domain with a blog

WordPress has an FAQ with useful and important information on how to link your domain name and your WordPress blog. We recommend that you consult it to help you better see how you may want to proceed.

Using Gandi's web forwarding

Free WordPress account users have a blog address like

You may want, however, for users who browse to your domain name to be redirected automatically to your blog.

To do this you can use Gandi's web forwarding service (free). Simply create a forwarding address that forwards from the subdomain www to the full address of your WordPress blog, using our web forwarding interface.

Remember, if you want and to forward visitors to your WordPress blog, then you need to create two forwarding addresses: One for www and one for the bare domain (leave the subdomain field empty).

Using Gandi's DNS to point at your blog

If you already have other services running on your DNS (mail, ftp, web hosting, etc.) and you just want to add your WordPress blog, you can simply add a CNAME entry to point your address to your hosting space on the WordPress servers.

blog 28800 IN CNAME

You would, of course, replace blog in the above example with the name of your subdomain (this could even be www) and example with the name of your blog as visible in your URL. Do not forget the dot at the end of the line or it will not work.

More on this in the WordPress FAQ.

Using WordPress DNS

If you are a user with a Premium account, then you have the possibility of linking your WordPress blog directly to your domain name at Gandi via DNS.

The basic way to link your domain to your WordPress blog is by changing your DNS to be:


Note, though, that if you have any other services (Gandi Mail, BaseKit) then they will go offline, because the WordPress nameservers will take over the resolution of your domain name totally (see the next section).

Using GandiMail with WordPress DNS

If you wish to use GandiMail with WordPress DNS servers, follow the directions from WordPress for editing your DNS entries here.

Then, simply use the following entries in your custom DNS records:

 MX 10
 MX 50
 CNAME imap
 CNAME smtp
 CNAME webmail
 CNAME pop

See also

Last modified: 08/11/2016 at 12:01 by Nicolas C. (Gandi)