NOTE: Thank you to Kate at KateReads.com for submitting this updated domain name setup FAQ entry to us :-) She has been blogging with us since 2005!

Setting up a custom domain name for your Weblogs.us blog


Option 1. Setting up GoDaddy using GoDaddy’s DNS manager

  1. Follow the instructions here: http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/7920/adding-or-editing-arecords?locale=en
  2. For your A record, use 65.38.6.40 as the IP address.
  3. DNS records can take some time to propagate. Wait a few hours and check your address. If you see the weblogs.us status page, you set it up correctly.
  4. Once you see the weblogs.us status page, contact support@weblogs.us with the details of your A record. They will make changes on their end, and you’ll be all set!

**If you would like to use another DNS provider, CloudFlare provides a free service. The following are instructions to set that up:


Option 2. Setting up Cloudflare for DNS

  1. Sign up for a CloudFlare account.
  2. Add your URL. CloudFlare will scan your current DNS set up. Once that’s finished, click on “Continue Setup.”
  3. CloudFlare will show a page of all your DNS records. Click on “I’ve added all missing records, continue” at the bottom of the page. On the next page, click “Continue.” CloudFlare will give you two nameservers.
  4. Follow the steps to set up the nameservers on GoDaddy.

Setting up GoDaddy to use Cloudflare

  1. Login and click on My Account in the upper left corner.
  2. Click on “Domains” to see a list of your domain names. Click on the green “Launch” button next to the domain name you would like to edit.
  3. You will see more details for your domain name. Make sure you’ve selected the “Settings” tab, and scroll down to the Nameservers section. Click “Manage.”
  4. Select the “Custom” button then “Enter Custom Nameservers.”
  5. In the two boxes you see, put in the nameserver addresses that you got from CloudFlare. Click Add, then Save. This deletes GoDaddy’s nameservers and replaces them with CloudFlare’s. From now on, you will edit your DNS records in your CloudFlare account.
  6. Wait for up to 24 hours for the records to propagate. CloudFlare will email you when it is complete.

Setting up A records on CloudFlare

  1. After logging in to CloudFlare, click on the gear icon next to the domain name you would like to edit. Select “DNS Settings.” Next to the A record for your domain name, select the gear icon again, select “Edit Record” and enter the following IP address: 65.38.6.40.
  2. DNS records can take some time to propagate. Wait a few hours and check your address. If you see the weblogs.us status page, you set it up correctly.
  3. Once you see the weblogs.us status page when you go to your URL, contact support@weblogs.us with the details of your A record. They will make changes on their end, and you’ll be all set

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