How do I add a custom domain or a CNAME or A record for my custom domain?

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Assuming you've already purchased the domain at a registrar, on Glitch go to 'Advanced Options' from the top-left Project Info menu, and select the 'Add Custom Domain' option.

Enter your custom domain URL (e.g. www.website.com) and select 'Add Domain'. You'll get a shw.io URL in return, like dzepryvvixf36q0k.shw.io. You can then go to your domain name registrar's website and create a CNAME entry using that URL.

Note that visiting the shw.io URL itself in the browser will display 'Not Found' - it's not intended to be used directly, only as part of a CNAME.

Here are documentation links for how to add a CNAME record with some popular domain name registrars:

My Domain Name Registrar Needs an IP Address

If you want to use the "bare domain" you purchased for your custom domain (e.g. website.com instead of www.website.com) most registrars won't allow that because it would break the internet (see this for a slightly geeky but pretty understandable explanation of why). In this case it's possible your registrar supports a custom DNS record type like ALIAS or ANAME which will serve the same purpose. If not and your registrar doesn't allow you to use a URL but instead needs an IP address, then you can get the IP address needed by pinging the shw.io URL you were given. You can use a service like Ping.eu to do so. You should get an IP address similar to 206.51.242.0.

You can then create an A record for it on your domain registrar's website.

Here are documentation links for how to add an A record with some popular domain name registrars:



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