Setting Up a Custom Domain

Write.as supports independent writers and creators with the ability to use your own domain on our service. With a Write.as Pro subscription, you can connect a custom domain to each of the blogs on your account. Simply update your DNS settings and we'll take care of the rest — including SSL support, which comes standard.

Setup

Create a DNS record for your domain based on the type of domain you're using (this is usually done through your domain registrar):

Domain Record type Value / Data
Top level (e.g. example.com) A-record 50.56.249.138
Top level (optional) AAAA-record 2001:4800:7810:0512:500b:b07c:ff05:8178
Subdomain (e.g. blog.example.com) CNAME me.writeas.com

Note: “me.writeas.com” is the literal value you should insert. In other words, do not replace “me” with your username or otherwise alter it.

Back on Write.as:

Go to your Blogs page, press Customize on the blog you want to add a custom domain to, and select the “Custom Domain” option. Enter your domain name (e.g. example.com or blog.example.com) and press the save button.

It may take a little while for the DNS changes to update, so if your site isn't showing up right away, check again in a bit. You might also see a delay in your SSL certificate generating. When its ready, your site will automatically start redirecting to its secure version.

Still having trouble? We're happy to help.