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Adding a Custom Domain via CNAME

Pre-prequisites

  • have a domain that you own and control the CNAME records for
  • have your github repo hooked up to dendron (see Creating a site)

Steps

  1. Decide on a CNAME that you want to use. Lets call this YOUR_CNAME
  2. Email support@dendron.so with the subject: CNAME Request: YOUR_CNAME
    • optionally, also send us the name with your registrar and we can respond with precise instructions on how to update your DNS settings
  3. You'll get a response with a custom CNAME entry. Add that to your DNS (instructions to do this will depend on your registrar)
    _5e6e3c15a64565a3fbd9609d390e06d4.www.awschangelog.com. to _1fcefb9e363e5ebc64d8bc7ad6f31535.nfyddsqlcy.acm-validations.aws.
    
  4. Update YOUR_CNAME to point to hosting.dendron.wiki
  5. Email support@dendron.so with the subject: CNAME Request: YOUR_CNAME - UPDATED
  6. You'll get a response from support@dendron.so that your account is now ready for custom domains
  7. Push to the repository that you have configured with managed publishing. Dendron will now connect your repository with your CNAME
    - NOTE: the link to view the site will still be pointed to `$username.dendron.wiki`. You'll need to manually add your CNAME to see the changes
    

Limitations

  • custom domains with CNAMES doesn't work with apex domains (these are domains without a prefix - eg. foo.com is an apex domain, www.foo.com is not)
    • if you are interested in using an apex domain, see the guide below

Add a Custom Domain via Delegating Name Servers

Pre-prequisites

  • have a domain that you own and control the name server records for
  • have your github repo hooked up to dendron (see Creating a site)

Steps

  1. Email support@dendron.so with the subject: NS Request: YOUR_DOMAIN
    • example: NS Request: kevin.xyz
    • optionally, also send us the name with your registrar and we can respond with precise instructions on how to update your DNS settings
  2. You'll get a response with a custom NS entry. Add that to your DNS (instructions to do this will depend on your registrar)
    • example response
    ns-1986.awsdns-48.co.uk.
    ns-738.awsdns-28.net.
    ns-1484.awsdns-52.org.
    ns-298.awsdns-37.com.
    
  3. Update your domain nameserver with the results
    • WARNING: if you are currently serving traffic via the domain, this will cause your website to be temporarily un-availble
    • NOTE: save your current name servers as backup for when you want to revert this process
  4. Email support@dendron.so with the subject: NS Request: YOUR_DOMAIN - UPDATED
  5. You'll get a response from support@dendron.so that your account is now ready for custom domains
  6. Push to the repository that you have configured with managed publishing. Dendron will now connect your repository with your CNAME
    • NOTE: the link to view the site will still be pointed to $username.dendron.wiki. You'll need to manually add your CNAME to see the changes

Add password protection to your site

Pre-requisites

  • have a sprout or higher level plan (note: we manage membership on a separate platform. be sure to register with the same email as you do for dendron)

Steps

  1. Create a site to Dendron
  2. Before publishing, set the password you would like to use

You site will be available at your given domain with the following credentials:

  • username: YOUR_DENDRON_USERNAME
  • password: the password you set during creation