Setting up a Custom Domain

1. Register a domain if you haven’t already. Some popular registrars are namecheap, name.com, namesilo and godaddy. We will go through the steps for setting up the domain “example.com”, which will be replaced by the domain name of your choosing.

2. Once your domain is registered, decide where you want your Gumroad store to live. If you don’t have any existing content on your website, you can put it on www.example.com. Otherwise, you can choose another subdomain, such as store.example.com.

3. Visit the Gumroad advanced settings page. Once you get there, enter your domain name under “Custom domain” and click “Update account details"

www.example.com
store.example.com

4. You’re all set with Gumroad! Now, you need to setup your DNS records with your registrar.

5. You will need to set different records depending on which subdomain you choose.

For www.example.com, your DNS records should be as follows:

Host name Record type Value
@ URL Redirect http://www.example.com
www CNAME domains.gumroad.com


For store.example.com, your DNS records (also called nameservers) should be as follows:

Host name Record type Value
store CNAME domains.gumroad.com

We provide support for custom domains through CNAME records, so you don't have to re-configure nameservers for it. You can use any set of nameservers.

You’re all set! Your DNS changes may take up to 24 hours. If you don't see changes within 24 hours, please contact your hosting provider to confirm that the CNAME and URL redirect are setup properly.

IP Address Issues

Some providers such as Godaddy will ask you to enter an IP address to set up a custom domain. You can enter: 34.198.93.169. 

Each domain in Godaddy comes with a default set of nameservers, and you can continue to use them.

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