How to connect your domain to Github Pages
Want to link your domain to Github Pages? We can do that!
Preparing Github to receive requests for your custom domain
First up, you need to prepare Github Pages for browser requests for your custom domain. Here's their guide on how to do it:
Connecting your domain to Github
Now that Github is ready for your custom domain, we'll connect it using our Quick DNS Config feature. Here's how:
- Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click on ACCOUNT in the top-right corner and select Domain Management.
Locate the domain you wish to update. Click the "Details" button to the far right of your domain, displaying the domain Details area. Then go to the DNS Records section and select "Edit."
On the MANAGE DNS RECORDS pop-up, scroll down till you see our Quick DNS Config section.
- In the Quick DNS Config section, select the "Github" button. A pop-up will appear asking if you are sure you want to reconfigure your domain's DNS records. Select the blue "OK" button to continue.
- You will be redirected to the ADDITIONAL DNS REQUIREMENTS pop-up window. There, you'll want to create your subdomain CNAME record. In the Host field, enter the subdomain you want. It can be "www" or whatever you wish it to be. For the Answer, replace "USERNAME" with your actual GitHub username. Once is all said and done, you can select the blue "Submit" button to submit.
A success message will appear, letting you know that we were able to update your DNS records. You should now see your DNS records successfully updated to the Github Pages DNS under Current Records.That's it! Your domain is now linked to Github and should begin resolving worldwide in a few minutes (up to 48 hours in some cases.)