How to Setup your Custom Domain on Tumblr

How to Setup your Domain on Tumblr

Domain Name on works on Tumblr. Here’s a quick tutorial on getting your DownDoggy domain on Tumblr. And the best part, it’s free!

You might be asking, why do I want to setup my domain on Tumblr? Your custom DownDoggy domain will let you host your Tumblr blog with a URL like www.(YOURDOMAIN).com. If you’ve already purchased a domain through DownDoggy we’ll guide you on connecting your Tumblr account with your DownDoggy domain name.

Once your DownDoggy custom domain is set up, people who visit your old tumblr URL will be automatically redirected to your new custom domain. For example, “” will automatically redirect you to “(YOURDOMAIN).com”, which will display your tumblelog.

Step 1: Login

Login to your DownDoggy account assuming you’ve already registered your domain by clicking “My Account” on the homepage. If you need a domain start your domain search.

Step 2: Domain Manager

Click “Domain Manager” in the leftside navigation. A new window will open.

Step 3: Domain Edit

Click your domain you wish to use as your Tumblr blog. And on the new page under “Total DNS” click the link “Total DNS Control.”

Step 4: Change IP Address

Next we’re changing the IP address in the A Record. Under “A (Host)” click the Notepad & Pencil icon under “Actions,” the top record. Next we’re changing the IP address under the “A (Host).”

Next to “Points To Ip Address:” replace the old IP address with:

Click the “OK” button at the bottom right.

You’re done with the DownDoggy part, you can close your window.

Step 5: Tumblr Setup

Give your domain a 20-30 minutes to propagate the changes. You can test you domain using Tumblr’s domain checker:

Login to Tumblr &  click the “Customize” under the “Info” settings. Check off “Use a custom domain name”, and enter your DownDoggy custom domain. Click “Save Changes” button.

And You’re Done!