I Bought My Domain Name.

Today I took the advice of Gary Vaynerchuk and bought my domain name. This is a quick write up on how it went applying it to my GitHub Pages blog. I started out on GoDaddy and bought the domain name via PayPal. The two year order seemed reasonably priced at about $10 a year (side note why does conordean.com cost $899 because he’s an Irish rugby player), with the domain mine first thing I did was setup forwarding to try it out. GoDayy Forward image

This worked but the domain of the site does not change from ctolan.github.io, as you may expect is a forward from conortolan.com to ctolan.github.io. After reading help pages on how to setup an A record I headed to the GoDaddy “Manage DNS” section and added the four required IPs.

GoDayy A Records image


Next I added the custom domain on GitHub by going to the settings and saved my domain. I cancelled the forwarding too by the way, but not before experiencing the never ending loop of conortolan.com forwarding to ctolan.github.io which tried to resolve conortolan.com as the site name.


Now my site is up and running at conortolan.com as you can see, but I’ve not yet got the HTTPS working. There is a note that it can take 24 hours, so hopefully that’s all it is.

GitHub HTTPS image

Other links I looked at while setting this up.

“https://help.github.com/articles/quick-start-setting-up-a-custom-domain/” “https://blog.github.com/2018-05-01-github-pages-custom-domains-https/”

Written on September 10, 2018
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