If you use Revue, your newsletter will be hosted by default on our domain via www.getrevue.co/profile/yourusername! However, if you prefer to make your newsletter available through your own domain, you can easily point your DNS records for the domain to our servers!
Custom domain? DNS records? Click here if you need more explanation about this!
It’s important to mention that it takes a little bit of research before you start, since every DNS provider has their own user interface and steps for adding or editing its domain’s DNS records. Although the specifics differ per DNS provider the overall idea is the same across all DNS providers.
Step 1: You have to make sure you have a PRO account on Revue.
Step 2: Next you have to acquire a domain and decide what subdomain you want to use. (f.e. newsletters.yourdomain.com)
Step 3: If you want your profile www.getrevue.co/profile/yourusername to point to newsletters.yourdomain.com you need to create a CNAME with source domain “newsletters” and destination should be “www.getrevue.co".
Step 4: Lastly, you need to enter “newsletters.yourdomain.com” in the settings of Revue. (see screenshot)
Step 5: The last “step” is just waiting. Although it can take up to 24 hours before the DNS records are updated, we know from experience that it usually does not take the full 24 hours (we’ve seen records being updated within the hour).
One thing you might be wondering about is how to redirect yourdomain.com (no subdomain, <subdomain>.yourdomain.com) to your Revue profile. Yourdomain.com is called a naked domain and domain protocols state that one shouldn’t redirect naked domains. You can read up on the technical aspects, if interested, here (Cloudflare) and here (Heroku). If you want this badly you need to be on one of these DNS providers.
We looked up a set of tutorials explaining how to setup a CNAME. Just google “CNAME <name of your DNS provider>” (without brackets) if your DNS provider is not in the list.