Making your profile page accessible through a custom domain makes it easy for your readers to find that page and sign up. In order to protect all sensitive information, you should secure your custom domain when you make your profile page available there. Another advantage is that it will help you be found on Google.

There are many ways of doing this. And we keep exploring easier ways to offer this as a service within Revue. Until then, the easiest and cheapest way we found is securing your domain through Cloudflare. This is done in a few easy steps.

Step one: Create a Cloudflare account and add your site

Cloudflare offers an easy and free way to secure your domain. Head over to Cloudflare to create a free account here.

Once, you have signed up for an account, you can add your domain by clicking on Add a site. In the example, we've used – add the URL of your own site there.

Step two: Choose the free plan

As soon as you have created an account and added your site, Cloudflare will ask you to choose a plan. Go ahead and choose the free one. As soon as you have done that, check the DNS records – these should be fine, so go on to the next step.

Step three: Change your name servers

For our example we have transferred our domain from a service called Namecheap. But this should work similarly, no matter where you have purchased your domain.

In this step you need to adjust the settings in the service you purchased the domain from. Here, you're basically telling that service that you are using Cloudflare. Login to the account on that service – Namecheap in the example – and look for the setting where you can change the nameservers in the Namecheap dashboard. Add the ones Cloudflare shows you in the second step, copy those and paste them into the service you are using. Click Done, check nameservers:

Step four: Adjust a few settings

Now Cloudflare will give you a few options. Just use their defaults, if you are unsure – with a couple of exceptions.

First, set SSL/TLS encryption to Flexible (Selecting Full or Full (Strict) may result in an error: Error 525: SSL Handshake failed).

Second, make sure you turn on the option to Always use HTTPS. This is set to off by default, but we encourage you to change that so your connection is always secure.

Step five: Add your subdomain

You're almost done. In the last step, you have to point your subdomain to in Cloudflare, go to the DNS tab. There you can add your subdomain as a CNAME. In the example in the screenshot that's yournewsletter [labeled 1] – so in our example, with the domain, this will be The target [2] is

You're done!

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