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Point a Domain to Tumblr

Learn how to forward a subdomain or domain to your Tumblr account.

Pointing a subdomain to Tumblr
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Log in to your Tumblr account.
Step 3
Click the Account icon and then select Settings from the drop-down menu. Account menu
Account menu
Step 4
Select your blog from the settings menu.
Settings menu
Settings menu
Step 5
Edit the Username by clicking the pencil icon. Edit username menu
Edit username menu
Step 6
Enable Use a custom domain. Enter the name of the subdomain you've created in step 1 and then click Save. Edit username menu
Edit username menu

The subdomain is now pointing to your blog.

Pointing a domain to Tumblr
Step 1
If you don't want to point a subdomain but a domain to your Tumblr blog, please follow steps 2 to 5 listed above and enter the name of the domain instead of the subdomain in step 6.
Step 2
Set the A record for the domain. Please reference How to Change a Domain's IP Address (A Record) for more information.
Please note:
It may take up to 48 hours for the DNS settings to be activated and your Tumblr blog to be available.
For additional information, you may want to reference: