Setup custom domain on Netlify

Published on June 19th, 2019

Since I did only find the official Netlify documentation - which does a pretty good job at explaining everything, but I wish it would be a bit shorter.

  1. Go to Custom Domains your_site_name /settings/domain#custom-domains
  2. Change DNS Settings on your domain's provider to point to DNS Servers.
    • Select the ... and select Go to DNS Settings
    • add the Netlify nameservers to your domain service (,,
  3. Wait a few minutes until the changes are reflected

Netlify handles the SSL certificate setup via Let's Encrypt automatically for you. Although it may take a few hours - I believe it took 1.5 h for this page until the certificate was ready.

This is all it takes to setup your custom domain!

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