Point your own domain to your podcast page at Castos.
To complete the process, you'll need to:
- Enter the domain name you want to use in the Podcast Settings area of your Castos dashboard
- Update the DNS records on that domain with your domain registrar to point to your Castos website
Enter the custom domain
Sign in to your Castos dashboard, find the relevant podcast and click Settings to open the Podcast Settings page.
Select the Webpage Settings tab
Click Advanced Options
Enter the domain without the
https://in the Custom Domain field.
- Click Save Podcast Details
Update DNS records with your domain registrar
Now that you’ve told Castos that you want to use a custom domain for your Castos created podcast website, you’ll need to tell your domain registrar (the place where you bought the domain) where to point the domain.
We do this through DNS records.
DNS tells domain registrars information about where your browser can look to find information about the domain and where to find it.
We suggest using Cloudflare to manage your DNS. Cloudflare offers three major benefits when it comes to DNS management:
- DDoS and other types of hacking protection services
- Free SSL certificates so your podcast website will run on HTTPS which is great for SEO and safety of your visitors
- It's completely FREE
Here are the steps you need to follow within Cloudflare:
- Sign up for your Free Cloudflare account.
- Update your domain’s nameservers to point to your assigned Cloudflare nameservers.
- Create a new CNAME record for your domain
- Give the CNAME record a name of
- Use the value of
pages.castos.comfor that domain record. Note that this is without the
https://part of the URL.
- Save that CNAME record and wait for the DNS to propagate.
Here is a complete walkthrough of the process from Cloudflare.
Your DNS settings in Cloudflare should look like this when you're all done.
Leave the Proxy Status as Proxied.
Leave SSL/TLS Rule as Full.
A note on DNS propagation: it can take up to 24 hours for DNS to propagate. This is entirely dependent on our domain registrar and the rest of the internet.
If your domain registrar does not allow you to create a CNAME record as the only value for your domain (the Apex value) then you will need to create a single A Record in your DNS provider and give it a value of 18.104.22.168
Checking the status of your DNS
If you want to check the status of your DNS propagation after you've made the changes above
you can do so here. Here just enter the domain name you're using for your podcast website, and make sure that the
A record is selected. If you see the IP address listed above (the 22.214.171.124 value) then you're all set with the DNS portion of things.