Domain name, finally

written April 14, 2021 // 2 min read

So, I finally got l3gacy.tk linked to the github pages! The process was a bit confusing, probably because I’ve never done something like this before, but here’s the steps I took.

First I got a free domain from freenom.com. Quick tip, if you want one, write out the full domain in the domain search bar instead of just the first part (i.e. example.tk instead of just example). Once I had done that, I signed up for a free cloudflare acount, as they have a better domain-name-manegment-system-thing. Then I had to link my domain back to cloudflare, which was supprisingly easy. All I did was set the nameservers in freenom’s interface to the ones cloudflare gave me, and I was off to the races! (Well it took a couple hours, so maybe more of a road trip.)

The next step was getting that domain to point to my github pages. So I googled that, and I found a great [https://docs.github.com/en/pages/configuring-a-custom-domain-for-your-github-pages-site/managing-a-custom-domain-for-your-github-pages-site](doc page) on how to set a custom domain in github pages (turns out there’s just a little textbox in the settings menu that adds a CNAME file). After that, it was a matter of adding some records to my domain in cloudflare, and it works now!

That’s all for today folks, stay safe and happy!

- l3gacy

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