Kyle wrote an in depth tutorial about setting up custom domains in your paperplane account. It explains the complete process, so that’s a great place to start if you’re confused. However, he focused on iwantmyname (which is great), and I’m an avid DNSimple user. I want to quickly describe how a DNSimple setup is different.
I’m going to assume a few things: you’ve got a paperplane.io subscription, a site added to your paperplane dashboard, and domain in your DNSimple account. If that’s the case, you’ll just need to add a few DNS records. Here’s what it looks like for me, on rebuildconf.com.
There are 2 important things to note.
- First, I'm using DNSimple's URL record type to redirect rebuildconf.com to www.rebuildconf.com. This replaces WWWizer in Kyle's writeup. It's a one-stop shop!
- Second, I have several subdomains (www, 2011, 2012) CNAME'd to proxy.paperplane.io. That means I have 3 different sites in my paperplane.io dashboard, and 3 different folders in my Dropbox.
It's as simple as that. Still have questions about custom domains or DNS? Let us know!