This blog was originally located at, but I wanted to refer to it as

Here’s what I did.

I got my jekyll blog working at

Basically I followed the directions I found in github’s documentation:

CNAME file

I set up a CNAME file (not record) in my home directory (i.e., /CNAME).

As soon as I pushed the CNAME file to github, became unavailable.

Modified DNS

I had to ask, my registrar, to fix the CNAME record for I did that because I found their form for doing this too confusing.

When they had finished the job, dig returned records that looked like what github required:

$ dig  +nostats +nocomments +nocmd

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> +nostats +nocomments +nocmd
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;          IN      A   3600    IN      CNAME

And soon my custom domain name was working!

FYI: My support request to

You may be interested in my support request to I didn’t (and still don’t) understand how to map the CNAME stuff onto host and points.

Dear Dotster,

I need help getting my domain to point to my new jekyll blog at

I followed the directions under “Setting the domain in your repo” on the github documentation page ( and I have set up a CNAME file (not record), which apparently makes unavailable.

Now I have to set up the DNS. The directions under “Setting up DNS” on the github documentation page ( suggests that I set up a CNAME record for my domain.

I need help setting up the CNAME record (I think).

I apparently have to fill in a form with two fields:

Points to:

But I’m not sure how to do that for

The github doc suggests that I want something like: 3592 IN CNAME

But I’m not sure how to do that?

I would really appreciate your help on this.

Thanks a lot. –ge