I registered for a custom domain name for my website on NameCheap.com. Without a custom domain name my GitHub Pages website would have been hosted at missrhea.github.io (i.e. <your-username>.github.io). This did not bother me, I just wanted to try a custom domain name for fun plus it was free.
1. Configuring the custom domain name on GitHub
Inside the missrhea.github.io repository, click on the Settings tab. Scroll down to the GitHub Pages section. I entered my custom domain name in the “Custom domain” field and saved that.
The above step created a commit that added a CNAME file to the root of my publishing source i.e. the root directory of the
2. Configuring the custom domain name on NameCheap.com
On NameCheap.com I created the following records under the Advanced DNS tab,
- A CNAME record to point rhearodrigues.me (i.e. my custom domain) to missrhea.github.io (i.e. the default domain of my GitHub Pages website).
Four A Records (with Host as ”@” i.e. root) for the Github A Record IPs:
Now my website hosted using GitHub Pages is available at rhearodrigues.me!