Using your domain name with Tumblr

Tumblr allows you to use custom domain names with their blogging service so your Tumblelog is hosted with their server but you're still using DNS, mail and our other services.

In the following instructions, let's assume you have registered with us and it's currently hosted with us, either as a normal hosting account or maybe as a parked domain.

To host a your Tumblelog on Tumblr and have it accessible at, you change the A record for to point to their IP address as per the advice given on This can be done in your cPanel's DNS Editor.

That advice however will prevent mail from working on your domain via the aegis hosting servers since DNS will be telling other mail servers that mail is to be sent to tumblr's server.

To get mail working again follow the steps below...

  1. Log in to your cPanel
  2. Delete the CNAME record for (using cPanel's Advanced DNS editor)
  3. Create an A record for that points to the IP address of the server you're on. (eg. for it's
  4. Finally go to the MX Entry tool in cPanel and make sure the MX entry for your domain is pointing at and not just

Then wait a bit for the DNS changes to propagate. That may take up to 72 hourse but is usually much quicker.

If reconfiguring DNS is beyond your comfort zone, please raise a support ticket and we can do this for you.

  • 2 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How do I access my mail via the web ie. webmail?

Your email is accessible via any web browser by tacking on /webmail/ to your domain name....

Roundcube webmail isn't working correctly

Roundcube is a rich web application that relies on Javascript to function. If you've switched...

451 Temporary local problem

If you receive back an error '451 Temporary local problem' when trying to access your mail then...

Mail to Hotmail isn't working

Hotmail requires something called an 'SPF' record which stands for 'Sender Policy Framework'....

Name servers

If you're not registering a domain with us or transferring over a domain, you can use another...