How do I setup a custom domain on Populr?

The steps we will cover below.

  1. Purchase your Domain from a registrar: GoDaddy.com, Domain.com, NameCheap.com, Register.com etc.
  2. Point your domain  to Populr web servers.
  3. Tell Populr what your Domain is. (i.e. www.mywebsite.com)
  4. Wait, you may need to wait an hour for the change to take place.

Step 1

Purchase a Domain

Go to any registrar and purchase your domain.


Here are a few:

     • GoDaddy.com

     • Domain.com

     • NameCheap.com

     • Register.com


Registrars reviewed by Lifehacker author and readers here.


Step 2
Point your domain name to Populr servers

If using a root domain: mywebsite.com


1. Enter the DNS Manager of your registrar

2. Under 'A' Record: Point domain to 50.19.221.29

For Example:

 "Host" of name '@' should point to  '50.19.221.29'


Or if using a subdomain: sales.mywebsite.com


1. Enter the DNS Manager of your registrar

2. Under C Name: Point Subdomain to 'domains.populr.me'

For Example:

 "Host" of name 'blog' should point to 'domains.populr.me'


Note: it may take up to an hour for this setting to propagate.

Step 3

Tell Populr what your domain is

  1. Access "settings" just to the right of account name in top right drop-down.
  2. On the next page select "domains" tab, then select "Add domains" button
  3. On the next page enter your domain name into the field presented in the third column.