Custom Domains


Flounder allows you to add a custom domains to your page, for example, I use alexwennerberg.com as an alias for alex.flounder.online. You can go to either page and see my Flounder site: both on Gemini, and on HTTP.


In order to do this, you'll first need to purchase a domain from a domain registrar. I use Namecheap, and I don't get paid to tell you this:

https://www.namecheap.com/


Then you need to set up a DNS records:

ALIAS @ mydomain.example myname.flounder.online

If your registrar doesn't support ALIAS records, you can use a CNAME record if you don't use this domain for anything else:

CNAME @ mydomain.example myname.flounder.online

Or an A record:

A @ mydomain.example 173.230.145.243

Note that the A record may cause issues if the Flounder server IP evre changes.


Then, go to

https://flounder.online/me


And set your custom domain.


It may take some time for your DNS records to propagate -- this can take as little as a few minutes or as much as 24 hours. Then go to mydomain.example and you should see your Flounder page!


This will work on both HTTP and Gemini.



admin.flounder.online/