By default your publication will be hosted on our curated.co domain and your publication will be available at your-publication.curated.co. However, if you would prefer to host your content on your own domain, you can point your DNS records for the domain at our servers.
Hosting on a Top Level Domain
If you want to host your Curated publication on a top level domain such as your-domain.com firstly you will need to enter the domain in your publication’s settings.
Visit Settings > Hosting, Subscriptions & Publishing > Web > Domains and enter your domain in the Custom Publication Domain field as shown below.
Note: Do not include the www. on your domain when entering it here. Curated will still respond on the www domain but it should not be entered in this field.
You will then need to create DNS records for both the www and non-www domain. Just create two “A” records as below and point them to the IP address listed below:
|Name (or Alias)||IP Address|
|@ (or blank)||188.8.131.52|
Requests to the www domain will be automatically redirected to the non-www domain. We do this to ensure that Google does not penalise you for duplicate search results.
Hosting on a Subdomain
If you would prefer to host your Curated publication on a subdomain such as your-subdomain.your-domain.com this is also possible. Firstly, you will need to enter the subdomain in your publication’s settings.
Visit Settings > Hosting, Subscriptions & Publishing > Web > Domains and enter your subdomain in the Custom Publication Domain field as shown below.
Then, simply add an A record for the subdomain and enter the full subdomain and domain into the “Custom Publication Domain” field in Settings > Hosting, Subscriptions and Publishing > Web.
|Name (or Alias)||IP Address|
Custom Short URL Domains
By default all links in your publications will have short links curated which are hosted on the cur.at domain. If you would like to register a custom short link domain then simply point the @ and www record at 184.108.40.206 in the same way as above.
Do not feel the need to create a custom short URL domain just because you have a custom domain for your publication, this is just available in the event that you want to change the cur.at domain.
Note: As short links are unique across all publications all of your existing links will still be served from cur.at and so changing this domain will not affect links in old emails which have already been published.
Serving Your Website Over HTTPS
If you are not using a custom domain for your Curated publication, we’ve configured SSL for you. Just visit https://yourpublication.curated.co and you’re all set!
If you want to serve your publication web site over HTTPS, you will need to set up the SSL certificate with CloudFlare. Once you have set up your CloudFlare account, please let us know as we also need to make an adjustment on your account so that the site is served correctly.
Once you have CloudFlare set up, you can also add what they call a “Page Rule” to force HTTPS on your publication site. Read this CloudFlare support article to learn more.
To be clear, we do not support hosting SSL certificates from your registrar or web host. We can only serve your custom domain over HTTPS using CloudFlare at this time.