CNAME redirect to tumblr not working



I’m trying to redirect domain my to tumblr blog.

I followed the dreamhost wiki and enabled “use a custom domain” on my tumblr but still it’s giving me a page not found error.

my DNS setting at the moment are:

name: www {}
type: CNAME

When I try and navigate to the domain then it just gives me a “not found”

I’ve tried with the A name method as well, with the same results.

Any suggestions how to fix this?

Thanks in advance,



How long are you waiting to test? DNS changes take time, no instant glory. give it 12-24 hours after you maeka change.


I’ve waited for over 24 hours now. The “not found” is in tumblr formatting so I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.


Sorry to hear of the trouble! Your domain is in fact redirecting to Tumblr, but it looks like you’re going to have to contact Tumblr support to find out why you’re receiving a “Not found.” error message. If you still encounter issues after that, feel free to drop us a line (if you haven’t already) and we’ll see what we can do for you!


Any update on this? I’m having the exact same problem.