Feedburner is a feed management service providing publishers to create a feed hosted on feedburner.com and deliver the content to subscribers over email. Feedburner was occurred by Google way back in 2007 and one of the widely used feed subscription service. Feedburner by default hosts the feed on their server and this article explains how to add own custom subdomain feed URL to your Feedburner feed.
Step 1 – Providing Feed Name
When you create a feed using Feedburner, the feed URL will be something like http://feeds.feedburner.com/Your-Feed-Name
Here, the feed name is mandatory and what you can do is to change the “feeds.feedburner.com” to “feeds.yourdomain.com”. The final feed URL should be like “http://feeds.yourdomain.com/Your-Feed-Name”
Step 2 – Copy CNAME Entry
Go to “My Account” section.
Under “My Brand” section copy the CNAME entry which should be something like xxxxxxx.feedproxy.ghs.google.com.
Step 3 – Create DNS Record for Your Domain
Login to your domain registrar and create a CNAME entry with the Feedburner code copied from the above step. Here is how to create a CNAME record in GoDaddy and Bluehost DNS editors.
Login to your GoDaddy account and launch the domain you want to create DNS record. Click on “Add Record” under “DNS Zone File” tab as shown below. Login to your Bluehost account and navigate to “Domain > Zone Editor”. Select the domain, enter the details and click on “Add Record” as shown below.
Login to your GoDaddy account and launch the domain you want to create DNS record. Click on “Add Record” under “DNS Zone File” tab as shown below.
Login to your Bluehost account and navigate to “Domain > Zone Editor”. Select the domain, enter the details and click on “Add Record” as shown below.
Use the following details for creating a CNAME record:
Type : CNAME
Host : feeds (or any other subdomain of your choice)
Points to : xxxxxxx.feedproxy.ghs.google.com (enter your Feedburner code)
TTL : Leave this field as it is
Step 4 – Entering Custom Feed URL in Feedburner
Once created a CNAME record then go back to Feedburner account and enter your subdomain as a feed URL under “My Brand” section.
Save your changes and ensure the service is showing as active.
Step 5 – Check Feed in the Browser
Open a browser window and check your feed “http://feeds.yourdomain.com/Your-Feed-Name”. If your feed is not showing up then you may need to wait till the time DNS changes are propagated which may take up to 48 hours maximum.