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. By default, Feedburner hosts the feeds on their server and this article explains how to add own custom subdomain feed URL to your Feedburner feed. If you are using Weebly platform, learn more on how to add Feedburner in Weebly.
Step 1 – Providing Feed Name
When you create a feed using Feedburner, the feed URL will be something like below:
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:
Note the “Feeds” is an example subdomain used here, you can use any subdomain for that matter.
Step 2 – Copy CNAME Entry
Go to “My Account” section.
Under “My Brand” section copy the CNAME entry which should be something like:
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.
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.
Note: You can host your feed on many subdomains. After creating CNAME record enter all your subdomains in Feedburner account by clicking “Add another domain” link.
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 “https://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.