Every web service and static site on Render automatically gets a free
app.render.com address which does not change.
But you can also bring your own domains to Render easily. We handle SSL certificate creation and renewal, as well as automatic HTTP to HTTPS redirects for all your custom domains, including wildcard domains. Let’s learn how to set up your domains on Render!
Then go to the Settings tab for your service. You’ll see the Custom Domains section further down the page.
Click Add Custom Domain and enter your custom domain.
- If you add a domain containing
www, we automatically add the version of your domain without the
wwwand redirect it to the
- If you enter a root domain (also called an apex domain) without the
www, we automatically add the
wwwversion and redirect it to the root domain.
You should now see the following message with instructions to update DNS settings with your DNS provider. See the next section for how to do this.
When you add a wildcard custom domain to Render, you have to add two
CNAME records to your DNS settings. The first
CNAME record for
* allows Render to respond to your wildcard domain, and a second
CNAME record allows Render to manage Let’s Encrypt wildcard certificate issuance and renewal on your behalf. This is what it looks like for
At this point, you’ll need to work with your DNS provider to add
A records pointing to Render. We have instructions for common providers below:
AAAArecords for your domains when you update your DNS settings.
AAAArecords map a domain to a corresponding IPv6 record, but Render does not support IPv6 addresses yet. As a result,
AAAArecords can interfere with Render hosting your custom domains.
Once you’ve updated your DNS records, it can take a few minutes for your domains to be verified on Render. You’ll see the domain verification status in green once everything is good to go.
🎉 You’re all set! Your custom domains will start pointing to your Render service and we’ll continue to issue and renew SSL certificates for them as long as you’re using Render.