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Custom domains

Your docs are hosted on However you can set a custom domain: visitors of your docs will stay within your brand experience. For this, you'll use a CNAME.

A CNAME, or Canonical Name, is a Domain Name System (DNS) entry. It serves as an alias, and maps a domain name to another. In our use case, it lets you set a domain name for your users to access your API docs, that they will use and see instead of the domain name.

Setting a CNAME record

First, you'll need to create a CNAME record pointing to, at your domain name provider.

For instance, if you want to host your documentation under the domain, you will create the following record: 3600 IN CNAME

Once this is done, you can set your custom domain in

Setting a custom domain in

  1. Click on the chosen Documentation > Settings
  2. Check the Setup a custom domain box.
  3. Enter your custom domain.
  4. Click Update global settings.

That's it. SSL certificates are automatically issued.

Note: DNS caches may take a moment to update. Outdated caches may lead to the fact that visitors will not be able to access your docs via your custom domain. Those caches are user-side, which means that 1. you can flush it on your local computer 2. people who never visited your doc will not face any issue.