At, we don’t register or manage domain names for you. If you decide to bring your own domain name, you’ll need to update a few settings to get your mastodon server up and running.

When you buy a domain name, you use a company called a registrar - they manage the payments and annual renewals. In most cases, the registrar will also set you up with their nameservers ; nameservers link your domain name to specific servers on the internet.

You’ll need to update those nameservers in order to use with a domain name.

Commonly used providers

Using someone else?

If your domain nameserver provider isn’t listed above, or you’re not sure, you can always get in touch and we can help you find out for you and provide full step-by-step instructions.