To configure a custom subdomain for Netlify (for example, to point
legacy-jupyterbook.netlify.app) should be very easy, but the instructions on Netlify can be a little confusing, even misleading.
The most confusing point is shown above. It asks you to add a custom domain in the format of
www.yourdomain.com. However, that is for configuring a custom domain, not a custom subdomain. Then, what should you do?
If you have your own domain,
www.yourdomain.com and the domain for your Netlify project is
abc.netlify.app. If you want to have a custom subdomain of
www.abc.yourdomain.com, then you only need to input
abc.yourdomain.com in the box (in the picture above).
Then, follow the instruction here
. What you should do is simply add a CNAME record with
abc as the host and
abc.netlify.app as the value.
It should just work.
Last modified on 2021-10-05