How to Set Up a Custom Domain for Podbean
When I started my journey podcasting, I knew not one thing about podcasting. I had no clue how to prepare for a podcast, how to find guests, how to achieve an optimal mix, how to record a podcast, or how to host a podcast.
Thank goodness technology has come a long way from the days of having to invest tens of thousands of dollars in the latest equipment to record and host audio and video files on a server and having to custom development a player to support playback.
Imagine how excited I was to discover how easy it was to record a podcast using Voice Memos app when flying solo, and then Zoom.us or Skype when virtually interviewing parties of one or more.
Then, add in a user-friendly hosting service like Podbean — podcast publishing and monetization service, providing free and premium hosting packages for individuals and businesses — that fully integrates publishing, management, syndication, and analysis tools.
Talk about a fully equipped and powerful experience to easily communicate one’s vision and reach the masses for a fraction of the cost.
I was well on my way to launching and sharing digital strategies discovering Podbean, and all it had to offer.
The only catch about using Podbean was the provided subdomain to access the podcast feed. In my case, the default or provided subdomain was kickstartcommerce.podbean.com.
Not the most sexy or easy domain to remember, especially for the non tech-savvy person, right?
The good news is Podbean offers functionality to provide a custom domain for the podcast feed. So, instead of kickstartcommerce.podbean.com for the podcast feed, I now use kickstart.fm.
Due to a less than intuitive interface, setting up a custom domain for your Podbean podcast feed can be a bit tricky.
But no worries, because below is a quick video tutorial demonstrating how to set up a custom domain for your Podbean podcast feed.
The short of the story is you’ll need to set up a CNAME record with your domain registrar (see image below). I registered kickstart.fm via GoDaddy.
In addition, you’ll need to forward the naked (i.e., non-www) domain (e.g., kickstart.fm) to the www version of your domain (e.g., www.kickstart.fm). That’s it!
Watch the video and let me know if you have any questions or comments.