How to Setup Feedburner MyBrand on Your Domain

By Posted 2007 Updated   BloggingDomain HostingTutorialsWordPress

Feedburner MyBrand is a Pro feature for showcasing your feedburner feed on your own domain name. Recently Feedbuner MyBrand became free and now bloggers can easily change the feedburner url to a more professional url with your domain branding. Check out how I got this feature working on my Dreamhost web hosting in a few minutes.

I tried lots of tricks to set up Feedburner MyBrand on my Dreamhost Webhosting, but it was more complex than it seemed. However, after some trials, my Feedburner feed has a new quickonlinetips.com url and you can also easily set it up (without all the DNS experiments I went through!)

Feedburner Settings

Sign into FeedBurner, click the “My Account” link in the upper left-hand corner, and then click “MyBrand”. Now it is a simple one step process – Specify the domain name to use (e.g. I use feeds.quickonlinetips.com) and click Activate. All done here!

Dreamhost Settings

Dreamhost lets you edit your domain name DNS records easily. In your web panel, go to Domains > Manage Domains. Select the domain name to use and click DNS beneath it. You can then perform custom changes to your DNS information.

Feedburner MyBrand on Dreamhost

Above is a screenshot of how I filled the form on the DNS settings page for my domain name.
Name – type feeds
Type – use CNAME
Value – type feeds.feedburner.com. (remember to add trailing period.)
Click “Add Record Now” and all is done.

You now have a custom DNS entry like this
feeds CNAME feeds.feedburner.com.

New Feedburner MyBrand Feed

Remember if you have a feed at feeds.feedburner.com/myfeed,
it will now also be available at feeds.mydomain.com/myfeed

So my current feed feeds.feedburner.com/QuickOnlineTips
is now also available at feeds.quickonlinetips.com/QuickOnlineTips

The best part is that MyBrand works on all the feeds in your account. MyBrand lets you use your own domain name to host your feed instead of feeds.feedburner.com and puts you in even greater control of your own content. The original feed also keeps working since the new feed is merely a CNAME DNS change.

WARNING: Please perform these DNS changes at YOUR OWN RISK. I am not responsible if your site goes offline due to DNS misconfiguration or error on your part (and there is a very high chance this will occur if something goes wrong). This article merely shares my experience about setting up Feedburner Mybrand on Dreamhost. If you’re not sure what’s going on here then you definitely do not want to make any changes.

UPDATE: Since all Feedburner accounts are now migrated to Google accounts, you need to update your CNAME in DNS records of your domain name to keep your Feedburner Mybrand feed working.


11 comments on “How to Setup Feedburner MyBrand on Your Domain

  1. Mitch says:

    what if i made this change and its still not working? do you have any tips?

  2. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Works for me. Try it. ;-)

  3. TechZilo says:

    Just a doubt, how will this work with FeedSmith plugin? Should I enter feeds.owndomain.com for the feed URL option? And since the old FB feed is accessible, is there a way to redirect it to new feed?

  4. QuickOnlineTips says:

    Feedsmith requires you enter the source url, which stays the same as your wordpress original feed. The redirecting url can be the new one you created.

    The good part about this feature is that both older feedburner feed and the new Mybrand feed work well.

  5. tzvika a says:

    thanks so much!!

  6. Paul Burgess says:

    This is a nice trick – but it’s worth noting the CNAME record has changed since Google took over – instead of feeds.feedburner.com. it seems to have changed to: 1l3wokp.feedproxy.ghs.google.com.

  7. Paul Burgess says:

    Whoops – no… that link is wrong it will work for me but not you :D – you’ll have a different link for your Feedburner account – log in to check :)

  8. QuickOnlineTips says:

    @Paul – thanks for letting us know our feed was down. We have now shared how to update the CNAME and keep your Mybrand feed working.

  9. Puneet says:

    Will i lost my existing feed readers (not the email subscribers) who are subscribed through various desktop feed readers.

  10. Scholarships says:

    Thanks to instructions setting mybrand feedburner good luck for you

  11. Saurabh says:

    Thanks for these instructions but feedburner is showing your cname entry should be feeds CNAME null.feedproxy.ghs.google.com.
    What does it meant?

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