Every Space app you install gets its own unique subdomain on
deta.app. The subdomain is based on the alias of the app and a random suffix
<alias>-<suffix>.deta.app, for example
method-draw-h78bhas.deta.app. This domain cannot be changed at the moment and will remain active as long as you have the app instance installed.
If you already have your own domain though you can assign it to a specific app instance. This “Custom Domain” works in addition to the default Space App Domain.
Adding a Custom Domain
To add a custom domain to a installed app instance, open the app settings by clicking the 3 dots (…) next to the app’s icon on the Canvas, click “Settings” and then switch to the “Domains” tab. Click “Add Domain” and enter your domain name.
Before your domain is live, you need to setup a few DNS records to verify ownership of the domain and to point your domain to our servers. The UI will show you the records that you need to add to your domain:
If you are not sure how to add these records to your domain, consult your DNS provider’s documentation. If you are using Cloudflare, you can add the records directly from the Cloudflare dashboard.
We will periodically check if your domain has the right records setup and once we detect that it does, we will generate a SSL certificate for your domain and start serving your app instance from it. The time taken for the DNS record changes to take effect depends on your DNS settings and provider. It may take up to 24 hours for your domain to go live.
Custom domains should work with every DNS provider and even with Cloudflare’s Caching or CDN features out of the box.
Check the following if you are experiencing issues in setting up a custom domain:
- Check if your top level domain is supported (here is a list of supported TLDs).
- Make sure you have added the right DNS records in your DNS settings.
- Check if there is a CAA record set up for your domain. If yes, make sure you have set up the necessary CAA record.
- If you have a CAA record set up for your domain (check your DNS settings or use a tool to check your CAA records), add the following record so that we can issue certificates for your domain:
example.com. 3600 IN CAA 0 issue "sectigo.com". This record allows us to issue certificates for example.com and all subdomains of example.com. For your domain, replace example.com with your domain.
If you run into other issues or if your domain is still not active after more than 24 hours, please reach out to us via Discord or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.