Move to custom domain
Since today, this blog is also available at bolshov.online. Welcome everybody who’s interested, I’ll try to keep you posted about tech (primarily), happenings in my life, journeys, music and movies.
For those curious: I bought domain name “bolshov.online” for only EUR1.30. It’s not so crazy cheap to prolongate it though, ~EUR45. It’s not too much either. I also got a free email address with a help from connect.yandex.ru. Gitlab is super straightforward when it comes to configuring your custom domain, you just have to add a TXT record to your DNS zone file with a code they provide. Same goes for connect.yandex.ru, you add a TXT record to your DNS zone file to confirm that domain is actually yours.
Oh, and there was a small bug (or poor instructions thereof) when configuring gitlab pages. The instruction said I have to add a record like this:
_gitlab-pages-verification-code.bolshov.online TXT gitlab-pages-verification-code=XXXXXXXX
This didn’t work, it only worked when I added this record:
bolshov.online TXT gitlab-pages-verification-code=XXXXXXXX
Cheers, and see you on my new blog bolshov.online!