Connecting a Subdomain to a Tumblr Blog


Our nonprofit is trying to connect a subdomain of ours ( to a Tumblr blog.

We’ve tried messing with the DNS in our Cloudflare account; though, it is not working. Here is the Tumblr article we were trying to follow; though, we haven’t been able to do much with it:

Thanks in advance!

Hi @ryan5,

THe DNS record seems to correctly point to as specified in their article. Visiting the address also returns a tumblr page. This would suggest that it is not set up right on their end, have you followed the rest of the guide?

We have tried–whenever we try to add it in Tumblr’s settings, we get this error message: Image 2020-02-27 at 6.59.00 AM for some reason.

Can you try setting the record to :grey: instead of :orange: if it isn’t already?

Yes, I’ve already tried that and it is currently set to that. I saw somewhere in an article that Tumblr is not compatible with proxy, so we went ahead and switched that function. It’s weird it still hasn’t worked…

Thanks so much for your help!

It all looks OK on Cloudflare’s end, might be worth contacting tumblr if you can, to see if they can explain why it is not validating.

Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

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Here is that record we’ve entered into Cloudflare: Image 2020-02-27 at 7.10.28 AM

Yes, that all looks fine according to their docs.

No worries, thank you! :slight_smile:

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