If you don't already have a custom domain name, you will want need to purchase one from a third-patty provider such as Namecheap, GoDaddy or Hover. We have an integration with Namecheap -- for more information see here.
Once that is done, you will need to map it so that it points to Adobe Portfolio. This is done by logging into your domain provider's DNS settings and modifying DNS Records.
Completing this is a bit different for each service, but it will likely consist of adding one A Record and one CNAME, which will look like this:
A Record: Host: @ --> Points to: IP address
CNAME: Host: www --> Points to: IP address
The A Record controls the root domain and the CNAME controls the 'www' part of your domain name. Both are needed to connected your domain name within Adobe Portfolio.
Please ensure that you are adding the correct IP address. It can be found within your Portfolio Editor > Settings > Domain Name > Connect your domain. We provide you with two IP addresses in your website settings. The second IP address is an alternate, and not all DNS providers support two.
Finally, enter your Custom Domain in the Portfolio editor, in "Settings" > "Domain Name". Enter your Custom Domain and click "Apply".
*Please enter the root domain (without www in front).
*PLEASE NOTE: When you connect a custom domain to your site, you're changing its DNS (Domain Name System) settings. These changes can take anywhere between 24 and 72 hours to start working properly. Domain providers refer to this waiting period as "propagation time," or the time it takes for changes to update throughout the web.
Additionally, DO NOT remove & re-enter your custom domain name within Adobe Portfolio Settings more than five times. This will cause a delay in generating a SSL Certificate.
Lastly, below are links to DNS-related articles for a few popular domain host services. Should you encounter issues regarding how to adjust A Records and other DNS settings, these will be a great first step to getting them solved!
FAQ Links to Common Hosts: