# Custom domain for this website

It’s time to point the domain name designingsecuresoftware.com at this website. For reference, the docs I referenced for this are noted below.

The DNS record updates by the registrar were fast, gitlab domain verification worked first time, and the integrated Let’s Encrypt feature got a domain-validated (OID 2.23.140.1.2.1) certificate for the website within minutes.

After writing about Let’s Encrypt (Chapter 11) it’s nice to see it working smoothly just as advertised. Flipping a switch in the settings was all it took to get the certificate – it was easier than editing the DNS records for the website hosting.

https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/pages/custom_domains_ssl_tls_certification/

https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/pages/custom_domains_ssl_tls_certification/lets_encrypt_integration.html