# How to change the domain name of your BTCPay Server
Let's assume I used Azure. After initially deploying, I get an invalid certificate (this is normal during setup):
To get a valid certificate, I need to change my server address from
# Setting up your DNS record
First, I bought my domain name
btcpayserver.com from a registar. (I use gandi.net (opens new window) because they are awesome.)
Once I got the domain name, I can access it in the
So I click on my new domain
btcpayserver.com, then go to the
DNS Records menu, then I click
Here I want to make sure
tothemoon.btcpayserver.com will resolve to the same IP address as
myawesomedemobtcpay.westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com. We call this a
So I fill out:
Type: "CNAME", Name: "tothemoon", Hostname: "myawesomedemobtcpay.westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com." !! DO NOT FORGET THE '.' !!
Then I click 'Create'. (Note that if you want to point directly to an IP address instead, you would use a type
Congratulations! Now let's set it up on the other side, the BTCPayServer host.
# From your browser
- Log in as an administrator, which is typically the first account created on the server.
- Enter new hostname
tothemoon.btcpayserver.comand click 'Update'.
I wait a bit and go to
https://tothemoon.btcpayserver.com - Success!
# From the command line
I connect to my server via:
I enter the
Password I chose during the Azure Wizard setup.
sudo su - changedomain.sh tothemoon.btcpayserver.com