This is the first article on how to IndieWebifyme with Octopress and GitHub. This is the first part of the level 1, get a domain name.
To start, I’ll assume you have a working octopress with github pages.
1 – Domain name
2 – CNAME in the DNS registrar
Go to your registrar (or DNS provider) and configure the CNAME to point to your github username.
3 – CNAME file in the project
Then, just add a CNAME file into your project, in the source folder, with this content:
That’s it! Commit your change, generate and deploy!
I now own my online indentity. The domain name that represent the entry point of my online indentity belongs to me. Nobody can close this service, ask me 100€ for that, or censor me from now on! Of course we can discuss this concept with the light that DNS is centralised, but it is a lot better than a namespace behind facebook walls!
If you have any questions/doubts, please, let me know!