Setup for using your own domain with

By default, sites on the Toastmost service get web address like but it is possible to use a domain you have registered using a service like GoDaddy or Google Domains.

Before doing anything, write to me, site operator David F. Carr at to let me know about your plans. There are a few manual steps I will have to employ for everything to go smoothly, so make sure you get my attention.

Ideally, you would go into your domain registrar’s system and set your domain to use custom “name servers.” That will allow the server to handle email forwarding and email lists as well as the website.

Name Servers

Alternatively, you can set the “A record” for your domain to this IP address.

Either way, you should let me know when you’ve made the changes because I’ll also have to set the security certificate and make some other changes on the server. If the domain you want to use with Toastmost supports an existing website, there could be an interruption in access — that website will stop working and the Toastmost site won’t work yet — while we get all that in order. But I’ll try to keep it brief.

Examples of clubs hosted on Toastmost but using their own domains include and

Toastmost Services

WordPress for Toastmasters sites hosted at feature an additional menu on the administrator’s dashboard to allow you to get support and turn on features specific to the Toastmost hosted service. You’ll find it immediately below the Toastmasters menu (which is displayed to all members) and TM Administration, which is only available to editors and managers.

The Toastmost menu

In addition to getting help with your website, this is where you can set up:

  • Email Lists – allow members and officers to write to one address for distribution to all list members.
  • Custom Forwarders – specify additional forwarding email addresses
  • Find a Club Autoresponder / Notifications Forwarding – handle notifications from, including Find a Club (send an automated response), forwarding of Basecamp notifications, and forwarding of miscellaneous messages.

You can also check your club’s subscription status or make a donation to the Toastmost project.

* This software is offered "for Toastmasters" but not is provided by or endorsed by Toastmasters International. The use of Toastmasters brand assets (with proper disclaimers) in website designs has been reviewed by the Toastmasters International brand compliance team.