Custom Domain Support (i.e. username@yourdomain.com)

Custom Domains is a premium offering that allows you to host email for domains you own through ProtonMail’s platform. This provides you with the security, privacy, and ease of use ProtonMail is known for with the customization of a unique domain. For example, if you have the domain homes.io, then you can set your ProtonMail account to send and receive email with addresses such as contact@homes.io.

Custom domain addresses on ProtonMail

There are a few steps you will need to take to use your custom domain with ProtonMail.

  1. Upgrade your existing ProtonMail account.
  2. You must have access to the domain’s DNS records so that you can change them to point to ProtonMail. Unfortunately, this means you will not be able to add addresses from domains you do not own or control, such as .edu or .gov domains.

If you don’t have your own domain yet, you can buy one through domain registrars like namecheap.com. Domains that are not taken yet can be quickly acquired and typically cost around $10 per year.

Learn more about setting up a custom domain here.

Please note, at this time, official Business accounts are not part of ProtonMail’s offering. It is our top priority and is expected to be released in early 2017. Business accounts will allow multiple users to use the same domain for their email address. Currently, if you add multiple addresses from a custom domain, all the mail will be delivered to your one upgraded inbox.

 

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  1. I would be interested in this too and would consider it for my domain.

  2. Andy

    I’d definitely port my family’s domain over (6-7 users) if the price was affordable. In case a couple of them aren’t on board though, it’d be useful to allow e-mail forwarding, just as most hosting services would. Obviously they’d forfeit encryption and privacy and the whole purpose of protonmail. But it would allow them to phase into protonmail on their terms, on their schedule. It’s not easy sometimes to switch e-mail addresses, particularly personal e-mail addresses.

  3. A domain hosting service would be fantastic, please let me know when this product is available.

  4. Edward

    This would be a fantastic addition and next on my wishlist!

  5. Svein Daniel

    I’d love to be updated on the progress of this 🙂

  6. Scott

    Upvote! Please notify me when available.

  7. D Spaulding

    I would like to be updated on Custom Domains.

    Thank you!

  8. Al Laique

    This would be great specially for exchanging encrypted emails when exchanging or setting up users to exchange scientific research and conducting consulting business in infrastructure defense.

  9. Chris

    I have a new Domain that I would would like to use with this service. If you need a tester let me know.

  10. Tyson

    This feature would be very attractive to me to upgrade to a premium account. It would also be great if I could have a number of names to receive and possibly send emails from all using the same inbox.

  11. Al

    Definitely a winner if priced right.

  12. frank

    please make it possible 🙂

  13. NAme

    mid to late 2015!? finally a potential mail service hosted in swiss and it does not support custom domains!

  14. Greg

    I wouldn’t consider paying for a service that didn’t provide this feature. Looking forward to this being available very soon.

  15. Isabelle

    Please keep me posted about this feature, I would like to know when it will be available.

  16. Jason

    Please include me when sending out information on this! I would absolutely port my immediate family over to this service if it was reasonably affordable for 4-7 users.

  17. Chris

    If there’s an ETA for this, I’d wait for it rather than switching my email to another host.

  18. Fetze

    Yep, this would be a sweet feature!

  19. Marc Mercer

    Definitely interested in this, can’t wait for it. Want to get off google for good….

  20. Pilskalns

    Yes, the pricing should be also suitable for individuals and small teams. Maybe protonmail can host or forward also regular addresses. For example, if I have a small team with 3 members and we have corresponding between us and others in secure manner. But for public address, like info@ourteam.ch we would like to receive and send emails without passwords like newsletters, press releases, inquiries, offers etc. I know, I can have multiple sending mail hosts, but not receiving.

  21. Tom

    This would be an excellent service !!

  22. Nammut

    Obviously a feature needed for many (including me).
    If you want to have a leg up in your offering though, please make sure to properly support IPv6 if it does not already. Especially mail seems to lag behind alot on this.

  23. leboural

    Yes, need it !

  24. Yes would like this feature very much.

    Now that I have access to may protonmail on my mobile devices I’d switch all email accounts over to protonmail

  25. John

    If this was priced reasonably, I would move my family domain over in a heartbeat!

  26. Nate

    Definitely! Going to be keeping an eye out for this feature… If it is reasonably priced, I will very much consider moving my mail hosting to you.

  27. Freek

    The price will be an important factor, any hints?

    Also, I understand your encryption will make IMAP impossible (right?) but will there be Linux/osX/Windows local apps then? Ways to use protonmail with a larger spous approval factor than the webclient en double password? Or does this defy the purpose? I’m asking because my wife shares my domain but not my “paranoia”. Or can I forward just her email to another service (like my own mail server)?

    Many questions, I understand you can’t serve everyone perfectly but I I’d like it if the costs structure is finely grained so that I can pay separate for custom domain, more space, and whatever more will follow. It would be nice if enthusiast like me are not forced to the same package as companies who have larger budgets 🙂

  28. Please let me know when this feature is available. Definitely interested!

  29. RT

    Very interested in this! This is the final string holding me to gmail! Very much look forward using protonmail for my custom domain email. Please make priority.

  30. Selim

    Would be nice to have

  31. RT

    As we enter the September with only a few months left in the year is it possible to get an updated timeline on this feature / if it is still scheduled for late 2015 or if its been moved to the new year. Would love to start planning my migration.

  32. JR

    Agree with above regarding an update on this and some idea of pricing. This is all that is holding me back from switching to ProtonMail and have been waiting for this feature for a long time 🙂

  33. I’m interested to this feature, please let me know when it’s available.

  34. Simon Duncan

    Yes… need this feature. Please email when ready.

  35. Gabriel

    Oh yeah that would be awesome. 🙂

  36. Woody

    Yes this would be an awesome feature together with a “WhoIs Privacy” option.

  37. Bob

    Would gladly pay for this.

  38. With this feature available (+calender) I’ll be moving everything to Proton 🙂

  39. Marc Riera

    Commenting to keep updated

  40. flava kid

    Please expedite this feature

  41. Jim G

    I look forward to using my domain.

  42. Linus

    I’d love to get updated on this feature!

  43. Jen

    definitely want this feature, happy to pay for it too.

  44. Fetze

    Custom domain support is required for me to fully switch from my current email set-up to ProtonMail.

  45. Great feature/idea – would port away from GMail to Proton when available.

  46. panos

    I would definitely be keen on having my personal domain hosted by protonmail.

  47. Max

    I would use it, its the only feature keeping me from using protonmail full time.

  48. Anonymous

    As it is “mid/late 2015” is there any updates on this?

  49. John

    Absolutely yes, please!

  50. keb

    i eagerly await this

  51. chad merritt

    This would be a great feature if priced correctly. Especially if it has all the right features like forwarding accounts, lists, etc. I’m already in the beta of proton mail, I’d be happy to beta this too. Please keep me up to date.

  52. Todd

    I too would like this feature + calendaring/reminders + a more robust addresss book. Obviously, I would be willing to pay for these features. Please update me on this in the future.

  53. I would like to be updated when this is available

  54. Pere

    For me this is a must to start using protonmail. And I’m willing to pay a humble price for having it.

  55. Bartek

    I’d love to use this premium feature.

  56. hakr

    You should give it free to individuals or small groups with their own domain.

  57. igloo

    I’d love to be told when this happens.

  58. Commenting to stay updated on this feature. Looking to use protonmail for my business and would be willing to pay a premium fee for this feature.

  59. Khan Hannan

    I’d like to upgrade to be able to take advantage of the custom domain. Please keep me informed along with the others here. Thanks.

  60. Josué Berríos

    Interested here!

  61. Raphael PRIVAT

    This is the only missing feature that prevents me from migrating to protonmail

  62. RT

    Please update on status of this feature and the possibility of it appearing this year.

  63. Tony

    Certainly looking forward to this feature. Will be my primary email once it supports this.

  64. Pau

    I want to be updated on this feature.

  65. C

    I absolutely need this as well to replace “don’t be evil” guys.

  66. I would love to be updated on this feature since it’s the one missing piece that has prevented me from switching to ProtonMail. I’d be willing to pay. Since we’re at mid-October, any chance of getting an updated timeline on when custom domains may be available?

  67. ThinRhino

    Would be great if you can provide this feature ASAP. Would immediately move two of my emails here. Willing to pay.

  68. Rembert

    I’m still on GMail but with the termination of the SafeHarbor act and the ever existing Patriot/Freedom act I’d prefer to move away to a European mail solution which does support my own mail domains: commercial ones – I’d pay for it. But also for a domain I use for a foundation – I’d rather not pay for this.

  69. jason

    Please update me on this feature.
    Thanks

  70. Filip

    I’d gladly pay for that – in fact it’s the only thing that prevents me from migrating my email to Proton.

  71. John

    This is the only thing holding me back from using ProtonMail.

  72. Benjamin

    Same for me, this is the only thing holding me back from using ProtonMail – please update me on this feature.

  73. Dave

    Count me in also – once this feature is enabled, I’ll become a full-time user of ProtonMail.

  74. Jeppe

    I would be extremely interested in a Protonmail hosted service for my company (happy to pay for it), and grateful for any update you can provide.

  75. J

    Shut up and take my money!

  76. I have a few domains, and your mention of mid late 2015, has me waiting!! Great work guys!

  77. hang soo

    I definitely need it.

  78. Sarah Louise Ferrara

    yes please

  79. Leonard

    Yes please let me know when this feature is available

  80. Edan

    I need this, too!

  81. Vishal

    Interested in this.

  82. Robert

    Waiting for this feture

  83. Stanley

    Upvote – A definite must have on an already excellent offering

  84. Rachel

    I would like to see this too!

  85. Ron

    Please keep me updated on this feature.

  86. Keith

    Any news on custom domains..?

  87. Anthony

    Very interested! Please keep me updated.

  88. Have you a web hosting and cloud hosting?
    If not, can you recommend one that has your kind of security?
    tks

  89. island

    VERY interested.

  90. My credit card is really – please get this feature out the door soon.

  91. Pete M.

    I am extremely interested in this.

  92. Alex

    Make it affordable and im moving off gmail tomorrow ;D

  93. Stefano Tranquillini

    news here?

  94. Mark

    I’d move my small business over to Proton Mail if I could host my domain

  95. T. Slater

    – What do you mean by “up-vote”?

    – I would also much appreciate this feature.

  96. Curiosity

    It’s late 2015 (only 11 days left in the year), any status updates?

  97. Nate

    Any updates on this feature? I’d love to switch over to ProtonMail, but require this feature first.

  98. Dan

    This would be the icing on the cake.

  99. Randy

    I would love to be updated as thus feature becomes available.

  100. Anon

    Would love to know when this becomes available

  101. John

    It is now close to the end of the year and this feature was supposed to released mid/late 2015. Any updates as this is all I am waiting for to swap to ProtonMail for good.

    Thanks!

  102. John

    Any news about custom domain for ProtonMail account ? Where can I buy this option ?

  103. Anonymous

    Yes please.
    I think this is an important point to make Proton be accepted and widely used.
    You could for example buy a few domains and let the user choose which one he want to use with his new account. Plus, full customization for the advanced users that really care.

  104. RS

    Please keep me updated. This is EXTREMELY important to me.

  105. FG

    Please update us on this one.

  106. Matt

    Waiting for this feature. Ready to switch!
    Shut up and take my money.

  107. Tony

    Very interested…

  108. Guillaume LG

    Happy New Year ! I wish you Existing Domain Name Support as a new feature in protonmail !
    I am in !

  109. Brenden

    Any update on the availability of this??

  110. Berco

    Would be great.

  111. Phoebe

    Definitely interested. When will it be available?

  112. Debbie

    VERY interested, hope this will be available soon.

  113. Jean-Marie Galliot

    Is it ready now with 3.0 release?

  114. orel

    Still waiting feedbacks on this topic…

  115. Buxsta

    I would be interested in this also.

  116. Jason

    I would love to see this feature.

  117. Joel Dinel

    As soon as this feature is live and the Andoid client stabilizes, I am ready to migrate away from gmail and onto ProtonMail.

  118. Johnny

    Any update on this feature?

  119. Ron ter Burg

    Please keep me updated. Thanks!

  120. B

    new timeline on this?

  121. Ersin

    love to see this feature

  122. Rémy

    I would like to get this as soon as possible.

  123. Henrik

    Upvoted.. Can hardly wait…

  124. Mathis

    Just waiting for this

  125. kal imiri

    Is this here yet? We really want this!

  126. Lulu

    I would like to be updated on Custom Domains.

    Thank you!

  127. Zoran

    feature i’m interested in!

  128. Caio

    I would like to be updated on Custom Domains.

  129. It’s today! But, I don’t see any mention on the ProtonMail homepage 🙁

  130. Slax

    This would be great !

  131. Anonymous

    any updates on this topic?

  132. Patrick Recher

    I would love to move the email accounts from my domain to proton. please keep me updated! thanks!

  133. riton

    This is an awesome feature but it’s terribly missing the possibility to have multiple different users that “share” a custom domain.
    For example: user1@mydomain.org, user2@mydomain.org etc.. each user with its own password and Inbox.

  134. Anonymous

    Custom domain support “.email” suffix?

  135. Visitor52

    +1
    Really need this one !!!

  136. jim

    “Currently, if you add multiple addresses from a custom domain, all the mail will be delivered to your one upgraded inbox.” Looking to move to ProtonMail but not until this is changed. I need multiple mailboxes with the same custom domain for family members. Until then I will keep my trial account open.

  137. Steven Miklovic

    I wish I had known that Custom Domain use is basically just an alias at this point. This is only good for a ‘vanity’ domain for one person — if you have a second user then they lose their mailbox. I did not understand this before I paid for an annual upgrade.

    Please add proper custom domain functionality ASAP, thank you.

  138. ProtonMail Support

    We are working on adding sub users feature together with the business premium plan.

  139. DrKleinfuss

    Hello there. Same as Steven. I upgraded thinking it was not just alias but custom domain with real separated mailboxes.
    Great to hear you are working on this feature.

  140. ProtonMail Support

    We are planning to implement sub-users in the near future.

  141. ProtonMail Support

    We support most of the domains. Please contact us on contact@protonmail.ch or via the Report bug button if you need assistance.

  142. tridy

    QUOTE: “We are planning to implement sub-users in the near future. ”

    How near is this future, actually? At least approximately. One year or so?

    Thanks.

  143. ProtonMail Support

    WE are hoping to release them by the end of the summer.

  144. UPVOTE for business. I just signed up and thought I would be able to share email addresses for our domain with my Team.

  145. Very good work ProtonMail. I looking forward to transfer my business email account with our own domain name.

  146. Is there any date, when the feature will be going live, so companies can also use it easy. I bought custom domain to support this project, but for my business i cannot use it until the several user option is available.

    Could you confirm any release date ?

    thx

  147. Ken

    I host about 40 domains @ Godaddy and have been using Godaddy email hosting as well. How can I migrate these email accounts to ProtonMail and get the security level ProtonMail provides.

  148. ProtonMail Support

    At this moment we support up to 10 custom domains per premium account. We will consider increasing this in the future. If you have any questions about setting up domains please contact us via the Report bug button or on contact@protonmail.ch

  149. Just singed up looking to switch our company email to this… hopefully this is coming soon?

  150. ProtonMail Support

    You can use your domain with ProtonMail if you are a premium user. At this moment we do not support sub users, which means you can’t have different login credentials for the addresses you add. We are working on adding this feature in the future, as well as adding a new Business plan.

  151. Louis

    Are there any details you can reveal comfortably about the new feature?

    e.g. Will the ability to have sub users on one custom domain be available to PLUS customers or is this going to be a feature only for ‘Business’ customers such that those with PLUS accounts will have to upgrade?

    We’re (our family) anxiously waiting on this feature. 😉

    Thanks!

  152. Giulio Prisco

    I would like some more info about the business plan for domain email hosting, including estimated release time and pricing. I am choosing an email provider for a new business, and would like to consider ProtonMail.

  153. ProtonMail Support

    We are working on this, but we do not have an exact date when it will be introduced. More information will be released on our blog when it is ready.

  154. Anonymous

    would be nice to welcome the family/business/multi-user-one-custom-domain feature in the next time 🙂

  155. Anonymous

    Do you think the family or business feature will be added in the next time? i bought an account for custom domains and was not aware of that it won’t work for more than one user?

  156. ProtonMail Support

    We are planning to release business plans in the near future.

  157. Anonymous

    what does “near future” means? can we at least expect it this or next month? thank you for any details 🙂

  158. ProtonMail Support

    For the sub-accounts, it will probably be by the end of this year.

  159. Phil

    I’d love to use the custom domain for me and my family – my daughter will soon be at an age where she’ll require email and I do not want to start her off on gmail or hotmail! So we’re not strictly speaking business users, but would require the ability to use one domain across multiple user/protonmail accounts. I hope you’ll consider releasing a plan that is suited for this type of scenario (i.e. a very limited number of users), i.e. a “business plan” for up to 5 users for example.

  160. Alex Velasquez

    Could we crowdfund your effort to implement Business accounts faster? I am ready to pledge $100 so that this feature is implemented faster (say by end of October). And then pay for the business account. With this money you could hire more coders, engineers and staff to implement this feature faster.

  161. NL

    Re: business or sub-accounts using a custom domain:
    Will it be an upgrade option on an existing paid account or will we need to create an entirely different account to have multiple users under one custom domain? I just need to be clear on what the payment schedule will be to make plans for this.

    Thank you!

  162. John

    “Business accounts will allow multiple users to use the same domain for their email address.”

    Please put this feature on the top of your priority list! I will switch all e-mails of my organization to proton as soon as this is possible!
    Keep up with the excellent work, many thanks! 🙂

    John

  163. Anonymous

    Please implement soon. I would like to use as a family.

  164. Anonymous

    A family domain feature would be a really significant benefit to me and many people I know.

  165. jaro

    Is the way to upgrade my protonmail account only by adding custom domain? I don’t need more storage, or labels.

  166. One thing to consider might be split delivery. So if you have multiple addresses on a domain, but only want one to be a fully encrypted ProtonMail account, any addresses not matching are forwarded on to another service. Google offers this, which lets me use a full featured paid account with Google Apps for Domains, while forwarding other mailboxes to my cheap hosting provider. Their FAQ can be found here: https://support.google.com/a/answer/2685650

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