A domain (or domain name) is the name of a website that can also be used as part of an email address. Example domains include protonmail.com and google.com.
A custom domain name is a domain that you own. If you own the domain yourname.com, you can host a website with the URL www.yourname.com (although this is not actually required). You can also receive emails at the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can link your domain to your ProtonMail account so that messages sent to an address that uses your domain will arrive in your ProtonMail inbox (or those of your Organization Users).
- You can also send emails from your ProtonMail account using your custom domain, instead of from your @protonmail.com or @pm.me addresses.
Custom domains are available on all paid plans.
Custom domains and organizations
A custom domain is required in order to create an organization. This allows you to add other users to your ProtonMail account, each of which can be assigned a unique email address using your domain. For example, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.
To create an organization with a custom domain, you will need:
- A Professional or Visionary ProtonMail plan.
- A custom domain. An available domain can be purchased for around €10 per year from a domain registrar such as Namecheap, GoDaddy, or Domains.ch (which is Swiss-based). Please note that we name these registrars for information only, and have no affiliation whatsoever with any of them.
How to use your custom domain with ProtonMail
To connect your custom domain to ProtonMail, you must change a number of settings for it using a dashboard on your domain registrar’s website.
- Upgrade your existing ProtonMail account to any of our paid plans.
- You must have access to your domain’s DNS records. Your domain provider will be able to help you find your domain’s DNS records. Once you have the records, you can change them and point them towards ProtonMail.
Note that you will not be able to add addresses from domains you do not own or control, such as .edu or .gov domains.