Easy Mistake, Easy Fix — How To Claim Your Medium Subdomain

Unlock Your Medium Potential, A Simple Guide to Personalizing Your Writing Space

Adam Ross Nelson
3 min readApr 23

As a budding writer, Medium offers an outstanding platform to showcase your work, hone your skills, and expand your knowledge. Being on Medium is also an excellent way for existing or seasoned writers to build or enhance your professional image. However, one common mistake many new writers make is neglecting to claim their Medium subdomain.

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Not claiming your subdomain is like going to a networking event wearing a plain white nametag without your name on it — you’re there, but you’re not making the most of the opportunity. This article provides a straightforward step-by-step guide on how to claim your subdomain and discusses the benefits of doing so.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Sign up or log in to your Medium account. If you haven’t already, create a Medium account or log in to your existing one. You can use your email, Google, Facebook, or Apple credentials to sign up.
  2. Access your account settings. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the Medium homepage, then select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Find the “Custom Domain” section. Scroll down to the “Custom Domain” section in your account settings. This is where you’ll claim your subdomain.
  4. Enter your desired subdomain. In the “Custom Domain” section, type in the subdomain you’d like to use. It should be unique, memorable, and reflective of your online persona or writing niche. For example, if your name is Jane Doe and you write about technology, you might choose “adalovelace.medium.com.”
  5. Save your subdomain. Click “Save” to claim your new subdomain. Medium will verify if the subdomain is available, and if it is, it will be assigned to your account.

Benefits of Claiming Your Medium Subdomain:

  1. Enhance your online persona. A custom subdomain can strengthen your online persona by making your content easier to find and associate with your unique voice and expertise.
  2. Boost search engine visibility. A custom subdomain can improve your search engine rankings by creating a distinct…

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