You Can Register Domain Names in iOS’s iCloud Settings

I knew that iOS 16 introduced support for custom domain names for iCloud+ Mail — bring your own domain name but use iCloud as your email provider and web interface. Here’s a thing I only learned today though: you can register new domain names right in iOS 16’s Settings app: iCloud Account → iCloud → iCloud Mail → Custom Email Domain.

In their support document, Apple states:

A third-party registrar handles the sale of each domain. For billing or refund issues, contact them for support.

For me (screenshot) that’s Cloudflare (whose caching and SSL services I use for Daring Fireball — fantastic company). Not sure if that’s true worldwide, or if Apple has other registrar partners in other countries.

Tuesday, 2 May 2023