This topic describes how to set a custom domain name for Knative Serving.


  • A domain name is registered. For more information, see Alibaba Cloud Domains.
  • Knative is deployed in your Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) cluster. For more information, see Deploy Knative.

Background information

Knative Serving uses the default domain name in a route. The default format of a fully qualified domain name for a Knative Serving route is {route}.{namespace}.{default-domain}.

Use kubectl to modify a domain name

The following example demonstrates how to change the default domain name to a custom one in the knative-serving namespace.

  1. Use kubectl to connect to an ACK cluster.
  2. Run the following command to modify the ConfigMap named config-domain.
    kubectl edit cm config-domain --namespace knative-serving
  3. Modify the ConfigMap.
    Replace with the custom domain name that you want to use, and save the configuration. In this example, a custom domain name is used.
    apiVersion: v1
    data: ""
    kind: ConfigMap

Deploy a Knative Service

If you have deployed a Knative Service, Knative automatically updates all Knative Services and routes based on the ConfigMap.

  1. Deploy a Knative Service. In this example, a Knative Service named helloworld-go is deployed. For more information, see Create a Knative Service.
  2. View the deployment result.
    • For Knative 0.7, run the following command to query the domain name of the Knative Service:
      kubectl get route ${SVC_NAME} --output jsonpath="{.status.url}"| awk -F/ '{print $3}'`
    • For Knative 0.6, run the following command to query the domain name of the Knative Service:
      kubectl get route helloworld-go --output jsonpath="{.status.domain}"
    If the following output is returned, it indicates that the custom domain name is applied:

Map the custom domain name to the Knative Service

  1. Log on to the Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Clusters.
  3. On the Clusters page, find the cluster that you want to manage and click the name of the cluster or click Details in the Actions column. The details page of the cluster appears.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane of the details page, choose Applications > Knative.
  5. On the Services tab, click the name of the Service.
    In the Basic Information section, you can view information about the access gateway and domain name.
  6. Add the IP address of the gateway to the resolution settings of the custom domain name in the Alibaba Cloud DNS console.


Run the following command to query the result: