I thought it was only appropriate for a first post to explain and point to resources that got me stared with my custom domain using namecheap and gh-pages.
I used [Namecheap][namecheap-help] help and [github][github-pages] help sections throughout the setup.
Pointing your domains to a gh-pages branch requires the following steps.
- Create A records on Namecheap with the following Github IPs 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
- Change CNAME alias on Namecheap to username.github.io. (username insert-yours)
- Remove URL record if it’s there
- Just wait it could take up to 30 minutes for changes to propogate.