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Announcing Dedicated IPFS Gateways

Fast and Branded For You

Today, we’re excited to release dedicated IPFS gateways. While the public Pinata gateways will continue to exist, dedicated gateways will give NFTs and DeFi applications a fast, branded way to serve content.

Why Might You Need a Dedicated Gateway?

If you’re fetching content from IPFS, you want it to be fast. But the more content that’s fetched, the slower the response times can be. It’s like waiting at a busy deli counter for a nice pastrami. You know you’ll eventually get it, but you don’t know how long it’ll take for everyone else to get their delicious lunch. What if you could have your own personal deli counter?

That’s what we’re offering. If you want to ensure the content you store and serve on IPFS is as fast as possible, a dedicated gateway is the right solution. No more rate-limiting that comes with public IPFS gateways. And, you get to brand the dedicated gateways the way you want.

Getting started is simple. Watch the video below or continue following this post.

Setting Up Your Gateway

Sign into your Pinata account, go to the Billing page, and choose the any of the paid plans. Once you’ve done so, you can create a dedicated gateway by clicking on the Pinata Gateway link on the left sidebar. Click Create Gateway and you’re off and running.

Give your new dedicated gateway a name and we’ll automatically create a subdomain for you with that name. Your gateway will be accessible at

Gateway Control

Want even tighter control on the speed and accessibility of the content you are serving through your gateway? By default, each gateway will restrict the content served through it to only the content which is pinned by your account.

If you’d prefer to allow content from the broader IPFS network to be served, even if you aren’t pinning it, you can toggle this switch off at any time.

What About Custom Domains?

What makes this whole experience even better is that you can set up a custom domain as easily as you do with your own personal blog.

When you add a custom domain, you simply need to update your DNS records with your domain registrar to point your domain to your Pinata gateway domain (i.e.

This creates a branded experience that allows anyone who may be interacting with your gateway directly to feel like they are using an extension of your own site.

Get Started Now

We’re excited to exit the beta testing period and release this new product to everyone. You can sign up here!




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Justin Hunter

Justin Hunter

Writer. Head of Product at Pinata. Builder.

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