How To Use Custom Domain On Blogger/Blogspot Blogs

Changing you blogger blog domain to a custom domain is a great step in the right direction; it shows commitment and it gives a sense of brand to your blog. Changing your .blogspot domain is easy but it can as well be a problem if the necessary things are not well taking care of.

For you to change your domain you must have gotten a domain from a reputable domain reseller, you can get cheap domain names for your blog at godaddy.com or namecheap.com.

So, let us Add Custom Domain To Blogger.

1.       Setting Up Your Domain- Go to your domain registrar and navigate to your domain control panel and locate your domain DNS (Domain Name System) settings. For your custom domain to work with blogger, you need to adjust two things: “CNAME” and “A-records”.

CNAME

For the CNAME simply enter “www” and enter ghs.google.com as the host name. Just as shown below:

Fully Qualified Domain Name: www

Record Type: CNAME

Record Value: ghs.google.com

A-records – This will help your “non-www” to redirect to “www”, if you ignore this or set it wrongly, your blog visitors who do not type the “www” before your blog domain name will get an error message.

Enter your domain name in the format example.com, and list the I.P. addresses shown below in the “A” section. You’ll need to create four separate A-records which point to four different Google IPs.

216.239.32.21

216.239.34.21

216.239.36.21

216.239.38.21

2.       Updating Your Blogger Settings – After setting up your domain, it is now time to setup your blogger blog to link to your custom domain.

Before you do this, it is highly advisable that you wait for about 2 hours after you did the first step so that your DNS settings can be activated. If you change this before you DNS settings is activated, you will be shown an error message by Google; but don’t panic it will start working as soon as it is activated.

Now let’s redirect Your Old Blogger URL to Your Custom Domain

  • Login to your blogger dashboard
  • Navigate to SETTINGS and Click on BASIC SETTINGS tab. Find the area for Publishing, and click the link to add your custom domain as shown in the image below.

Add Custom Domain To Blogger

  • Then, Click on “Switch to advanced settings.” 
Enter in the URL for your custom domain in the text box provided, and click Save.
That’s it! Your blogspot.com address will soon redirect to your new custom domain — be patient, as it might take up to 24 hours for the redirect to start working.
Sometimes, you custom domain may start working after few minutes, but don’t worry if its not working just wait for 24 hours.

Some helpful notes:

  • If your new domain isn’t taking you to your blog, wait another day or two to make sure all the DNS servers have been updated. If it still isn’t working, contact your registrar to make sure you entered the DNS settings correctly.
  • Your original Blogspot address will automatically forward to your new domain. That way, any existing links or bookmarks to your site will still work.
  • Your posted images will also continue to display on your blog.

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Comments

  1. thank you very much

  2. Hello I have a same problem to connect my blogger custom domain, kindly review my application or problem, i am still willing to solve my problem.
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  3. Thanks for shearing this great article about custom domain name… thanks again….