8 Jan 2014

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How To Set Up Custom Domain in Blogger

Adding a custom domain to a blog is not at all a tough task to do if you've done already. You can add your custom domain to your blogger blog just by adding the domain that you purchased from Godaddy or any domain providers.
I purchased a domain today which is the current domain techlanes.com and I wanted to change my blogspot blogger to the custom domain which I did successfully.
I just found it quite easy though since I have already done with my another blog codedsack.com . I was wondering if I could write it in a blog post which would help other blogspot bloggers to run their blog with a custom domain name.
Those who don't know where to buy a domain so cheap , I would recommend you to use Godaddy.

First of all, when you buy a domain from Godaddy, you'll be provided the godaddy domain set up option once you login.
Now, we are going to add the custom domain to our blogger blog.

Step 1:   Reach out to the Settings -> Basic in your blogger and you'll find Blog Address under Publishing. 

Step 2: Now click on the Add a Custom Domain . You have to type in the custom domain that you purchased from Godaddy.

The main point to note here is that you when you type your custom domain, add prefix www to it.

For example : http://www.yourdomainname.com

It will now show two fields such as Name, Label or Host field and  Destination, Targets, and Points to field.

Step 3:  Now login to your godaddy account and launch your domain to edit the DNS zone file.

Before you'll have one A host and now you've to add the below IP Addresses below.

After adding the IP Addresses, you've to add the Host  and the target (Points To) field in the CNAME section.

That's it. You're done with your DNS Zone file in your Godaddy Account.

Step 5: Now Add the domain to your blogger blog.

While adding make sure you type www infront of the domain name and then click on the checkbox to redirect naked domain (yourdomainname.com) to regular domain (www.yourdomainname.com)

Hope that I explained it well for you to set up a custom domain to your blogger blog.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this tutorial. I have also a blog in blogger. And thinking to purchase a domain very soon. This tutorial helps me a lot.