How To Setup a Custom Domain in Blogger

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Hello Guys, today in this tutorial i will show you how to setup a custom domain in blogger.

Some Popular Web Hosting Sites:

If you don’t have purchase your domain. Then purchase domain from top domain name provider. I listed for you below:

  • EasyDNS
  • 1and1
  • GoDaddy.com
  • Yahoo! Small Business
  • No-IP
  • ix web hosting

Here we are using GoDaddy.com for setup my custom domain. For setup custom domains from other sites, the steps are almost same, so don’t vanish.

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Setting Blogger Custom Domain

Step 1) Login to your Blogger account at www.blogger.com.

Step 2) Click on your blog and then go to “Settings”, choose “Basic”.

blogger custom domain

Step 3) Under “Publishing” section, click “+ Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog”.

Step 4) Under “Third-party domain settings” next to “http://” type your domain that you just purchased and make sure that you don’t forget to add the “www” prefix to the domain name.

set up custom domain in blogger

Step 5) Click “View settings instructions” to get the blogger’s official instructions. On the Blogger instruction page, choose the “On a top-level domain (www.example.com)” option.

custom domain in blogger

Step 6) Under the point 9 of instructions, 4 IP addresses will be given, copy and save all 4 of them.

Step 7) Go back to your Blogger Settings and press Save. It won’t get saved and an error will appear saying ‘We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 32.’

setting up blogger custom domain

Step 8) Under the error, you will see two fields “Name, Label or Host Field” and “Destination, target, or Points To” field. Copy data of both rows from these fields.

Step 9) Now log in to your GoDaddy.com account and click on “My account” on the upper right corner > select “Manage my Domains”.

godaddy manage domains

Step 10) Here you should see your purchased domain name > just click on your domain name.

godaddy domains

Step 11) Click on the “DNS Zone File” tab next to Settings and choose “Use Classic DNS Manager”.

use classic dns manager

Step 12) Next, click the “Edit” button to edit your DNS Zone File.

blogger custom domain

Step 13) Under the “CNAME (Alias)” menu, click “Quick Add” button at the bottom of the screen (see image 1 in the below screnshoot).

Step 14) In the Edit box that now appeared, enter “www” in the first box and “ghs.google.com” in the second.

blogger custom domain

Step 15) Click “Quick Add” again and enter details from second row of the data we saved in step 8.

Step 16) Under the “A (Host)” menu, again choose Quick Add (see the below image).

Step 17) Host will be @ and the “Points to” value should be the one provided by Google IPs, saved in step 6 above. These are the Google IPs that you should get:

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

Step 18) Add all 4 of them one by one and delete old host as you won’t need it anymore.

custom domain in blogger

Step 19) At the top of the page, click on the “Save Zone File” button to save your setings.

Step 20) Now go back to Blogger and try to save settings again. The registration process takes 24-48 hours, so don’t worry if you get an error again. Come again later to Blogger after 24-48 hours, repeat step 2 to 4, press Save and the error should be gone.

Step 21) After your URL starts working, click on the “Edit” link next to domain name on setting page.

Step 22) Check the “Redirect… to…” checkbox below your site address to ensure that even if the visitors will miss out the www part, they will still be able to reach your site.

blogger custom domain

Step 23) And that’s it. Enjoy your new URL!

So this was easy, right? Only a handful of steps and we have successfully completed our mission of adding our custom domain in our blogger account. In case you haven’t yet, stay patient wait for 2 days and try again. Or repeat steps 1-22, and make sure you don’t miss any. Otherwise your new URL is ready and all set to roam around the wonderful world of web.

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