How to Set up a custom domain

By | March 20, 2021

Setup a Custom Domain

By default, your blog will be hosted on blogspot.com (example.blogspot.com). But if you wish you can setup or host a custom domain (www.example.com or sub.example.com) with your Blogger Blog. Follow the steps below —

Step #1: Purchase a Custom Domain — Before you move your blog to a custom domain, you have to purchase a domain name from the companies like Google, GoDaddy.comEasyDNS.com or others. Or if you’ve already purchased a domain, you can setup the domain with your blog.

Step #2: Setup your Custom Domain —DNS settings or management of your custom domain. 

#1: Add the Domain Name to your Blog

  • Sign in to Blogger with your Google Email and Password.
  • In the left top, click this Drop Down Icon and choose the blog.
  • In the left menu, click Settings.
  • In the “Publishing” section, click Custom domain.
  • Type the url of the domain, including www (e.g. www.yourdomain.com).
  • Click Save.

An error will appear with two CNAMEs. The first CNAME is the same for everyone and the second CNAME is particular to your blog and Second name is different.

#2: Add CNAME and A-Records to your Account

Log in to your domain registrar account (e.g., GoDaddy, Hover, NameCheap, Google Domains), then locate the DNS settings or management page for your custom domain. Click Manage DNS

Edit or Add CNAME — Look for an existing CNAME record for www and click pencil to edit.
If there is no existing CNAME record for www, click ‘Add’ and select CNAME.

Fill in CNAME Fields

  • Type: CNAME
  • Host or Name: www
  • Points To: ghs.google.com
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save

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To enter the second CNAME, you have to add a new record. In the Records table, click ADD.

  • Type: CNAME
  • Host or Name: madahf5yqvkm
  • Points To: gv-nsbkcbgppeg7xb.dv.googlehosted.com
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save

Now add four separate A-records one-by-one pointing to four different Google IPs.

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

To add an A-record, click ADD again, then fill in the fields as:

1. A-Record: 216.239.32.21

  • Type: A
  • Host or Name: @
  • Points To: 216.239.32.21
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save

2. A-Record: 216.239.34.21

  • Type: A
  • Host or Name: @
  • Points To: 216.239.34.21
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save

3. A-Record: 216.239.36.21

  • Type: A
  • Host or Name: @
  • Points To: 216.239.36.21
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save

4. A-Record: 216.239.38.21

  • Type: A
  • Host or Name: @
  • Points To: 216.239.38.21
  • TTL: 1 Hour
  • Click Save
Note: You may need to wait for 5 minutes to 4 hours for this changes to reflect globally.

Now back to your Blogger Dashboard and try to Save your custom domain once again. If all CNAME and A-Records are correctly entered in your DNS Manager, this time it should be saved successfully.

Note: You may wait up to 24 hours to see your blog with custom domain on the Internet.

HTTPS redirect, It becomes very important to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS.

Questions and Answers

How to Set up a custom domain?

  1. Step #1: Purchase a Custom Domain — Before you move your blog to a custom domain, you have to purchase a domain name from the companies like Google, GoDaddy.com, EasyDNS.com or others. Or if you’ve already purchased a domain, you can setup the domain with your blog.
  2. Step #2: Setup your Custom Domain —DNS settings or management of your custom domain.
  3. #1: Add the Domain Name to your Blog
  4. Sign in to Blogger with your Google Email and Password.
  5. In the left top, click this Drop Down Icon and choose the blog.
  6. In the left menu, click Settings.
  7. In the “Publishing” section, click Custom domain.
  8. Type the url of the domain, including www (e.g. www.yourdomain.com).
  9. Click Save.

Where can I get a free domain?

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Which is the best free domain?

Bluehost is the best way to get a free domain name–one that you won’t have to surrender even if you switch web hosts.


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