How to setup blogspot custom domain

How To Setup BlogSpot Custom Domain?

Before I show you the steps to setup BlogSpot custom domain,the real question is why do you need a custom domain for your BlogSpot blog? I will give you two straight-forward answers,

  • Your blog looks professional and hence trustworthy.
  • If you are planning to monetize your blog,you need a custom domain for that.

Why is there a need to write this post? I am quite aware that multiple people have written about this particular topic and if you search on google,you will find them.But with all due respect,their articles are outdated.I say this based on my experiences because when I was setting up my BlogSpot custom domain,these are the challenges I faced:

  • Interface change in GoDaddy Assuming you have purchased your domain name from GoDaddy,the interface of GoDaddy shown in the articles is completely different from what it is today.While not a major issue,but when you’re setting up your domain name for the first time,you will feel completely lost if the article tells you to click on a particular button and the button itself is no longer available in the GoDaddy panel.
  • Both www and non-www version of your domain pointing to the same blog This is one thing that took me a long time to understand.The problem is when you buy a domain,for example,nextgenblogger.com,you want both nextgenblogger.com and www.nextgenblogger.com to point to your blog.However,this does not happen automatically after you set up your BlogSpot custom domain.There are additional steps that needs to be followed.

Okay,lets get started.I am assuming you have purchased your domain name from GoDaddy but even if you have not,the steps remain pretty much the same,only the interface changes depending on your internet domain registrar.

STEP 1

Log in to your blogger dashboard,click on ‘Settings’ and than click on ‘Basic’.

This is the Blogger Dashboard.Here you need to click on Settings and than on Basic.

STEP 2

On the right hand side,under Publishing,click on ‘Set up a third-party URL for your blog’.

Here you need to click on Set up a third-party URL for your blog

STEP 3

Type the domain name you purchased from GoDaddy in the text box and click on the ‘Save’ button.

Here you need to enter the domain name which you purchased inside the textbox.

STEP 4

Now the moment you click on the ‘Save’ button,you will get a message saying,’We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain’ along with two CNAME records.Make sure you copy those two records.

Copy the two CNAME records.

STEP 5

Now log in to your GoDaddy account and go to My Products.If you do not find My Products,just type the URL shown in the image below and press enter.

Go to My Products

STEP 6

In My Products,you will find a section called Domains under which will be listed all the domain names you have purchased from GoDaddy,just go to the domain name which you want to assign to your blogspot blog and click on the DNS option which is present on the right hand side of the domain name.

Click on the DNS option.

STEP 7

Once you click on the DNS option,DNS Management page of your selected domain will open.In that page,the first thing you will notice is the Records section.Just click on the ADD button at the end of the Records section.

Click on the ADD button to add the two records which you copied previously.

STEP 8

Now here you need to add the two records which you copied on STEP 4 and click on the Save button.

Adding the first CNAME record.
Adding the second CNAME record

STEP 9

The moment you click on Save button,both the records will be added to the Records section.Now scroll down the page and locate the Forwarding section.Click on the ADD button which is present right in front of DOMAIN.

Click on the ADD button in the forwarding section.

STEP 10

Just select the options as shown in the image below except the highlighted portion.There you need to write your domain name.After everything is done just click on the Save button.

Select the options as shown in the image and click on save.

STEP 11

That’s it,every thing is almost done now.It will take anywhere between 10 minutes to 4 hours for the changes to take effect.Once the changes successfully takes place,you will see the blogspot domain being redirected to your custom domain in the Blog Address.Now there is only one step left to do.Click on the Edit link which is there in front of your custom domain.

Click on the edit link.

STEP 12

Tick on the checkbox saying ‘Redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com and click on the Save button.That’s it you are done with setting up your blogspot custom domain.

Tick the checkbox

Domain names play an important role in any blog’s life.To understand them more deeply,you can read this article here.Do tell me in the comment section below if you’re facing any problem anywhere while following the above guide.Also you are always welcome to point out if i missed something.

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