Google blogger allows you to create and launch a weblog almost immediately-without even having to register a domain provided you have a gmail account. Your created weblog can be accessed by simply just going to yourblogname.blogspot.com.But you can use a custom .com domain if you prefer a custom .com domain .For example if your blogger original domain name Is ABC.BLOGSPOT.COM,you have the option to change to ABC.COM, .NET .INFO .COM.NG,etc.This article shields light on how to setup a custom domain for your blogger blog.
I f you already have a registered domain name that you would like to use as your custom domain name, the process of setting up the custom domain for your blogger blog involves two stages. First you should/must add your custom domain name URL to your blogger blog account setting, secondly you must point the DNS server of your custom domain to blogger. Once that is done, your new domain name will now be fully integrated to your blogger account. This integration takes between 24-48 hours depending on the domain registrar.
ADDING YOUR CUSTOM DOMAIN NAME URL TO BLOGGER ACCOUNT SETTING
Log into your BlogSpot dashboard,
Select the blog you wish to set up a domain name for (Only if you have more than one domain on your dashboard)
Select the basic setting under the setting sub tab.
Look out for blog address under the publishing tab
Click on Add a custom domain , and then click on switch to advance settings
On the advance setting, enter the url of your already registered domain name
Click to save. Then you will get an error message we have not been able to verify your authority to this domain error 12 ,please follow the setting instruction.Now click on the setting instruction
VERIFYING YOUR DOMAIN OWNERSHIP
On clicking the setting instruction button, you will be directed to how do I use a custom domain name for my blog? Please do not click on this link before you get the error above.
On that page, choose on a top level domain, thereafter set up instruction will appear. Take note of two unique set of code that will be generated, you will need them in the next step
CHANGING YOUR DOMAIN NAME DNS SETTING
To update /change your custom domain DNS setting, log in to your domain registrar account
Locate and click on DNS tab, THEN CLICK TO EDIT CNAME ALIAS
Add two CNAME records. For the first CNAME alias section, where it says Name, Label or Host enter “wwww” and where it says Destination, Target or Points To enter “ghs.google.com”.
For the second CNAME, enter “7qprb33l7uq2” as the Name and , “gv- f2dayjz273gdl5kjalbokynln2oa6tkml2vvqdcvfsbyeubf43ia.domainverify.googlehosted.com.” as the Destination(please use your own unique codes generated above)
Next step is to add A record. The A record forwards your naked domain (example.com) to your actual site (www.ABC.com). If you skip this step, visitors who leave off the “www” will see an error page.
Enter your domain name in the format abc.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 presented below.
Finally, click save and wait for your changes to be updated
UPDATING YOUR BLOGGER SETTINGS
Now to update your blogger settings, go back to your blogger dashboardèsettings èpublishing tab, enter your custom domain name again and click the save button. I f you get another error message, wait for about an hour before you update the blogger setting again,if no error,your custom domain should now be working fine
Congratulations you now have a custom domain.Try visit your blog and see it been redirected to your custom domain.
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