One of the best way to set out successfully in the blogosphere is setting up a wonderful blog with less stress. Blogger.com (owned by Google) had mades this very possible.

With blogger, you can create wonderful professional sites / blogs either for personal or for business use with little or no stress.

I have used it over the years and it had really helped in boosting my site, Did i say it secured? yeah… it is “secured” , you don’t have to worry your  butt much about those bad guys getting at you or you file all you need is just create a strong lo-gin details and protect it.

Check this you might love it:

* 10 Good Reasons To Start Blogging Using Blogger Platform [For Beginners]

The main reason for this article is to direct “Blogspot” users on how to direct their custom domain to their blogspot blog, or rather direct their blogspot blog to their new domain.

You might be wondering, is it necessary to have a custom domain for a blog when you can keep using the subdomain provided by google. You can read below for few reasons why you should

* Top 10 Reasons To Use A Custom Domain With Your Blog (blogger)

HOW TO REDIRECT CUSTOM DOMAIN TO BLOGGER (NEW INTERFACE)

Blogger: How To redirect Your Custom Domain To Blogspot Blog

Custom Domains for Blogger

First You need to get your domain registered

There are two different methods we can use to set up a custom domain with Blogger:

  1. Purchase a domain through Blogger for $10 – With this your domain is automatically configured
  2. Use advanced settings to purchase and set up our own custom  – With this you will need to register your domain from trusted domain register, You can register a cheap domain at Ahmsta Technologies. Its more cheaper than purchasing directly through Blogger.

Once you have registered your domian (especially with Ahmsta Technologies)

In your Control Panel, click on your domain, then Navigate to your DNS (Domain Name System) settings.

On the first tab which is the A record, Enter your domain name in the format example.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.

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

After that navigate to the CNAME record tab, In this tab you will need to set two CNAME records. For the first CNAME, where it says Name, Label or Host enter “www” or “blog” (if its a sub-domain lik blog.mysite.com) and where it says Destination, Target or Points To enter “ghs.google.com” .

For the second CNAME, enter “S4N2X56QYE7A” as the Name and
“gv-GFNBNQHRCXZBGPGMCI7Z65NUSWVXQJGY3XBNEVWSRSHZ43HKYSFQ.domainverify.googlehosted.com.” as the Destination.

Check here for detailed instructions on how to create CNAMEs for various registrars.

How To Add Domain Into Blogger

=> Login to your Blogger dashboard (New Blogger interface)

=> Navigate to your blog

=> Check for Settings at the side bar then click on it

=> Now click on the Basic tab on the settings page

=> Login look out for “Publishing” as seen in the picture below:

Add a custom domain

==>Now click on  “Add a custom domain” link and then you will see something like the picture below:

Advanced Settings

=>  Click on the “Switch to advanced settings” link then you will get another interface like this:

Enter URL and save

=> Now input the URL for the custom domain you registered previously in the text box with http:// provided, and click Save.

That’s all

Troubleshooting

I get an error/see a holding page when visiting my domain URL

It can take up to three days for changes to the DNS settings to properly redirect to your Blogger hosted site. Switch back to using your *blogspot.com subdomain in the Settings>Publishing tab and try again a little later.

You can as well ping your site, By Pinging your domain name, you’ll be able to tell if the DNS settings have taken effect. A simple way of pinging your domain is to use Ping.eu’s free service or Who.is

Check out my Free Custom Blogger Theme (blogger.com)

If you have you problem setting this up, feel free to contact me for help.

:)

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