Are you running a blogger sub-domain blog and decided to take the next step or you want to start your own website/blog with a custom domain but don’t want to spend money on hosting ? This is a simple guide to connect your blogger blog or website with a custom domain.
- Buy A Domain
First and essential step is to buy a domain if you don’t have one. There many options available like Godaddy and Hostgator. Choose the one where you get a better price and if you are sure that you want to continue with the blog in future also go with a multi year purchase as it will be cheaper.
- Changes in Blogger Dashboard
Now sign-in to your blogger dashboard and go to Settings-Basic-Publishing. Here you will find your current domain like siddhantjaintech.blogspot.com. Now click on setup a 3rd party domain. Enter the web address of the domain you have purchased like siddhantjain.in and make sure you tick redirect your domain.com to www.domain.com. You will receive a error message when you save it and will show you two CNAMES.
- Changes in Domains DNS
Now login to your domain account and go to DNS settings. Create a new CNAME.
- Under “Name, Label or Host,” type the subdomain www
- Under “Destination, Target or Points to,” type “ghs.google.com.”
- Repeat the above steps with the second CNAME you got in the error message.
- Adding A Records With Google IP
This is the last step where you will have to add 4 new A records with Google’s IP’s. Use @ as host in all four and enter these IP’s in destination
- Save and Wait
Now you will be able to Save your new domain on blogger and within few hours your blog will start to show up on your domain.com. If you have any doubts regarding this let me know in the comments below and stay tuned to our website for more content.