How to use your own domain on Blogger with Godaddy

If you are using Blogger as your blogging platform and would like to setup your own custom domain purchased from Godaddy, you may refer to the following guides:


1. Sign in to your Godaddy account. Click on the domain link on top and select Manage My Domains
Godaddy Manage My Domains


2. Now click on the domain name that you would like to use for your blog.
Domain Listing

3. Click on the DNS Zone File
DNS Zone

4. Click on Add Record and select CNAME (Alias) for the record type

5. Enter the following details for the CNAME record and click on "Add Another"
CNAME Record
6. Now we'll create another 4 new records. Use the following details for each record:

Record Type: A
Host: @
Points To: 216.239.32.21
TTL: 1 Hour

Record Type: A
Host: @
Points To: 216.239.34.21
TTL: 1 Hour

Record Type:
A
Host: @
Points To: 216.239.36.21
TTL: 1 Hour

Record Type: A
Host: @
Points To: 216.239.38.21
TTL: 1 Hour

Upon completion, you shall have the following entries (4 records) on your A (Host) section. Other listed A (Host) record must be deleted by clicking on the delete icon under Action.

Blogger A Records








7. Now click on Save changes

8. Switch to your Blogger control panel and click on Settings -Basic and click on Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog - Point your own registered URL to your blog.
3rd Party URL


  


9. Enter your domain name and click on Save
Third Party Domain










Blogger Verification Error









If you are getting the verification error like the above image, it simply means that Blogger is unable to verify your ownership of the entered domain name. We'll have to create another record for CNAME under the Godaddy DNS Zone File. Please note that the Host value and Points To value must match the values given on Blogger.

Blogger CNAME Verification























Click on Finish button and Save Changes. Switch back to Blogger and click on Save and the error shall go away by now.

10. We almost done by now however if you try to access your site without the "www" prefix and you will be seeing an error page. To solve this, click on the Edit link under the Blog Address
Blogger Domain Redirection





Check the Redirect option and click on Save
Blogger Domain Redirection











11. Now your blog shall be accessible at  your own custom domain. Please note that changes to the DNS record might take up to 24 hours to be fully propagate.


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