Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Setting your DNS Blogger

After you've purchased your custom domain, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to your blog and click on Basics under the Settings tab. In the "Publishing" section, click the link to add a custom domain.

    Add a custom domain

  2. Type the url of the domain you've purchased, keeping in mind that it must begin with www in order to work.
  3. Click Save.
  4. You should see an error, and two CNAMEs listed below. Each CNAME is composed of two parts - Name, Label orHost and Destination, Target or Points to. The first CNAME is the same for everyone, Name being "www" andDestination "" The second CNAME is particular to your blog and your Google Account, and is therefore different for each person.
  5. Go to your domain registrar's website and locate the DNS (Domain Name System) settings in the control panel.
  6. Now it's time to enter the CNAMEs. Where it says Name, Label or Host simply enter "www" and list as the Destination, Target or Points to.
  7. Now enter the second CNAME in the same way.
  8. Optional: You can also enter A-records, which links your naked domain ( to an actual site ( If you skip this step, visitors who leave off the "www" will see an error page.
  9. Optional continued: After completing Step 8, enter your domain name in the format, 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.
    End of optional section

  10. Before you move onto the final step, wait about an hour for your DNS settings to activate. If you attempt the final step before your settings are activated, we'll let you know with a warning message.
  11. After your settings have been activated, you need to make sure Blogger knows about your custom domain so that Google can direct readers to your blog. Just head back to Blogger and update the information on your Settings | Basic tab. Find the area for "Publishing," and click the link to add a custom domain.
    Add a custom domain
    Enter in the URL for your custom domain in the text box provided, and click Save.
    Enter URL and save
    That’s it! Your address will soon redirect to your new custom domain -- be patient, as it might takeup to 24 hours for the redirect to start working. If you're still seeing an error after 24 hours, it means your settings weren't entered correctly and you should try the process a second time.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How do I setup my domain with Blogger/Blogspot?

Setting up your domain with Blogger is a two step process. First, you must create a CNAME record for your blog's address. Second, you must configure Blogger to use your custom domain.
Creating a CNAME record for your domain
  1. Log in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu.
  3. Check the box to the left of the domain name and click the "Nameservers" icon.
  4. Click on the "DNS" tab.
  5. In the "Domain Record" section under "Record Type" select 'A'. You'll need to create four separate 'A' records which point to four different Google IPs. For the first "IP Address or Target Host" box, type in the IP address
  6. Do the same for the other three IP addresses in the fields below -, and
  7. In the "Subdomain Records" section under "Subdomain", type in www as your first subdomain. Select CNAME as the "Record Type". Under "IP Address or Target Host" type in (Please note that Blogger may ask you to enter another CNAME record.) You can verify their current settings here.
  8. At the bottom of the page, click on the "Use Dynadot DNS" button.

Your Settings should look similar to what is shown below.

Please note, it might take some time for your changes to propagate.
Configuring Blogger Settings

  1. Log in to your Blogger account
  2. Navigate to Dashboard-> Settings -> Publishing -> Add a custom domain -> Switch to advanced settings.
  3. In the Advanced Settings input box, type in www.yourdomain.ext (For example:
  4. Click on the Save button.
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