In this article, I have given details about how to set up the custom domain on Blogger Platform for GoDaddy Domain. Custom domain setup in Blogger.com is used to create your own blog URL. (for example: from myblog.blogspot.com to myblog.com). When you purchase a domain from Godaddy.com, they assign an IP address (A record and CNAME record) for the domain. Hence, you need to change those records to point to your Blogger.com blog. This post can help you to change the A and CNAME records of your Godaddy account. Custom domain is the very good option compared to the free domain.
Steps to Setup Custom Domain on BlogSpot for GoDaddy Domain
Step 1: Go to Godaddy.com
Step 2: Buy a domain name from godaddy.com. Domain name is not free its cost around $10 to $12. And it is not necessary to buy hosting or website builder package from Godaddy.com to add the custom domain on blogger. Just purchase domain name only.
Step 3: Click on domains menu and its submenu All Domains. After that select your domain.
Step 4: Click on DNS Zone File tab and then after clicking on Add Record. After clicking on Add Record one popup will appear. From that popup select CNAME(Alias) as a record type.
Step 5: Fill all field for Add Zone Record according to below image.
Following details used to fill Add Zone Record:
Record Type: CNAME
Points to: ghs.google.com
TTL: 1 hour
Step 6: Now we have to create the following four records in a similar fashion in Add Zone Record:
|SI#||Record Type||Host||Points to||TTL|
After adding four entry then close the dialog box and click on Save Changes Button.
Steps to Publishing BlogSpot Blog Custom Domain
Now we will configure the Blogger blog to publish itself to the new Custom Domain name.
Step 1: Go to Blogger.com
Step 2: Login to your blogger account and navigate to setting > Basic > and click on the setup a third party URL for your blog link
Step 3: Click on Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog and enter your URL name that we have to buy from godaddy.com.
Step 4: Click on the save button. Now all is done. you have created the third-party domain for blogger.
Note: If you get an error during saving like “We have not been able to verify your authority in this domain. Error 12“. This error occur if you have entered some wrong detail during configuration of godaddy.com. So back to GoDaddy account and check all the information you have entered is current or not.
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