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Dec 2, 2011

How to Setup Blogger Custom Domain which is Purchased from Godaddy?

Are you converting a blogspot blog to Custom domain? Don’t you know how to do it? Don’t worry! Blogger will help you to set up custom domain automatically if you purchased the domain via Blogger.com. But, if you’ve purchased the domain from third-party domain registrars, you need to set up the custom domain manually. Here is a step by step instructions if you want to do it manually.
1. Log into your Blogger Account -> Settings Tab -> Publishing Tab.
2. Click on “Switch to Custom Domain”.
3. Now,Click on “Switch to advanced settings”.
4. Enter your domain {Ex:techzene.com}-> Enter the Word Verification and Click Save Settings
5. On the next page,Check the box “Redirect techzene.com to www.techzene.com” -> Enter Word Verification -> Save Settings.Now,you will be shown “Congratulations, your blog is ready!”
Blogger Custom Domain setup using godaddy account
6. Now,Log into your GoDaddy Account & Go to Domains -> My Domains{Domain Manager}.
7. Click on your Sitename & Open Nameservers Link.
8. Enter “NS09.DOMAINCONTROL.COM” for Nameserver 1 and “NS10.DOMAINCONTROL.COM” for nameserver 2. Make sure, you selected custom nameservers.
nameservers for blogger hosting
9. Now, click on Total DNS Control and MX Records.
10. Delete the existing A records if any (the ones at the top)
11. Click on “Add New A Record”.
12. Enter the details as shown in below figure & Click OK.
how to change dns settings for custom domain
13. Delete the CNAME that has a Host of www
14. Click Add New CNAME Record
15. Put www in the Enter an Alias Name field, ghs.google.com in the Points to Host Name field and leave the TTL as 1 Hour. Click on OK.
creating cname for blogger domain
NOTE : The changes will reflect withing an hour. This is completely what i did for my Technology Blog & it worked successfully.
The process will be similar even if you purchased your domain with other domain registrars.
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