How to set up Blogger custom domain with GoDaddy

How to set up Blogger custom domain with GoDaddy

Here are few simple steps to set up a custom domain from GoDaddy to point on your Blogger blog. I select GoDaddy’s domain since they are one of the cheapest domain registrar on the web and the one I’m using on my own blogs to be accurate. First let’s discuss on how we can set up a Blogger/Blogspot blog custom domain with GoDaddy, then I’ll be discussing on my next post on how to set up the custom domain on Blogger.

1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com.
2. Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You’ll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
3. Click the domain that you’d like to use with your blog.
4. Click the Total DNS Control And MX Records link at the bottom of the section entitled Total DNS.
5. Look for a record prefixed “WWW”. If there isn’t one, add a new CNAME record; if there is one, you’ll need to edit this record instead.
6. For the Name, enter only the subdomain of the address you want to use for your blog. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your address, enter “www” here. (you can leave it as is)
7. Enter ghs.google.com as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
8. Click OK, and then click OK again.

How to set up Blogger custom domain with GoDaddy
If you are getting confuse on what to fill up on Step 6, personally I don’t modified it and leave it as is “www” since it is just a “name” for that set up and when you are not hosting your Blogger blog then it has no bearing at all. I think it will be necessary if you will be handling or hosting a site with subdomains, labeling as alias is great to organize your domain set up. So basically you just need to modify “Host Name” by entering “ghs.google.com”.

Now it is advisable that you set your URL with appended “www”, like http://www.bloggergeeze.com than http://bloggergeeze.com , here are few steps to set it up on GoDaddy;

1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com.
2. Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You’ll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
3. Click the domain that you’d like to use with your blog.
4. Find Forwarding and click Manage.
5. Enter your URL with appended “www” as www.yourdomain.com, then tick “Update my DNS settings to support this change. (Recommended)”, clicking the “Advanced Option” will show you that your URL is permanently forwarded (permanent redirect 301) to your specified www.yourdomain.com.
5. Click OK.

How to set up Blogger custom domain with GoDaddy
You need to wait for few minutes to test if your forwarding is working; you can check it by typing to your browser address tab your URL without appended “www” (http://yourdomain.com) then you’ll see if the page load the URL will be automatically change to http://www.yourdomain.com.

If you’re encountering troubles setting up, you may leave your questions on the comment form below and I’ll try to answer it as soon as possible.

7 Comments

  1. • jaeRou /

    thank you so much for your post. i almost cried thinking i screwed up my account since i tride different guides from different authors and still it wasnt working. again i thank you so much.

  2. BloggerGeeze /

    No Problem,please let me know if you have any problem setting up.

  3. handle money /

    I'm using godaddy too
    And I think it's very easy to setup our domain with blogger, just like you write above
    🙂

  4. guess111 /

    hi no www still redirects me to godaddy

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