Creating a blog for fun may not need to have a custom domain, but don’t you want your blog to be easy to remember?
If you are a responsible blogger you need to consider buying a Custom domain for you blog. The reasons why you need to provide a custom domain, is presented in my article: Reason why you should get a custom domain for blogs.
The most useful things in buying a custom domain in my own experience is for Reputation and Search Engine Exposures.
I strongly suggest to use namecheap instead of Godaddy.
In today’s world, you may find a lot of blogs, and many of them are in subdomain, its free and can generate as many as you want. I experience seeing many widget posts and decide whether get it from a subdomain site or custom domain site and made me decide to get the widget from more trusted site which has a custom domain.
Today I’ll teach you on how to use Godaddy Custom Domain to use in blogger blogs. Setup Custom Domain With Godaddy
Go to your Blogger Blog Setting Tab and then click on Basic Tab. Setting>Basic
In Blog Address field click on ADD custom Domain Link.
Then enter the name of Domain you have purchased with WWW and click Save Button.Then blogger show error that “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 5”. Blogger also Generate some code keep that codes.
Now Login into your Godaddy account click on All Products>Domain>Domain Management.
Now you can see your Domain name,click on your Domain name.
Now click on DNS Zone file tab and then click Edit button to edit your DNS zone file.
Now a new page will open where you can add DNS and A record-setting.
Now Go to CNAME(Alias) field and add codes generated by Blogger in the first step. See my zone file and the record in the way in my zone file.
Now it’s time to add A(Host) record. Go to A(Host) field and add some IP address used by Blogger in the manner i have added in my domain DNS zone file and keep default A record that is available by default in your zone file.
Click Quick Add button and add @ in Host filed and IP address in Points to Filed and keep TTL 1 Hour.
Add 4 A record as follows.
After all click on Save DNS Zone button to save your settings.
Now forward your Domain (setup redirection). Go to all Domain page and on your domain name click small down arrow Icon and then click on Forward Domain.
Now click on Add then in Forward to field enter your domain name in Redirect field select 301(Permanent) and keep Type forward only.
That it now go to Blogger (step 1) and click save button now blogger will save your new domain. Now you have setup your domain, wait for some time and then try to browse your website. If all goes well then you can access your website with new custom Domain.
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