Published On: 2021-05-06

What is Blogger?

Blogger is a free, blog-publishing service hosted by Google. The blogs are generally accessed from the subdomain of “blogspot.com”

But you can also use your custom domain name to access your blogger website using that domain name. To do that first you will have to buy a domain name. You can buy a domain name easily from XeonBD by placing an order here https://www.xeonbd.com/domain/

Once you have a domain name follows the process given below

First of all, we need to the following things:

  • A Blogger Account – We can create a blog account from here (https://www.blogger.com/ )
  • An active Domain
  • And access to a cPanel / DNS Manager. For your information, any domain purchased from XeonBD already includes the DNS management features without any extra cost.

If you have the above mentioned three things, you can follow the next steps as described below:

Step 1:

Firstly, you will have to go to the blogger and sign the blog. Then, adding two CNAME records in the blog. For CNAME record creating, we will go to the Blog -> Settings -> Publishing -> Custom domain -> domain name with www (www.domainname.com) -> Save.  But when we will try to set a custom domain name we will get an error.

Blogger

 

You will get an error with two CNAME records:

  • One is Blog CNAME : For name, we can use (The domain name must be entered in this format: www. ) and for destination/ address (“google.com.”)
  • Another is Security CNAME: For name (XXX) and for destination (XXX). This is different for every individual person and is specific to the blog and Google Account.

Step 2:

Now, to solve these two CNAME record errors shown on your blogger account, you will have to go to the DNS management section of your domain. In this example, we are hosting the same domain’s DNS on its cPanel, but if your domain has no separate hosting account and the domain is pointed on your domain registrars DNS management portal then you can manage that domain’s DNS on the registrar control panel.

However, here we are showing the DNS management from the cPanel’s Zone Editor option of the domain.

 

Blogger

Then, you will create two CNAME records with the name and destination.

Now, check these errors. The name and destination of the CNAME will be provided errors in those errors.

After adding the CNAME records, save the settings to the Blogger account like (Blog -> Settings -> Publishing -> Custom domain -> domain name with www (www.domainname.com) -> Save ) and permit as long as 24 hours for the DNS settings to be completely propagated, which is known as DNS propagation time.

To learn more about DNS propagation time, please read our article What is DNS propagation and why does it take so long?

Step 3:

Then, add four A records that point to Google’s Blogger IPs:

  • 239.32.21
  • 239.34.21
  • 239.36.21
  • 239.38.21

Blogger

These records may take up to 24 hours to be completely propagated.

Step 4:

Then to redirect from “domainname.com” to “www.domainname.com ”set up- go to the Blog -> Setting  -> Under Publishing turn on Redirect Domain (domainname.com” to “www.domainname.com”)

BloggerThis is the way to point a domain to the blogger. If the blog does not point yet on your domain after this time frame, kindly try to contact your domain/DNS service provider or domain registration service provider to check whether the records were configured correctly or not.

 

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