Today is the era of internet, Internet has great impact on society and has transformed the way we live, work, business, and interact with one another it means we are living our lives on internet today. Websites allow us to access information, share resources and services from millions of device with the help of internet connection and make easier to find what we need without having to leave the house or go to a physical location to get the required information. If you want to share your ideas, contents then you have to publish online via Blogger or any other blogging platforms. If you have already Blogger site then this article is focused on how you can change Blogger domain name to your custom domain for your Blogger site that you have created and use the default blogger URL.
As we can see there are so many platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Wik, Weebly and so many others, that allow us to setup a blog and share our contents, ideas with other internet users. These platforms are generally easy to use and require minimal technical knowledge and allow us to use our custom domain in free plan. You can also buy the plan but if you have just started to blog or seeking a website for sharing your content then free plan gives you a lot of features for you.
What is Blogger and Why people attracted to Blogger ?
Let’s talk about Blogger, it’s a free blogging platform provided by Google. It is very simple to use and offers a wide range of features to create and manage the blog. You can also buy a Plan for further modifications and features with latest templates but you can find lots of inbuilt free templates for your free blog too. The blogger also allows you to use your custom domain for your default domain provided my Blogger.
Before moving forward to how to Blogger domain name to custom domain name, first you’ll need to buy a domain name (.com, .org, .in, .co) from a domain registrar like GoDaddy, Google Domains, Namecheap, Bluehost and so many others or you can register your own custom government domain for free. You can select domain name based on your company/organization’s name, brand name or individuals with proof document. In the context of Nepal, you can buy free government domain (.np or.com.np) from https://register.com.np/.
Once you’ve purchased your own custom domain, you will be able to set up Blogger with your domain by following the below instructions.
Steps to Change Blogger Domain Name (.blogspot.com) to Custom Domain
- Sign in to your Blogger account and click on the “Settings“.
2. Scroll down, you will see an option “Publishing” Click on the “Custom domain“.
In the “Custom Domain” field, now you can enter your domain name that you have purchased. For example, your purchased domain is “www.yourblog.com” then you can enter “yourblog.com”.
But before that you will need to set up your DNS records with your domain registrar. you will need to create CNAME records: one for “www” and one for “ghs.google.com.” and add following 4 A-records that point to Google IPs.
Process of creating these records vary depending upon domain/hosting providers and it will take 12-24 hours to upgrade these records. You will be notified through email after all changes are done.
3. Now click on the “Save” button.
3. Now, turn on Redirect domain.
Once the changes have done, you will be able to access your blog at your custom domain.
With just above few simple steps, you can change blogger domain name with your own custom domain and start blogging.
Issues that you may you face during change blogger default domain to custom domain
It may be possible that you will face some custom domain setup issues please try below steps:
- Check your domain status, is it ready or not because after update above setup it will take some time to upgrade. Here I am using Cloudflare as a free web hosting service for my custom domain. See our article for how you can hosting your website on Cloudflare for free.
2. Check that you have entered correct CNAMEs; Type, Name, Content/Destination
3. Check the Proxy Status.
Still, if you have facing problem then please contact your domain provider and hosting provider.
If you have any issue about custom domain setup, please leave a comment below. We will try to solve your issue.
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