How To Use a GoDaddy Domain Name For a Blogspot Blog URL

Most Blogspot blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com.  However, you can now use a domain name you bought at GoDaddy as your Blogspot blog URL.  Actually you could do this before as well, but it was confusing for most people as you needed to enter the CNAME Records and A Records at the Go Daddy domain control panel.

Just follow the steps below to register your Blogspot blog with your preferred domain without much hassle.

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Step 1 : First register a domain at GoDaddy.

GoDaddy isn’t playing around.  Last week their promo FLOWERS code was a good discount deal at $1.49 for a domain.  Go Daddy has now beat that coupon.

Here’s another new GoDaddy cheap domain code that you can use to buy a domain for just $0.99 cents plus ICANN fees. It’s only good for a year and need a credit card.

Just click here to use the GoDaddy cheap domain promo code and then enter:

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Step 2Go to the GoDaddy Blogger DNS Setup site and login with your GoDaddy account information.

Step 3 : Now you will get a box like in the picture below. In the box type your purchased domain. For an example type it like below and confirm it.

You’ll then see a page where you can enter the URL you own which you want to point to Blogger. The URL can either be a domain (www.example.com) or a subdomain (blog.example.com).

GoDaddy DNS for Blogger

Step 4 : Once you confirmed, GoDaddy will automatically update your DNS records which makes compatible to your blog.

Step 5 : Then you need to update the information in your Blogger accounts settings. Go to,

Settings > Basic

In the the area for “Publishing” click on the link to add a custom domain. Then, click on “Switch to advanced settings.”

Step 6:  Enter in the URL for your custom domain in the text box provided, and click Save. That’s it! Your blogspot.com address will soon redirect to your new custom domain — be patient, as it might take up to 24 hours for the redirect to start working. Then enter the purchased domain in the provided text box and save it. That’s all.

Within 24 hours your domain will point to the purchased URL. The older users who has your blogspot domain will be redirected to the purchased domain. Once it is updated see whether the URL without www redirects to your domain. If not just go to publishing and tick on the option to redirect without www to a domain with www.

Up until May 1, 2010 Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via FTP. All such blogs had (or still have) to be moved to Google’s own servers, with domains other than blogspot.com allowed via custom URLs if you follow the directions above.

 

How To Use a GoDaddy Domain Name For a Blogspot Blog URL




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