Blogger.com is an easy way to start your own blog for free with google. In blogger, they give you a free blogger.com or blogspot.com subdomain. I have an old blog called muyinbd.blogspot.com. It’s a subdomain of blogspot.com. But I want to add a custom domain (Yourwebsite.com) instead of muyinbd.blogspot.com. If you are a professional blogger, I recommended you use a custom domain instead of a free domain. Because People can easily memorize your custom domain name and it’s search engine friendly. Also, when you apply for Google Adsense, They prioritize a custom domain more than a free subdomain.
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Let’s start adding custom domain in blogger.
Step 1: Register a Custom Domain Name
If you have a blogger site and want to add a custom domain, You need to register a custom domain name first. Where you can register a custom domain? My answer is Namecheap. I am using Namecheap for 6 years now. They are very trusted and you can buy any domain at the cheapest price. Go to Namecheap.com and Enter your desired domain name in the search box and Register your domain instantly.
if you don’t have money to register domain, you can register a custom domain name for free. Just go to Freenom.com and register a free domain for 1 years.
Step 2: Add Custom Domain in Blogger
After registering your custom domain, you have to add the custom domain to the blogger. If a already have a domain with another registrar, No worries. It’s the same process to add a custom domain in blogger. To add a custom domain to your blog site, you need to login into your blogger.com account. Now go to blogger dashboard and click on Settings from the sidebar. In settings, Scroll to publish section and click on Custom Domain.
Now enter your registered custom domain name in the custom name field and must add www. before your domain name. Now click on save.
When you click on the save button, Blogger asks you to add a DNS record and verify your domain name. Copy these underlined DNS records from your custom domain section and You will need to enter these records in your domain registrar DNS.
Step 3: Add DNS Record In Domain Name
Now open a new tab in your browser, go to your domain registrar. So, I have this domain registered in NameCheap. If your domain in NameCheap, Go to your Namecheap Dashboard and click on Manage.
Now Click Advanced DNS and Click on ADD NEW RECORD. If you see any old DNS record in your domain, Delete it first.
Then you will need to create 6 records for add custom domain in blogger :
- CNAME for www mapped to ghs.google.com
- CNAME with values provided in the Blogger Custom Domain Name Section
- A Records for @ pointing to 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
You can these DNS records in domain registrar for add custom domain in blogger.
An Example: I added all DNS records in my domain DNS section for blogger. Here is screenshots:
Now let’s get back to the blogger and click on the Save button. Here you can see, I added my domain successfully in my blogger. Now, you need to enable Redirect domain, HTTPS availability and HTTPS redirect from blogger settings.
After updating your DNS records, you will need to wait up to 24 hours to connect your domain with blogger. But, sometimes it takes only 5 minutes to connect with bloggers. If anyone visits your blog(yourblog.blogspot.com), They redirected to your custom domain (yourdomain.com). Also, Your old blog posts remain the same as before.
How to Add Domain in Blogger Video Tutorial:
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