How to use your domain with Blogger

Blogger which is now Google’s baby is a blog publishing platform which is absolutely free of cost. Unlike WordPress, Blogger does not allow the blogs to be hosted on any other server except their own. But fortunately custom urls are allowed instead of just domain names with blogspot.com. But to establish this, you would need to buy a domain name from a service provider and then map it to your blog on blogger.

In this article we would like to give you a step by step procedure on how you can use your domain from BigRock with blogger.

  • We believe you already have a domain name setup if not you can register one here.
  • Once the purchase is complete you will have to login into your Control Panel. Click on the domain name under the List of Orders.  For representation purposes we have used www.demomonkey.org

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  • You would then need to click on DNS Management on the right hand side menu and then click on Manage DNS.

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  • You will by default be under A Records. Click on Add A Record and leave the Host Name blank and enter 216.239.32.21 in the Destination IPv4 Address. Do not make any changes to the TTL and click on Add Record. 

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  • Follow the same procedure and add 3 more A Records with the following Destination Destination IPv4 Address.

216.239.34.21

216.239.36.21

216.239.38.21

  • This is how you’re A Records should look like

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  • On the same page click on CNAME Records and then click on Add CNAME record. In the host name type in www and in the value select the second radio button and then enter the value ghs.google.com. Once the values are entered then click on Add Record

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  • Now you will need to login into you Blogger Account and Click on the Blog Name that you will like to setup with your new domain name.

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  • You will then need to click on Settings on the left hand side and under settings click on Basic.
  • Under Publishing Click on Add a custom domain. Enter your domain name in the textbox and click on Save.

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  • After you click on save Blogger will throw an error like the one you see in the following screenshot. You will need to add the 2 CNAME records provided by Blogger in the BigRock Manage DNS panel.

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  • After you have added the CNAME records, it will take approximately 4 to 6 hours for these records to get propagated and after which you can click on save
  • Now you have setup www.demomonkey.org but if someone tries to search for just demomonkey.org on the browser will not be able to reach you. For this you will need to create a redirect from demomonkey.org to www.demomonkey.org.
  • Click on edit next to the domain name under Settings >> Basic. Just check the box which redirects yourdomainname.com to www.yourdomainname.com and then click on Save.

Step9_Domain_Blogger_BigRock

Well you are all set up. It’s time you start building your website. If you need a more flexible do it yourself website builder then you can check out our Website Builder.

You can leave a comment below if have any other questions regarding setup of your domain name with Blogger.

20 Responses to How to use your domain with Blogger

  1. Naveen Minj April 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    I am Using Freehosting as my Hosting site and Domain is taken from Bigrock.in. Is any Charges were applied , when I will use Blogger as my host site?

    Bigrock team having better knowledge about it.

    I also Looked forward in “Weebly.com” but they are charging money for it.

    I am looking for, Better and Free hosting availability for my Domain. If Blogger is Free, then I will go with It.

    Suggest me.

  2. Keithp May 13, 2014 at 1:21 PM #

    Hi Naveen, it completely depends upon your preference. Blogger is a good option. If you need great control then a self hosted website is apt. Do let us know what are your requirements and we can help you out better

  3. Best Blog August 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

    Very Useful Information about forwarding the domain name to Blogger blog.

  4. Keithp August 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM #

    Thank you 🙂

  5. mak September 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM #

    very very useful……

  6. Venkatesh Macha September 19, 2014 at 4:38 PM #

    Very helpful tutorial.Clear explanation. Thanks.

  7. Sameer Choubey October 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM #

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial. Just booked a domain from bigrock and redirected it to blogger. Thanks a lot bigrock for this amazing tutorial.

  8. Kumar October 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM #

    Thanks a lot, I could the same, waiting for DNS to activate for a 3-4 hours as told….Thanks you once again..

  9. Kumar October 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM #

    Thanks a lot, I could do the same, waiting for DNS to activate for a 3-4 hours as told….Thanks you once again..

  10. yaswanth November 8, 2014 at 8:22 PM #

    Thank u very much for great tutorial we always thank full to u

  11. game 24h chu khi buon December 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM #

    It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I am happy that you
    shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Mahesh Rawat January 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM #

    thank you very much 🙂

  13. sapnwnewbie January 15, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    Hi

    At step 8, when I try to add the two CNAMES shown in blogger, I get the error
    Error Message: A record Exists having same name. Please Check For Record Conflicts.
    Do I need to wait for 6 hrs?

  14. Keithp January 15, 2015 at 7:54 PM #

    “A record Exists having same name” The Dns zone cannot have A record and cname record with the same host name. As the error states that an A records exists, it refers that you tried adding a Cname record which had a host name same as an existing A record.

  15. Sathish January 21, 2015 at 2:32 PM #

    The tutorial is far easy and the new blogger would gain good experience in their blogging work.

    Thank you BigRock.

  16. anshuman February 8, 2015 at 3:41 PM #

    Thank you for this helpful tutorial ..

  17. IFTEKHAR AHMAD June 23, 2015 at 9:11 AM #

    Today I have taken .in domain for my blog http://www.irctc-logins.in from BIGROCK. I am waiting for redirect to become active from irctc-logins.in to http://www.irctc-logins.in

  18. Keithp June 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM #

    Make sure you have ticked the option “Redirect domain name to http://www.domain name” in your Blogger account settings, refer to Step 16 on the article
    https://support.bigrock.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/125/3/map-your-domain-to-blogger Let us know if you need any further assistance

  19. gautam July 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM #

    well explained , thanks 🙂

    but I’ve confusion that is it affect blog’e seo and alexa rank ?

    means i have a blog with blogspot domain with 222482 alexa rank and after switching custom domain will my alexa rank and seo remain same or it decrese ?

    waiting for your reply 🙂

  20. Keithp July 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM #

    Yes it will decrease. The Alexa will rank you as per your new domain name.

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