Easy DNS Settings For Blogger Domains


UPDATE: Please read a Far easy one step process by clicking this link -> Blogger Domain Settings Simplfied

DNS setttingsAfter purchasing a domain from a hosting service you need to make some DNS settings in order to associate your new custom domain with your blogger blog. If you have bought the domain from blogger then you don't need to read this post but you have bought the domain from a different hosting company then keep reading.
DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is the management system that controls domain use. Inside your DNS management page you will find two records entitled as CNAME records and A-Records. We will need to set up a CNAME record only in order to connect your domain to your blog. So lets get to work.

Creating a CNAME Record For Your Custom Domain

Kindly follow these easy steps:
  1. Log in to your Hosting Service's Website account
  2. Go To DNS Management page. You will have to locate this link or tab yourself. Look here and there unless you find the DNS page on your dashboard.
  3. Click on Enable Advance Settings if you see any such link else proceed
  4. Now Find the CNAME tab and go there
  5. Inside your CNAME window where it asks for Name then simply enter "www" and where it asks for Host Name/Alias then enter  ghs.google.com
  6. If you found some data filled  then replace it with the data in step#5
  7. Save your settings and you are all set!

Creating A-Records

This option will redirect your visitors from a naked domain (mybloggertricks.com) to your full domain (www.MybloggerTricks.com) Most visitors don't type the www before your domain and if you don't create a A-record your visitors will see an error page. So you must create a A-Record.
  1. Inside your Hosting Service Dashboard find A-records under DNS
  2. Inside the A-record page enter your domain name as mybloggertricks.com without the www
  3. Now list the I.P. addresses given below in the "A" section . Remember that you will have to create a new A-record for each I.P address that means 4 A-records.
216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

     4.  You are finally done!
Now wait for 10-15 minutes till your DNS settings are activated and then jump to the next part of the tutorial.

Setting up Domain on blogger

  1. Now log in to your Blogger account and go to Settings > Publishing
  2. Click the link that says switch to custom domain
custom domain settings
      3.   Now enter your full Domain URL inside the box (like www.mybloggertricks.com)
submit url
       4. Done! You have successfully redirected your .blogspot.com domain to your custom .com domain. It will take at most 48 hours for all DNS servers to get updated and then you can happily access your blog with your full fresh new branded name. :)

DNS Settings for Godaddy and 1and1

If you have purchased the domain from these services then you can try this direct method.
GoDaddy.com
  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com.
  2. Open the Domains tab and select My Domain Names. You'll be directed to the Domain Manager page.
  3. Click the domain that you'd like to use with your blog.
  4. Click the Total DNS Control And MX Records link at the bottom of the section entitled Total DNS.
  5. Click Add New CNAME Record in the box labelled CNAMES (aliases). If you've already created a CNAME record for your blog's address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
  6. For the Name, enter only the subdomain of the address you want to use for your blog. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your address, enter www here.
  7. Enter ghs.google.com as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.
  8. Click OK, and then click OK again.
1and1
  1. Log in to your account at https://admin.1and1.com
  2. If it's not already selected, click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Domains. The Domain Overview page appears.
  4. From the New drop-down menu, select Create Subdomain. (If you've already created a subdomain for your blog's address, skip to step six.)
  5. Enter only the subdomain you want to use, and click OK. For example, if you chose www.mydomain.com for your blog's address, you should enter www here.
  6. Select the checkbox next to the subdomain that you will be using. (Example: www.mydomain.com)
  7. From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings.
  8. Click the radio button next to CNAME.
  9. Enter ghs.google.com next to Alias.
  10. Click OK.


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  1. thnx bro............i did'nt had to wait 4 this post ! U ROKKK bro !

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  2. Nice one!! good for those who want to setup their own domain with bloger!

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  3. @Evan
    Our pleasure buddy. Anytime =)
    These settings includes every bit of information that you would need to setup a domain correctly so you can always check back here.

    @Faiz
    Indeed brother. :)

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    1. Bro i just lost my dns mean that setting on a blog ,,Ghs.google.com
      and the second code now it doest not appear on blogger what to do

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    2. you can go to Google webmaster tool https://www.google.com/webmasters/verification/home?
      and u would see a list of verified domains belonging to you, just click on the verification details and u would b able to retrieve it.

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  4. salam mustafa, nice article.


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    it is possible to make cdn on blogger?..
    thanks you

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  5. Thanks Friend for sharing useful unformation

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  6. Thanks for sharing useful information...

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  7. Hi Mohammad,
    if the desired domain is votrexflame.pp.ua should I enter just www in the "Name" filed?

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  10. i tried but not working :(
    my domain screen short is :

    A Records ::

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Vpzz--4h6to/TqUbnhst7dI/AAAAAAAAADs/Tc7hjKgMIGo/s576/helpme1.jpg

    CName Records ::

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DPTazsQEmSc/TqUccjjco0I/AAAAAAAAAD8/2MxuFfQReuQ/s576/hlpmew.jpg


    so please help me :)) and tell me about A record and cname because my domain is not godaddy


    i am using first time and i do not have idea
    how i fill ?????????
    please provide me information through email : greatmikk@yahoo.com
    Thanks

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  11. Thanx, is pages which i created in blogspot will automaticalyy setup or not like jatinderbatala.blogspot.com/p/aboutus....

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  12. hi Mohammad,i am a newbie to blogger,can you tell me that after these setting who is hosting our blog?
    the blogger itself or the platform from where we had purchased the domain name,pls reply.

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  14. "A record" DNS settings is very effective. Because from my personal experience I saw many visitor put address on address bar like as shinemat.com So if you don't setup "A record" DNS you will loose many traffic to your blog. Be happy everyone.

    You are invited to visit my blog. Just Click Here

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  15. I have taken a domain name from ewebguru.com, what changes in its DNS I have to make to add it to my blog. Format of their DNS setting is different from others.
    There are four collums-----
    Host Name Record Type Address Priority

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  16. hello mohammed i bought my domain with a web host in my country but have not been able to set up the domain even after reading this.i have setup other domain on dot tk and co.cc i don't know why this is difficult.i am tired of trying to set it up myself
    .can u pls help me out,i won't mind paying for the service.....pls get back to me via this e-mail kolesheshe@gmail.com as soon as possible....thanks

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  17. I purchased domain online from web4africa.net.I have also configured name servers and dns settings. But when i change to custom domain in blogger it gives error.The DNS record for your domain is not set up correctly yet. If you just purchased this domain the set up process may take up to a day.
    Does this error will be removed after one day or i did not configured it properly.

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  18. Please is there anyone to explained me how to setup Google app Mx record on web4africa.com domain registrer? Because it was two days i am trying to create custom email address with my domain name on web4africa.com but i am having difficulties.
    help please. My email is shamsud.deen@live.com

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  19. I Purchased A Domain.
    Completely DNS Forwarded It.
    In Blogger When I'Am Setting It Is Says"Another blog or Google Site is already using this address."
    What Should I Do Mr.Zahai.

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  20. Can i use an international domain, like .ae and .eg with blogger?

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  21. Looks like I missed a lot of comments here.

    You only need to Create one Cname Record and 4 A-Records from DNS Zone. No matter what web hosting you be using. after that simple set your blogger settings.

    @Nazir
    Check your others blogs in your account. you might have mistakenly redirected the URL there. Check settings for Domain for each blog.


    @Blog team
    Of course you can! :)

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  22. hi mohammad, i have bought custom domain. but it is showing redirect messege and not redirecting. my blog Softwaredon

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  23. @sanket patil I have temporary remove redirect option from my blog due to trafic loss. i hope you got what i am asking you. please help me.

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  24. not working anymore for blogspot users. it seems like ghs.google.com is down.

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  25. How I add separate A-records in 1and1 (for different google IPs)?
    And what is about IPv6 AddrAAAA-Record) ?
    Please Help.....!

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  26. Bro, I have My Domain On CrazyDomains.in
    However,
    I BOught Domain For 150Rs.
    And Then Bought DNS Hosting for 800 Rs..
    I Added CName And A Records : http://prntscr.com/kusyh
    And TXT Records too But On BLogger It Showed Me Error : http://prntscr.com/kut16

    It's Have Been 2 Days, I Am Getting this Error..

    Please Help Me... Pls.

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  27. Hello Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai Sir,

    i have configured my Domain with what you have said above but i am not able to resolve for naked domain.

    1) When i type for my domain without www, it returns back with a error - 404 from Google

    2) Secondly do i need to delete all 'A' records from DNS and then fill 4 'A' records because i have another A record from Godaddy [http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xoc6gzwqzUk/UMV2dxzwUAI/AAAAAAAAU5g/x1fsr8XeihE/s1600/arecords.png]

    Please help me on these, Thanks in Advance.

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  28. @Ruby Thakur
    You must check the box in blogger in area where we add custome blog domain name. Hop it work

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  29. assalamu alaykum

    dear mohammad bhai
    thanks you

    mene abhi abhi godaddyase domain kharida hey aur setup bhi kar diyahey...

    http://shayrikiduniya.com/

    lekin mohammad bhai
    mene ye jo domainkharida hey use me meagar sub domain dena chahu to kese setup karna heysub domain ke liye

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  30. assalamualaykum
    mohammad bhai mene godaddy sedoiman kharidahey aur mene setup bhi kar diya hey

    janab mene 2 saal ke liye kharida hey to muje ere domian me subdomain rakhne ho to kesekaru please

    mohammad bhai
    meriskype id hey

    iliyas-shaikh

    please contat us

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  31. Here is my zone file help me to configure it

    www.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN TXT "v=spf1 a ip4:198.66.164.73 include:g35.spf.mxservers.net -all"
    alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN TXT "v=spf1 a ip4:198.66.164.73 include:g35.spf.mxservers.net -all"
    alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN NS ns35b.att-webhosting.com.
    alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN NS ns35a.att-webhosting.com.
    www.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN MX 50 mail-fwd.att-webhosting.com.
    alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN MX 50 mail-fwd.att-webhosting.com.
    www.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN A 198.66.164.73
    webmail.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN A 198.66.164.73
    smtp.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN A 198.66.164.73
    ftp.alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN A 198.66.164.73
    alboraaqrippers.com. 86400 IN A 198.66.164.73

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  32. do i need to re-submit my site to google webmaster ? and what will happen to my affiliate ads program like kontera, chitika etc. programs do i need to change their my domain name ?

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  33. HANDS DOWN ! .. very helpful :)

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  34. I have follow all above instructions carefully but i am still facing DNS problem and my blog is not cached by google.. multitricks.com

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  35. Hello Sir,

    My Blog url is www.itwebister.blogspot.com
    and i buy a domain named as itwebister.com and set all the dns settings as you write above but still its not working - can you please help me in this i am very upsad since 14th august (the day i bought new domain) and still its not working. . .

    Regards: Imran Memon

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  36. and sir how to know that our dns are activated, either it shows real blog (itwebister.blogspot.com) at itwebister.com and real .blogspot.com site as well or something else,

    In My site its showing

    "404. That’s an error.

    The requested URL / was not found on this server. That’s all we know."

    Thankx In Advance

    Regards: Imran Memon

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  37. Nice Post, thank for infomation... :D

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  38. Makasih buat infonya, sangat bermanfaat sekali....

    http://goo.gl/558ABP

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  39. Thank You Friend!
    My domain successfully configured!
    TeckPlus.in

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  40. I have changed my nameservers due to this my DNS setting is removed.But now when I am trying to configure same domain on blogger it is not giving Cname record again.
    How to get cname for that same domain.

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  41. After setting the custom domain link units are seen in some but not in the post home ... this is the blog http://www.plettrando.com/
    If you visit you will find that we are on the home page of the empty white space (for example in the gadget for social). There should be no link units ... but if I click on a post then you see (not all, however, in older posts, for example, does not come out).
    (ps: I've already tried to create new units and link to inserirl, but the result does not change)
    How can I do? Thanks in advance

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  42. Sorry I did not understand.. does it mean you provide frees hosting and all we need to have is a domain? If there are any selection process could you please confirm if avinash.com qualifies or not.

    Thanks in advance.

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  43. sir mera blogger suspend hoo gya ha or mera custom domain kisi or blogger account per acctive nahi hoo raha ya error milta ha Another blog or Google Site is already using this address. plz help me

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