Namecheap: How To Link Your Domain To Your Blogger Blog


Recently, just a few hours ago precisely (at the time this post was published), I purchased a domain from Namecheap and after purchasing this domain I would like to link it to my Blogger Blog. Linking this domain simply means using the domain I purchased as my blog's custom URL instead of the .blospot.com default URL on my blogger blog.

On this post, I will show you on how to add a custom domain to your Blogger Blog, just simply follow the steps provided on this page.


Steps on How To Link Your Domain To Your Blogger Blog

Step 1: Go to Blogger Dashboard.

Step 2: Select Settings Tab >> Basic.


Step 3: In the Publishing section, click on the link "+ Set up a third-party URL for your blog" to add a custom domain.


Step 4: Type the URL of the domain you have purchased beginning with www (or any subdomain) then input the domain name, don't forget to select the redirect option and after that click on the Save button.


Step 5: Once the page refreshes, you will see two CNAME records which you will need to create in your domain’s Host records.

Note: Each CNAME comprises of two parts - Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to.
The first CNAME is the same as that of everyone, Name which is "www" and Destination "ghs.google.com."
The second CNAME is particularly for your blog and your Google Account, therefore this differs from every blog.


Step 6: Now Sign in to your domain registrant account. Like I said earlier I registered mine on Namecheap so all I need to do is to log in to my Namecheap account dashboard and create the necessary records for my domain.

Step 7: On your account dashboard, Select the Domain List Tab >> Manage.


Step 8: Once the Manage Tab is opened, Select Advanced DNS >> Add New Record.


Here you will need to create six records for your domain as follows:
- A Records for @ pointing to 216.239.32.21 | 216.239.34.21 | 216.239.36.21 and 216.239.38.21
- CNAME for www mapped to ghs.google.com
- CNAME with the values provided in the Blogger account


Once you have successfully created all the records, Click on the Save All Changes Button. You are almost done but not certainly done!. Before you move to the final step just wait about half an hour for the newly created host records to take effect.

Step 9: Make sure there are no conflicting records set for the same host. Remove if there are any. The records you need to check may be of URL Redirect (Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect), An or CNAME record types. See an example of conflicting records below.


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Step 10: Finally, just get back to your Blogger Dashboard and save the information on the Basic tab.


N.B: Like I have often said: "I registered my own domain on Namecheap so all I need to do is to log in to my Namecheap account dashboard and create the necessary records for my domain". This may vary depending on your domain registrant web platform. After you successfully carried out all these steps, patiently wait for about half an hour again for the changes to take effect on your blog then reload your blog's homepage to see the result. Thanks, Hope this works! ...Looking forward to hearing from you all.