Connecting Your Domain to Your Blogger/Blogspot
Posted by on 12 October 2017 11:50 AM
Google provides free blogging if you sign up for their services, and allows you to point your personal domain to it. There are two parts to this process:
Google has several methods available when it comes to verifying your authority over your domain name. We'll be covering the CNAME METHOD (main) and the TXT METHOD (alternative)
Setting Up Your Blog Account With Google (CNAME Method)
1. Log into your blog with Google
3. Under the PUBLISHING section, click on SET UP THIRD-PARTY URL FOR YOUR BLOG
Once you've clicked on SAVE, you should see an error message similar to the following:
Within the error message you should see two sets of CNAME records. This is the information Google uses to verify that you are indeed the owner of the domain name. You will need to take these two records and put them into your DNS settings. *DO NOT CLOSE YOUR BLOG WINDOW WHILE YOU DO THIS!*
Verifying Your Authority Via Your easyDNS Account
1. Log into your easyDNS account
3. Click on the MODULAR EDITOR tab
This is where we enter the two CNAME records Google provided us on their error page. Please note that both the www and the short string of numbers/letters will go under HOST while the ghs.google.com along with the longer string will go under ADDRESS.
5. Enter your CNAME records
NOTE: You will see a greyed out error claiming xxxxx is not a valid server. This is normal and you can just ignore this.
7. Confirm your changes
8. Click on the wrench tool for HOSTS A RECORDS
9. Enter '@' under HOST and the following IP addresses under IP ADDRESS:
11. Confirm your changes
Finalizing The Changes At Blogspot
Once you've put in the CNAME records within your DNS settings, you will need to go back to the blog window with the error message that should still be open. Please do the following:
1. Click on SAVE
You will notice that the error message has gone away. If this is the case then your domain name should be successfully connected to your blog, but you still have a few more steps to complete.
3. Check the box for REDIRECT YOURDOMAIN.COM TO WWW.YOURDOMAIN.COM and click SAVE
Your blog should now be connected to both yourdomain.com and www.yourdomain.com.
Alternative TXT Method
If you fail to verify your authority to Google through the CNAME Method, you can try the TXT Method. To begin this process, you'll first want to go to the following link and find your domain name:
Once there you'll want to do the following:
2. Select your domain registrar from the menu given (you'll choose OTHER for easyDNS)
3. Copy the TXT record Google provides you (make sure to keep this page open)
4. Log into your easyDNS account and go to the DNS SETTINGS page for your domain
7. Enter '@' under HOST and paste the TXT record you copied earlier under TEXT
9. Go back to the Google page you copied the TXT record from earlier and click on VERIFY
You should now get a confirmation page that your domain has been verified:
If you find that you are still having issues connecting your domain name to your blog, we do have a service where we manually make the connection for you. Please contact our support team for further details about this service.
For help with HTTP to HTTPS redirects please see: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/6284029?hl=en