How To Connect A Custom Domain Name to Your Blogspot Blog?

In the previous article, we learned how to make a blog for free on Blogspot. Along with this, we also saw a detailed overview of the Blogspot dashboard Area. In this article, we will see how to connect a custom domain name with Blogspot Blog.

Before connecting a domain name to a BlogSpot blog, you should have initial knowledge about the domain name. You can read our article below. It will help you to gain knowledge about the domain.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is like the name of a blog or website, which is used in place of an IP address located on an Internet server. A domain name is a part of the URL of a blog or website. This is the identity of the blog. With the help of a domain name, anyone can easily identify your blog.

Related Reading: To more about Domain Name read our article on What is a domain name? & How does it work.

Why do you need a domain name for the BlogSpot blog?

When you create a blog on BlogSpot, you get a domain that is associated with the blogspot.com subdomain. For example, if you choose “yourblog” for a blog address while creating a blog, blogsopt.com gets associated with it, and the URL of your blog becomes www.yourblog.blogspot.com. If you want to connect your own domain name, you have to buy a domain name in the name of “yourblog”. When you connect your domain name, your blog URL will be like www.yourblog.com.

Is it necessary to connect a custom domain name?

Yes, new bloggers who have no knowledge of blogging. In the early days, it is not necessary for them to use a domain name. But the domain name will have to be used later.

What is the need for a domain name on Blogspot?

Everyone wants to start blogging so that they can share their knowledge with others and earn money from it. On Blogger you can earn money from Google AdSense with the blogspot.com subdomain. But there are different ad networks that do not approve blogspot.com for monetization.

The domain name helps the blogger to build their brand. You have a domain name that is youblog.com. And, If this domain becomes popular, later it will become a brand for you. If your domain name associates with blogspot.com, it cannot become a brand. Because this domain name does not belong to you, it is a free domain name provided by Google.

Where to buy a domain name?

The domain name will have to be purchased from domain registrars. There are many domain registrars available in the market. GoDaddy and Namecheap both are the best platforms for new bloggers.

If you buy a .com domain name from GoDaddy, it will cost you ₹899 per year. If you buy a .com domain name from Namecheap, it will cost you ₹600 per year.

How to buy a domain name?

If you want to know how to buy a domain name from domain registrars, you can read our article “How to buy the domain name“.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

We have already purchased a domain from Namecheap. If you have not purchased the domain name, then buy your domain name from Namecheap. Let’s see how to connect your Blogspot blog with a Namecheap domain.

Steps to be followed:

Step 1: After purchasing the domain from Namecheap, go to Namecheap Dashboard.

Step 2: Click on Domain List from your Dashboard.

Step 3: Select and copy your domain name from your domain list.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

Step 4: Go to BlogSpot blog dashboard area. Then Setting>Publishing> Custom Domain.

Step 5: Fill in your domain name with www. See in image below, then click save.

You will get some red-colored texts. You will get the error message “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain”.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

You need to add some records for your domain as per the instructions provided by Blogger:

  • 2 CNAMEs records
  • 4 A Records

CNAME Records

  1. Blog CNAME (Name: www, Destination: ghs.google.com)
  2. Security CNAME (Name: mitt3cbp4vw3, Destination: gv-5gl6wgy46rdera.dv.googlehosted.com)

A records

  1. 216.239.32.21
  2. 216.239.34.21
  3. 216.239.36.21
  4. 216.239.38.21
Steps to Adding Records on Domain Registrars

Step 6: Go to the Namecheap Dashboard.

Step 7: Click the Manage button located on the right side of your domain.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

Step 8: Click on the Advanced DNS tab.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

Step 9: You will find some default setting there. Remove those setting before adding your records.

Step 10: Click on ADD NEW RECORDS.

Step 11: Enter your records given above as per the below image:

Step 12: Click Save Changes.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

Step 13: Go to Blogger, Click Save.

Step 14: Turn on the redirect domain. It will redirect your domain from yourblog.com to www.yourblog.com.

How to connect a custom domain name with your BlogSpot Blog?

After this setting, you need to wait at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. It will take some time to activate your DNS setting. Sometimes it gets activated before 30 minutes.

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