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Adding a Custom Domain to Blogger

By Freeola Support on 30th May, 2019 | 0 Comment(s) | 1 out of 3 people found this article useful.

Welcome to the Freeola Internet customer support pages. This guide is designed to help with pointing your domain name you hold with Freeola at your Blogger blog. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.

 

Do you have a Blogger account already that you want your domain name to point to or wish to set one up using your domain name you have with Freeola? Then follow this simple guide to doing just that.

 

  1. Firstly, sign in to your Blogger account and select the blog you want your domain name to link to.

  2. On the left, click Settings and then Basic. Under Publishing, click Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.

  3. Now type the URL of your GetDotted domain in the field provided and click Save.

  4. You'll now see two error messages:

    • Name, Label or Host: Enter the name as the subdomain, like "blog." or "www." For destination, enter "ghs.googlehosted.com."

    • Destination, Target or Points to: This is different for each person and is specific to your blog and your Google Account.

  5. Log into your MyFreeola account and select DNS Records (A/MX/SPF/TXT) then DNS Settings from the left hand navigation menu. If you then tick the box beside your domain name and press Change DNS you will be given three options, from these you will need to select Create/Modify Custom DNS Records (Advanced) and press Next.

  6. After reading and agreeing to the warning page, you will be taken to a page where you can add, or change, CNAME Records. Simply select CNAME - Point Web Address to a hostname from the drop-down menu before clicking the 'plus' icon (+).

  7. Under Subdomain type the subdomain you entered in the previous step (Blogger suggest blog or www within their literature). Under Target Hostname type ghs.googlehosted.com. Now enter details for the second CNAME, which are specific to your blog and Google Account.

  8. Now select A - Point Web Address to an IP4 from the drop-down menu before clicking the 'plus' icon (+) FOUR TIMES.

    In the fields that appear, enter the following within the Value field, all other fields should remain blank:

    • 216.239.32.21

    • 216.239.34.21

    • 216.239.36.21

    • 216.239.38.21

  9. Click Save then Apply to add the records. It may take up to 24 hours for these records to be fully in place, although this is usually complete within an hour.
    CNAME Records for Blogger

  10. Finally, repeat steps 1 through 4. Then, under Publishing and Blog Address select the Redirect[mydomain.com to www.mydomain.com] option.

  11. After 24 hours, again usually sooner, visitors to your domain name should now see your Blogger pages.


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