How do I set up my domain with Blogger/Blogspot?

Step 1:  Get your CNAME from Blogger setting

  • Sign in to Blogger.
  • Select the blog you want to update.
  • On the left, click Settings and then Basic.
  • Under “Publishing,” click + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.
  • Type the URL of the domain you’ve purchased.
  • Click Save.
  • You’ll see an error with two CNAMEs.
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.

Step 2:  ADD 4 “A” Record into your Domain

  • Now, login to your HostMight client area at https://secure.hostmight.com/clientarea.php
  •  Once you logged in, click on Domains -> My Domains
  • After that, click on Manage Domain button against your domain name for which you want to  use with Blogger.
  •  Now Click on “DNS Management” tab  At the bottom of the Domain Manager Page, you will see a section under the heading DNS Management where you can add  “A” record.  Add  IP addresses as below, one-by-one

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

Host Name : @
IPv4 Address : 216.239.32.21
TTL : 14400 or any value recommended by google.

Now , click “Add record “

Repeat the same steps and add  3 additional A records pointing to IP addresses 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, and 216.239.38.21

Step 3:  ADD CNAME Record into your Domain

From the same “DNS Management” section “Add CNAME” record :

Host Name : www
Canonical Name : ghs.google.com
TTL : 14400

click “add record “

Now add 2nd CNAME :

Host Name : xxxxxxxxxxx
Canonical Name : gv-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.dv.googlehosted.com
TTL : 14400
click “add record”

Please be aware that it might take some time for your DNS changes to propagate.  so please wait 0-24 hours and then complete the step 4.

Step 4:  configure your settings with Blogger

Once you’ve put in the “CNAME” and “A” records within your DNS management settings, you will need to go back to the blog Settings window:

  • Sign in to Blogger.
  • Select the blog you want to update.
  • On the left, click Settings and then Basic.
  • Under “Publishing,” click + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.
  • Type the URL of the domain you’ve purchased.
  • Click 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.

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