How to point or use my domain with my Blogger account

You need to take several simple steps in order to link or connect your domain to your blogger. This article will guide you through the process.

Video Guide:

Step by step guide with pictures/images:

In this tutorial we will connect the domain www.shtutorials.com to “sh-tutorials.blogspot.com”.

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You need to have these two things to follow this tutorial:

  1. Your BlogSpot blog up and running (eg. https://sh-tutorials.blogspot.com)
  2. You have access to your domain name (eg. shtutorials.com)

Add Registered domain name to your BlogSpot Blog:

This is the first step where you will be adding the registered domain name to your blog. Simply login to your BlogSpot dashboard, and head over to Settings > Basics and you will see an option which says Publishing >Blog address > + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog:connect domain to blogger-1
Here you need to add the domain name that you have purchased, and after adding the domain name, it will give two CNAME records and 4 A records which we will be needing in the next step.

Click on + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog, and add the domain name which you have purchased.

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Note: You need to add domain with www as prefix. (See above screenshot for better understanding)

Once you have added the domain name with www, you will see an error saying “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12..” and you will get the CNAME record that you need to configure (See below screenshot)

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Now. once you have these CNAME details, it’s time to login to your domain control panel, and make changes.

CNAME:

www   ghs.google.com
mxzqd7mwe3kp   gv-gm4gqkvbqwhzhi.dv.googlehosted.com     (PLEASE NOTE: YOUR VALUES WILL BE DIFFERENT!)

A Record:

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

Setting up CNAME and A Record for BlogSpot Custom-Domain Name in your domain control panel.

Here you will need to create 6 records for your domain:
– 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 values provided in the Blogger account 

  1. Login to your Client area, and select Domains.
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  2. Click on “Manage Domain“.
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  3. Select Nameservers.
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  4. Check domain nameservers. Please update domain nameservers to:
    ns5.stormerhost.com,
    ns6.stormerhost.com,
    ns7.stormerhost.com,
    ns8.stormerhost.com  if different (VERY IMPORTANT!).
  5. Now lets go to DNS Management. Select DNS Management.
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  6. We will now create 4 A Records. Click on Add A New A Record.
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    Enter details:
    Hostname: @
    IPv4 Address: 216.239.32.21
    TTL: 14400
    Then click “Add Record“.
  7. Click Manage A Records after record is added successfully.
     Repeat Step 6 for the next 3 IPs (216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, 216.239.38.21).
  8. All 4 records (216.239.32.21, 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, 216.239.38.21) added successfully….
  9. Its time to add the CNAME records. Click on Manage CNAME Records.
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  10. Click on Add A New CNAME Record.
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  11. Enter details:
    Hostname: www
    Canonical URL: ghs.google.com
    TTL: 14400
    Then click “Add Record“.
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  12. Cick Mange CNAME Records again and repeat process. Enter Details:
    Hostname: mxzqd7mwe3kp  (Dont Copy This Same Value!!! – Use one provided in your Blogger)
    Canonical URL: gv-gm4gqkvbqwhzhi.dv.googlehosted.com  (Use value provided in your Blogger)
    TTL: 14400
    Then click “Add Record“.
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  13. Two (2) CNAME Records added successfully….
    connect domain to blogger-15-2-new-cname-records-added-successfully-111Good Job! We are almost done… Here is a final screenshot of Records added for your domain in your Client area.connect domain to blogger-16-all-records-added-successfully-111Now once you have setup CNAME and A record, you need to wait for 5 minutes to 4 hours for this changes to reflect globally. It can take approximately 30 minutes for newly-created host records to take effect.You need to go back to your BlogSpot dashboard, and click on “Save” changes. If the CNAME & A record has been updated globally, this time instead of showing error “We have not been able to verify