I think Blogger (or Blogspot) needs no introduction, this is the platform where each and every (almost every) popular blogger would have started blogging. But unfortunately due to the rise of WordPress, we all migrated. But we should always agree on the part that WordPress > Blogger but also the fact not everyone requires WordPress platform to blog.
Suppose if you are a personal blogger, I mean like you have a personal blog and you just blog about silly stuffs regarding your life, then probably you can stick with Google’s Blogger platform itself. There are many more exceptions like these. Now we are going to see how we can use custom domain name on Google’s Blogger/Blogspot platform. In short, instead of using example.blogspot.com, we are going to use example.com. We can do this with the help of Blogspot or Blogger Custom Domain Name.
That’s right! But before that you need to buy a domain name, and this is really the tough part. There are some things you should keep in mind before buying a domain name, and we have written on that – 20+ Interesting Domain Name Tips That May Surprise You
As you may probably know you need a Blogger.com account and a Blog there before proceeding, these are the steps after that.
1. On A Top-Level Domain Name (Like example.com)
If you want to have your blog on example.com (instead of blog.example.com), then these are the steps you should be following.
Go to your blog’s main admin page or dashboard, then go to “Settings”. Enter your domain name there. Note down the Name and Destination values.
Now it’s time to enter your domain registrar account, in this case, we used our GoDaddy account. Go to the section where you’ll be entering/editing your records like CNAME, MX, etc. There you can enter the respective values.
These are some optional things: You can enter the A-records which links example and www.example.com, by this you can avoid the error page if visitors skip the ‘www’ part.
You can also enter your domain name in the format example.com, and list the I.P. addresses shown below in the “A” section.
You’ll need to create four separate A-records which point to four different Google IPs.
That’s it! Save them. You should probably wait for an hour or so for the DNS settings to get kicked in. I guess that’s all you should be doing. If you still get some errors, then probably you might have done something wrong with the CNAME records, if you face any, feel free to let us know in the comments.
2. On A Sub-Domain (Like hello.example.com)
The procedure is almost the same, in this case, you’ll be using something like hello.example.com or blog.example.com for your convenience. Here you need to enter the CNAME name with the name you picked for your subdomain. Suppose if it is blog.example.com, then the name ‘blog’ (without quotes) there. That’s all you should be doing, other steps are the same.
Your original Blogspot address will be redirected or forwarded to your new custom domain name. Your posted images will also work without any issues.