Mapping your own Domain Name to Blogger


Blogger with your Own Custom Domain

You can enhance your Blogger® blog by pointing to the domain name you registered with us at FlipHostz. Instead of entering your complex Blogger address to view the latest blog post, your unique visitors enter your domain name's URL. By mapping your yourname.blogspot.com blog to your www.yourname.com domain name, visitors only need to remember your domain name.

Advantages of your own domain name for Blogger.

  • Brand Identity - Easier to remember
  • Search Engine Ranking - Original Content with own domain names are considered trustworthy by Search Engines like Google, Bing , Yahoo and others.
  • Future Growth - Enables revisits from new users
  • Portability of Blog Visitors - You can move your platform from blogger without losting identity

 

To point your Blogger blog to your domain name, you can set up domain name mapping easily, which configures your blog settings and domain name. All it requires is an update in your settings in your Blogger account and our DNS Zone File:

Edit the 'www' CNAME record for the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account. This update makes sure to tell the Web browser to open your Blogger blog when visitors enter your domain name in the browser address bar.

Next, you'll need to create separate A records for each of the IPs listed in step 9 of this Google help article.

For instructions on configuring separate A records, please visit Manage DNS for Your Domain Names under the segment Adding or Editing A Records. Each of the records should have the host @
Using instructions from the same help article listed above, configure your Blogger account to use your domain name.

To Edit Your CNAME Record

  1. Log in to your FlipHostz Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Click the domain that you want to use, and then select the DNS Zone File tab.
  4. Click the www record.
  5. In the Points To field, type ghs.google.com.
  6. Click Save, and then click Save Changes.

To Configure Your Blogger Account

  1. Log in to your Blogger account.
  2. From the Settings tab, select Basic.
  3. Under your Blog Address, click + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.
  4. In the field next to http://, enter the domain name you want to use.
  5. Complete any other CNAME entries for verification, if applicable.
  6. Click Save.

Note that any DNS changes you make can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Internet as it reaches servers around the world.

The above procedure can be used commonly with most domain registrars. It is only applicable for blogs hosted on blogger and blogspot

 

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