Mapping Your Domain Name to Work with Blogger
You can establish a more professional identity for your Blogger® blog by configuring it to point to one of the domain names you registered through us. Instead of entering your Blogger URL to view your latest blog post, visitors enter your domain name's URL. For example, by mapping your coolexample.blogspot.com blog to your www.coolexample.com domain name, visitors focus solely on your domain name.
To point your Blogger blog to your domain name, you set up domain name mapping, which configures your blog settings and domain name. You update your settings in your Blogger account and our DNS Zone File:
- Park the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account on our parked nameservers. For more information, see Parking Your Domain Name.
- Edit the www CNAME record for the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account. This update tells the Web browser to open your Blogger blog when visitors enter your domain name's URL in the browser address bar. You can automatically configure your DNS with this tool.
- Forward your domain name to use www. This step ensures your Blogger blog displays for visitors who go to your domain name with or without the www prefix. For example, it displays for visitors who entered both www.coolexample.com and coolexample.com.
- Configure your Blogger account to use your domain name.
- Log in to your Account Manager.
- Next to Domains, click Launch.
- Click the domain you want to use, and then select the DNS Zone File tab.
- Click Add Record.
- Select CNAME (Alias)for the Record type.
- Click the www record.
- In the Points To field, type ghs.google.com.
- Click Save, and then click Save Changes.
- Log in to your Blogger account.
- From the Settings tab, select Basic.
- From Publishing, click Add custom domain.
- Click Switch to Advanced Settings, and then enter your domain name. For example, enter www.coolexample.com.
- To specify another location in which to look for files, in the Use a missing files host? section, select Yes and enter the path. If not, select No.
- Click Save.
Any DNS changes you make can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Internet.
For information on how to forward your domain name, see Forwarding or Masking Your Domain Name.
NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Blogger® is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. All rights reserved.
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