How to Add GoDaddy Custom Domain Name on Blogger

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If you are done using blogspot subdomain, then now, it is time to integrate custom domain name to your blog on blogger platform.

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There are many trusted domain name registering sites available nowadays, and GoDaddy is one of them.

You can get your first domain name at a very cheap price from GoDaddy by using promo codes. After purchasing your domain name, it is time to connect the domain with your site.

Read: How to configure free custom domain name on Blogger


How to Integrate Custom Domain Name on Blogger

1. After getting the domain name, log in to your blogger account and go to the dashboard.

2. In your dashboard, click on Settings, and then open the basic page.


add domain name blogger

3. In the basic page, click on +Setup a third-party URL for your blog, under publishing header.


insert domain blogger

4. Enter your new domain name including, "www", for example, "www.example.com", is an exact format.

5. After adding the domain, choose 'no', if you want your site to hosted by the Google itself, or select 'yes', if you have a hosting plan and then press the save button.


Integrate domain name blog


Note: In my case, I am going to let Google host my site as because it is free for lifetime period and the server uptime is 100%

6. In the third party domain settings header, you will see an error. Don't worry, it is obvious. Now, we need to fix the error, so minimize this page.


configure custom domain name

7. Open your GoDaddy account, and go to my products.


insert domain blogspot

8. Choose the domain you want to configure and click on DNS to make entries.


setup domain on blogger

You can watch this video to know more about DNS management.



9. Open the minimized third-party domain settings page, and now you will need to make to two CNAME entries on the DNS. Select CNAME in the type section, add 'www' in the host section, again insert 'ghs.google.com' in the points to section and let TTL remain in 1 hour and then click on save.


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10. Now, open the blogger minimized page, and copy the second CNAME entry and paste it on the DNS manager, again.


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11. Wait, it's not done, yet. Now, you will need to make 3 additional entries of these numbers by selecting A as CNAME.
216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21 
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21
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12. After filling all the necessary fields, go back to the blogger settings page, and press save.


setting up domain blogger

Congrats! It is done.

Now, you'll need to wait for a while to let the domain connect with your site. Till then, open your blog, keep refreshing and soon you see, that the new domain is linked with your site.


How to enable HTTPS on blogger custom domain

After connecting the domain to your site, you have the option to enable the HTTPS encrypted protocol on your blog and show SSL Certificate free.

So, why not to use the feature for free?


If you unaware of SSL, then take a look at this video to know more about SSL Certificate.



1. In your dashboard, click on settings and open the basic page.


enable ssl blogger

2. Under the HTTPS header, click 'Yes' on the HTTPS availability option.


https enable custom domain

3. Wait for few moments to allow visitors to view your blog over an encrypted connection.


ssl certificate blogger

4. Now, click on 'yes' under the HTTPS Redirect header, to let your visitors redirect to the secured connection while serving over HTTP.


enable https secure protocol

Congrats! You've successfully enabled secured connection on your site over the custom domain.

Conclusion
After configuring the custom domain name with blogger, you will need to resubmit your site on popular webmaster tools to let search engines crawl and index the new URL's associated with your blog.

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