Domains Help

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:

  1. Park the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account on our parked nameservers. For more information, see Parking Your Domain Name.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Managing DNS for Your Domain Names under the segment Adding or Editing A Records. Each of the records should have the host @
  4. 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 Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. Click the domain 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. Do not complete any other options.
  6. 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 Manually 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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