You know why you must get your own custom domain for your BlogSpot blog. Firstly, you must register the desired domain name and managed DNS service. If you haven’t register both yet, you can do so here. Our domain names come with free Managed DNS service (only for selected extensions. More info here). After that, you need to update the DNS and your Blogger settings.
Update the DNS Settings
Now it is time to tell all the servers in the World where should Internet users go to when they visit www.yourcustomdomain.com. To do that, you must login to the control panel of managed DNS service. If the domain name is purchased from Surf7.net, then the control panel is located at http://storefront.surf7.net/customer. Please refer to the welcome email with the subject “yourcustomdomain.com Registration Completed” for login information.
Next, you need to create 4 A records for your naked domain to allow Google to redirect people who use in your naked domain name (yourcustomdomain.com) to your blog page (www.yourcustomdomain.com). If you do not do this, visitors who leave off the www will see an error page.
There are four separate A records you will create, and can be done from the same control panel you accessed your CNAME records. Simply point your naked domain (yourcustomdomain.com, without the ‘www’) to each of the following IP addresses:
That’s all you need to do for the DNS setting. Next is to update your Blogger setting.
Update Your Blogger Settings
Now, log into your Blogger account. Go to Setting > Publishing.
Now your new blog address is http://www.yourcustomdomain.com/. To redirect user who go to your blog without the www prefix, tick the option “Redirect yourcustomdomain.com to www.yourcustomdomain.com”.
Now the only thing left to do is to tell everybody about your new address!
- If your new domain isn’t taking you to your blog, wait another day or two to make sure all the DNS servers have been updated. If it still isn’t working, contact your registrar to make sure you entered the DNS settings correctly.
- Your original Blog*Spot address will automatically forward to your new domain. That way, any existing links or bookmarks to your site will still work.
- Your posted images will continue to display on your blog unless they are more than 400px. For images more than 400px, you need to update your post to use the custom domain URL.
UPDATE (22 MARCH 2011): Previously BlogSpot allows its users to use “naked domains” as the blog address. Naked domain is a domain without a subdomain or www in front (example: yourcustomdomain.com).
That means in your custom domain setting, you can no longer use yourdomain.com as the address. You must change it to www.yourcustomdomain.com. After that, you can select the option “Redirect yourcustomdomain.com to www.yourcustomdomain.com“.