HOW TO SET UP CUSTOM DOMAIN ON BLOGGER WITH 1&1 DOMAIN NAME


Are you tired of the yourname.BLOGSPOT.com and wanted to move to being professional without the BlogSpot in your blog’s domain name? Here are few to five simple, easy and illustrative steps to help you in setting your 1and1 registered domain name to your blogger hosted blog.

There a lot of reasons why you should point your BlogSpot domain to a custom domain and I am sure those reasons are why you are here. As Google blogger is not just a free host to help save you from monthly or yearly wages paid to hosting companies but also one of the most secured platforms to host your blog – providing you with tens of free templates; opportunity for earning through its AdSense. But you might have been finding it uneasy to set up your custom domain on your blogger hosted blog, especially when Google itself does not provide a detailed info on how to point BlogSpot to a custom domain for each domain registrar.

1and1 domain registrar has one of the cheapest domains for as low as $0.99, with a good customer support and easy to use dashboard. So, if you haven’t purchase your cheap domain yet, here is a link to test out the amazing bundle I am enjoying.

For those of you that have already purchased your domain from 1and1, but having difficulty pointing it to your blogger hosted blog, here is a tutorial for setting up your domain on blogger using 1&1.

In reality, it’s easier than you think, but only when you follow the right steps of which I would be giving you a personal experience on how I pointed my blogger blog to my custom domain registered with 1and1 domain registrar. After much research and trials, I have found these few steps I am going to be mentioning to be simply the easiest way of pointing your blogger hosted blog to a custom domain using 1and1 correctly.

These few easy and simply steps, I did used for the same blogger hosted blog you are currently reading this on. So trust me following them is just the correct/right solution to setting up your custom domain, but for in case you don’t want to mess around with this yourself, you can hire me to do it for you!
step 1: RETRIEVE YOUR Cname DETAILS ON BLOGGER
Login to your Blogger dashboard, go to Settings > Basic > Publishing> Blog Address. Click on setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.

Type in your new domain name www.yourdomain.com registered with 1and1, then click save.
A notification of an error would be displayed. Don’t panic as this gives you the details you need to properly set up your new domain so keep this page open for the next step. The first CNAME is the same for everyone. The second is a specific CNAME for your blog.

Open the Settings Instructions in a new tab to refer back to later. Here you can see the settings for a top-level or sub domain. For this tutorial, I’ll be using top-level domain – www.yourdormain.com.
step 2: Edit your dns settings ON 1&1
Login to your 1and1.com dashboard. On the control panel, by the right top side, locates “Domains” and click Domain Centre.

Then select the domain you want use for pointing your blog that’s if you have more than a domain registered under same account with 1and1. Click checkbox beside your domain and select Domain Settings > Edit DNS Settings.

Under Basic DNS Settings choose 1&1 name servers, under Advanced DNS Settings which display A/AAA and Cname Records, choose Other IP address and fill in 216.239.32.21 in the IPv4 Address field enter and scroll down to save, leaving the IPv6 field empty.
step 3: create subdomains on 1and1
To create a “www subdomain, go back to your 1and1 Domain Overview Dashboard, click Add Domain > Create Subdomain. Enter the first Name/Host/Label field from Blogger, which is www.
Create another Subdomain. Enter the second Name/Host/Label field from Blogger under the www label, which is unique to you and will look like 00ab0cdefgh and save.

Now that you have created the www and the blog personal (00ab0cdefgh) subdomains, you would need to set DNS for these subdomains.
step 4: setting dns for the subdomains
Click on manage subdomains, select the www subdomain and edit DNS Settings. Go to A/AAA and CNAME records and select CNAME from the IP address (ARecord) option.

In the alias box, enter the first Destination/Target/Points To from Blogger in front of the www label, which is ghs.google.com, click on the check box and save.

For the second subdomain, follow same process you took for the first, but this time replacing ghs.google.com in the alias box with the second Destination/Target/Points To from Blogger, which is unique to you, under the ghs.google.com and looks like gv-a0aaaa0aaaaaa.dv.googlehosted.com. After copy pasting the destination to the alias box, click on the check box and save.

On your domain settings for your custom domain you should now see the URL you bought and two subdomains. All you need to do now is, wait for the settings to update. This could take a couple of hours.

step 5: re-enter your domain name ON BLOGGER

This is the final step, Go back onto Blogger > Settings > Basic> Publishing > Blog Address and enter your domain name and hit save. This time there shouldn’t be an error.

Now click edit link from the side of your domain, click the check box that says “redirect” and save. This help in redirecting all visits from yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com.


Hurray! You’ve just successfully pointed your custom domain to you blogger using 1and1 domain. Easy right? Yes, you’ve just moved your blog to being professional. Congratulations.
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