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Here in this article, I will give you a step by step procedure on how you can use your custom domain name on Blogger.

First of all, you need to buy a domain name, if you don’t have one.

You can register your domain name from the link below:

After purchasing a domain name, Login into your control panel, and click on the domain name which you want to set up.

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Now scroll down to DNS Management section, and click on Manage DNS
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A pop-up window will open, You will by default be under A Records, click on Add A Records
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After clicking on Add A Record you will see a window something like this:
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Leave the Host Name field blank and enter 216.239.32.21 in the Destination IPv4 Address.
Leave the TTL as it is. Do not make any changes to the TTL and click on Add Record.

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Follow the same procedure as above and add 3 more A Records with the following Destination IPv4 Address.
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21
 
After adding all four A Records, your A Records should look like the image below:
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Now click on CNAME Records on the same page and then click on Add CNAME record.
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In the host name type in www and in the value select the second radio button and then enter the value ghs.google.com. Once the values are entered then click on Add Record
 
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Now login into you Blogger Account and Click on the Blog Name that you will like to setup with your new domain name.

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Now click on Settings, which is on the left-hand side, and under settings click on Basic.

Under Publishing Click on “Set up a third-party URL for your blog“.

Enter your domain name in the box and click on Save.

After you click on save Blogger will throw an error like the one you see in the following screenshot.

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You will need to add the another CNAME record provided by Blogger in the Manage DNS panel.

To add the CNAME, again go to CNAME Records, Add CNAME Record.

Copy the host name and value provided by blogger (as shown in the above image) and paste the hostname in the “Host Name” field and destination value in the “Value” field. Click Add Record.

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After you have added the CNAME records, your CNAME record should look like this:

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Now that you have successfully added two CNAMEs, it will take approximately 1 to 2 hours (or less than 5mins, ) for these records to get propagated and after which you can click on save.

Now you have setup www.yoursite.com, but what if someone tries to search for yoursite.com?

Then the browser will not be able to reach you.

For this, you have to create a redirect from yoursite.com to www.yoursite.com

Go to settings > Basic 

Just check the box which redirects yoursite.com to www.yoursite.com and then click on Save. 

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That’s all .. You are all setup…

Any doubt? Leave your comment in the comment box. We will definitely try to help you.

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