Custom Domain Setup on Blogger with Godaddy.com

Custom domain setup in Blogger.com is used to create your own blog URL.      (for example: from myblog.blogspot.com to myblog.com).

When you purchase a domain from Godaddy.com, they assign an IP address (A record and CNAME record) for the domain. Hence, you need to change those records to point to your Blogger.com blog. This post can help you to change the A and CNAME records of your Godaddy account.

Follow the steps given below:

    1. Login to your Godaddy account and click on the My Account tab.

    1. Under Domains, you will see the list of your domain names. Click on Advance Details of your desired domain. You’ll be directed to the Domain Manager page.

    1. At the bottom of the Domain Manager Page, you will see a section under the heading DNS Manager, where you can edit the DNS configuration of your domain by clicking the Launch link

    1. Under the A(Host) Tab of the DNS manager, enter the 4 IP addresses as below, one-by-one, using the Quick add button, to change the A records.

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

    1. Click on the Quick Add button in the box labeled CNAME(alias). If you’ve already created a CNAME record for your blog’s address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.
    2. After you are done adding records, click on Save Changes to save your edited data.
    3. For the Name, enter only the sub-domain of the address you want to use for your blog. For example, if you picked www.myblog.com as your address, enter www here.
    4. Enter ghs.google.com as the Host Name. Specify a TTL or use the default setting of 1 hour.

This is how you can change the existing domain IP address that now points to your Blogger IP address. Wait for few hours for the changes to take effect in your IP records. After that you can say bye bye to your old Blogger.com blog URL by changing it with your custom domain name. 😀

91 responses to “Custom Domain Setup on Blogger with Godaddy.com”

  1. Hi,
    is it possible to do it on a folder under my domain?
    my domain already contains regular website. I want the mydomain.com/blog will contain the blogger blog.is it possible?

  2. ok so i did everything up to nr 5.
    this is my very first time so i really don’t get it.
    ‘Click on the Quick Add button in the box labeled CNAME(alias). If you’ve already created a CNAME record for your blog’s address, click the pencil icon next to the existing CNAME record.’
    click the add button and then what? how do i know if i have a cname? it’s just too confusing 🙁

  3. I was wondering if you could help me? I just wanted to redirect my blogspot to my URL. I did all of the above, but blogger is still stating that MY URL from Go Daddy belongs to someone else or Google. Go Daddy and Google Apps say that I have everything set right, but I can’t find a “warm body” to help me with the Blogger end (because it is it’s own entity?)

  4. Can someone tell me how I find the ip address for my blog on blogger so I can add my domain name?

    • Hi Debra,
      If you purchased a domain name from Godaddy then, you need to add above mentioned 4 IP addresses in Godaddy DNS manager section.

  5. I have done all the possible steps, but still blogger just give me the fail message: “We are not able to resolve http://www.example.com” when trying to publish they also provide me with a very long CName that’s not accepted by GoDaddy …any ideas ?

    • Hi Christene,
      You need to add both the CNAME records along with their value (www and other string) which you found in your blogger.com account.
      Make sure to add complete string from starting word to end point (.)

  6. Well written and thanks for your guide… When i try to host name ghs.google.com it says Only one CNAME can exist for the hostname www any idea??

  7. Hi,
    Please help!
    I set up my website with go daddy ( which took forever) and now I redirected my blogger blog to my site. Now my address just shows my blog not my site! I wanted the blog to be one of my pages on my site. Please help! Thank-you so much!!!!
    Melanie

      • Go daddy actually fixed the original issue. But now I’ve tried to create a subdomain for the blog to go to and it now redirects to website which is now not showing! I just want to know is there a way to have my blog as a page in my website.
        Thanks
        Melanie

  8. Hi,

    Its works perfect… but when you try to enter without www the blog is not appearing its redirect to godaddy something mean like
    http://www.rootlk.com is working
    but when u try to enter rootlk.com not working can you please give guide ?

  9. I have changed DNS records before and it worked but this time ALL I am getting 404 error messages and I dont know why? I checked the ip addresses and even pinged them but nothing seems to work. Someone please help.

    • If the A records are correctly added, then cross check the value which you have added for www, I think there might be a problem.

  10. thanks for your reply. it worked. but suffering from another. when i visited my blog with custom domain, i am redirected to a page that is similar to the page shown just after registering domain name. like, welcome to hypup.com. search for similar domains. go to godaddy.com…etc after trying some times, i could see my blog in the custom domain. but when i used a different browser, the problem were there again. after trying sometimes, i mean reloading, the problem was over. but few of my friends also finds the same problem when they go to my website. http://www.hypup.com

    • The DNS updates takes sometime to resolve all over the world. So that could be the problem. Hopefully after sometime everything will work fine.

  11. very thanks for you info. i would like to get another help. i uploaded a custom favicon to my blog. not by coding. i uploaded it to the layout. its working well for internet explorer and firefox. but not with chrome. how can i solve this issue? i would like to let u know that i know very little HTMl and no other coding langs i know.

    • You just need to delete the cache in your Chrome, but I’m afraid this query is not relevant to the article. We encourage only on-topic discussions. Thank you!

  12. hello my domain: atssoftwave.info

    host /point to

    atssoftwave/ghs.google.com

    gi4z6pjissmg/gv-cpxwxsp2gjp5ya.dv.googlehosted.com

    google say i fill all in my Cname, it is true or false?

  13. Hi .. I had bought a domain through Google Apps via Go Daddy.

    I configured my blog to point to this domain and everything worked perfectly.

    I then cancelled my Google Apps subscription since they were going to charge me more for other services like Email, Users, Sites – which I didn’t need.

    After I cancelled, I am now not able to make my blog point to domain. (using the same steps)

    I am not sure why should my domain stop working if I cancellled my Google Apps service.

    I am still able to log in to my GoDaddy DNS Manager and change all settings as I wish.

    Please help !!

  14. Hi friend,

    In the A(Host) Tab of the DNS manager, there is already a value. Do we need to remove it and then enter the 4 IP addresses. or can we add the 4 IPs as additional values?

  15. Thanx for the post. I had done all these things, and is working fine too. But while entering adress without ‘www’ it shows error. is there any way to clarify that…?

  16. Hello I want to migrate my blogger blog which is custom domain whilke moving my blog to wordpress do i need to take hosting on worspress.org ? please revert back to me ! thank you

    • You need to purchase hosting from any other company or dh.rtcamp.com to install the WordPress.
      WordPress.org do not offer hosting service.

  17. I want to create a blog/website and I’m a starter so any can u pls help me. pls send me an email advance Thanks

  18. When i changed blogger default url to custom domain then after nearby 9 days ago my traffic goes very down. Please tell me how can i solve this issue.

  19. Yes, It is pointed to blogger.com DNS records, All the settings are correct. I’m very confuse about this problem.

  20. Hii
    i am unable to redirect my blog on my website its showing error or blog is directing on website but not able direct my blog
    pls check i really need ..i vill really appreciate .i tried many times to get rectified my issues but am unable to get sucess…an even am unable to check my blog

    my blog is – beautyfashionandkiran.blogspot.in- want to redirect on (www.beautyandfashioncreepers.in)

    • @Kiran,

      Make sure you have added all the CNAME records and A record in your godaddy account. Once it is done, wait 24 hours to propagate that domain world wide, then only change URL in your blogger blog. This will work fine.

  21. Hi and thanks very much for this turorial. I am very confused, though.

    I followed every step including adding the 4 IP addresses, adding www/ghs.google.com but that’s when I want to add the Blogger C-NAME that things block.
    In the column right below www I put “eaqdyckksalc” and in the next column, right under “ghs.google.com” I put “gv-ff44r32d3glcvv.dv.googlehosted.com”.
    Then I got the following error message: “Zone File Record
    Host
    Status
    CNAME eaqdyckksalc Only one CNAME can exist for the hostname eaqdyckksalc”

    I have no idea what this means. I have been struggling with that for days and I’m stuck. Please help me 🙁

  22. Thanks for sharing this useful information ..i was searching this problem before 15 days……but today i saw your post and i feel that it a nice procedure…so thanks.

    • Do you want to change the blogger URL from blogspot url to custom domain? If yes, then you need to point IP addresses (provided by Google) to your custom domain under your domain registrar.

  23. hi!
    your instructions are very useful! just to confirm, i don’t need to enter my existing blogspot site on go daddy for my domain name to be redirected there?

  24. I purchased a custom domain for my wife’s blogspot account. I see the things I need to do to point the domain via godaddy to the blogspot account and will do that some time this weekend. What I need to know, I pay for a reseller webhosting account and can host my wife’s email but can this be done? Can I point the www custom URL to blogspot but have her custom domain email hosted elsewhere? (i.e. email@customdomain.com hosted for her by me and http://www.customdomain.com pointed to her wifesblog.blogspot.com account?) Thank you in advance.

    • Jason,

      Yes, you can use the custom domain with blogger blog. Just change the A and CNAME records in Godaddy account. For email account also you can use other hosting provider, add MX records provided by mail hosting.

  25. I have changed blogger default url to custom domain name then after some days my traffic going %60 down. My new domain entire posts url are index. All the settings are correct and there is no issue with delay in DNS propagation. Please suggest me that how can solve the problem.
    Very Thanks.

  26. There are no errors showing in webmaster tool. At this time in webmaster tool I have old blogger url and custom new domain and in blogger old url showing in change of address section that Restricted to root level domains only.
    Very Thanks.

  27. Hi,
    I have just purchased a domain from godaddy for my blog akfilms14.blogspot.com
    I am very new and do not have any previous experience of web hosting etc.

    I found your article very helpful but there is a difference in the view i can see in my godaddy account.
    So unable to get benefit from the information here.

    Please guide me if possible. Thank you

  28. Hi, i read this post about setting domain name in blogger. If any body suggest me that ,do i need must be buy domain name or if i use blgospot.com any problem?

  29. i have changed my blogger domain to custom, and my traffic is also down upto 90 % ..Before 2 days it was normal..Does the search engine takes some times to get back my site into its own position or there is something wrong wid me?