How to Connect Your Custom Domain to Blogger - URLStart

How to Connect Your Custom Domain to Blogger – URLStart

Blogger is a free publishing tool from Google, primarily used for blogging. Generally, blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com (for example, www.urlstart.blogspot.com). However, you can also use a purchased domain from URLStart (like www.starturl.in).

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This tutorial will teach you how to connect your URLStart domain to Blogger. The domain name starturl.in will be used as an example.

How to Connect Your Custom Domain to Blogger - URLStart
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Before We Start, Consider What You Have Done.

  • Login to your blogger.com dashboard.
  • Create your own blog and create a temporary URL.
  • Save it.

This temporary URL will replace your registered custom domain name with URLStart. Follow the given steps to integrate your custom domain with blogger.com.

Step 1: Finding CNAME Records

To find the required CNAME records, you will be required to navigate to your blog’s Settings-> Publishing -> Custom Domain section.

  • Click on “Custom Domain
  • Enter your custom domain name.
  • Click on the “Save” button.

The domain name must be entered in this format: www.starturl.in.

After clicking on Save, a screen with the required CNAME records will appear, as shown below.

Blogger.com provides you with 2 CNAME records. Every CNAME is different across different Blogger.com accounts. πŸ˜…

As shown in the image, we have 2 CNAMEs now to integrate or connect with our URLStart custom domain name.

Step 2: Adding Default Nameserver

Now we have to add the default nameserver to your domain from the URLStart client area; it is not complicated. Just follow the given steps.

  • Navigate to the domain settings from your “My Domains” section.
  • Click on “Nameservers.”

Add these two nameservers there: ns1.urlstart.com & ns2.urlstart.com and save, as shown in the below image.

All set now. The final step is adding CNAME records in “DNS Management” and Blogger.com to work as your website URL. Follow step 3 as shown below.

Step 3: Adding DNS Records with DNS Management

  1. Navigate to your My Domains section.
  2. Select your Domain Name.
  3. Click on the DNS Management option.

After navigating to DNS management, you may see a warning, as shown in the screenshot below.

Click on the “Yes, Create” button.

After clicking, a new screen with the required DNS information will appear. We have to add our DNS in that row that we got in STEP 1.

3.1 Copy your CNAME records from Blogger.com and paste them into the columns (as shown in the below image).

Add these records to the “Add a new DNS record” section at the end of the page. πŸ₯³

3.2 Now, add these 4 A-records that point to Google IPs. If any A-records for “yourdomain.com” already exist, then just remove the existing A-records and add the A-records given below:

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

After adding all the records, click on the “Save Chances” button.

To confirm that, after adding both CNAMEs, they must be visible in the row as in the given screenshot.

This will look something like this after adding the DNS records. 🀠

Step 4: Sit Back & Relax

Don’t forget to go to your Blogger dashboard and click on the “Save” button to add your custom domain name to Blogger. If it shows an error, wait 5 to 10 minutes and click on save again. It will be saved, and your temporary URL will be replaced with the custom domain you purchased from URLStart.

I also hope you enabled some necessary settings on your Blogger.com blog, like WWW Redirect and HTTPS Settings (as shown below).

If you still cannot save your domain after completing all the steps, try to contact us on our contact page on our website: www.urlstart.com. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Usually, DNS takes up to 15-30 minutes, but in rare cases, it takes up to 24 hours to propagate. πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ

Conclusion

This short guide taught us how to connect the URLStart domain to Blogger. Also, the key is to be patient, as DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours. If the blog is still not visible on your domain after this period, try doing all the steps againπŸ₯².

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