How to Set Up a Custom Domain from Namecheap to Blogger

How to Set Up a Custom Domain from Namecheap to Blogger

Introduction:Setting up a custom domain for your Blogger blog can give it a more professional and memorable web address. Namecheap is a popular domain registrar that makes it easy to purchase and manage domains. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to set up a custom domain from Namecheap to your Blogger blog.

1: Buy Your Domain from Namecheap

1. Visit the Namecheap website (www.namecheap.com) and create an account if you don’t have one already.

2. Use the domain search feature to find and purchase the domain name you want for your blog. Follow the checkout process to complete the purchase.

  2: Configure DNS Settings

1. Log in to your Namecheap account.

2. Go to the “Dashboard” and find the domain you just purchased.

3. Locate the “Manage” button next to your domain and click it.

4. In the left-hand menu, find and click on “Advanced DNS.”

5. You’ll need to configure the DNS settings to point to Blogger’s servers. To do this, you’ll create four custom DNS records:

   – CNAME Record 1

     – Type: CNAME Record

     – Host: www

     – Value: ghs.google.com

   – CNAME Record 2:

     – Type: CNAME Record

     – Host: (leave blank)

     – Value: gv-xxxxxxxxxx.dv.googlehosted.com (Replace xxxxxxxxxx with your unique Blogger ID)

   – A Record 1:

     – Type: A Record

     – Host: @

     – Value: 216.239.32.21

   – A Record 2:

     – Type: A Record

     – Host: @

     – Value: 216.239.34.21

   – A Record 3:

     – Type: A Record

     – Host: @

     – Value: 216.239.36.21

   – A Record 4:

     – Type: A Record

     – Host: @

     – Value: 216.239.38.21

6. Save your DNS settings.

3: Configure Blogger Settings

1. Go to your Blogger dashboard (www.blogger.com) and select the blog you want to set up with your custom domain.

2. In the left-hand menu, click on “Settings.”

3. Under the “Basic” section, find the “Publishing” area.

4. Click on the “Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog” link.

5. Enter your custom domain (e.g., www.yourdomain.com) and click “Save.”

6. You will receive an error with two CNAME records. These are the same as the ones you created in Namecheap. Copy them.

4: Update CNAME Records in Namecheap

1. Return to your Namecheap account.

2. In the “Advanced DNS” section, find the “CNAME Records” area.

3. Add the two CNAME records you copied from Blogger. Make sure to save your changes.

5: Finalize Domain Setup

1. Go back to your Blogger dashboard and click “Save” again under the custom domain setup. It may take a few minutes to verify your changes.

2. Once Blogger verifies your domain, your custom domain will be set up, and your blog will be accessible at your custom domain.

Conclusion:

Setting up a custom domain from Namecheap to Blogger is a straightforward process that can enhance the professionalism of your blog’s web address. By following these steps, you’ll have your Blogger blog up and running with a custom domain in no time. Happy blogging!

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