Recently I pointed Karen’s domain to Blogger with Namecheap, I had a hard time pointing it up to her Blogger account because I always got this “Error 12”. I tried searching for answers, well I mixed some Host Records, so here we go!
First go to > My Account > Manage Domains > Modify Domain (your domain)
In here I used my new domain which I bought for only $.99 cents! Thanks Namecheap for this!
After that, under Host Management click the All Host Records. (At the left side)
First get your Domain name typed on @ (Host Name) IP Address/Url (http://www.thevirtualmommy.com/) Record Type (URL Redirect) on TTL put 1800
On the second line is www put ghs.google.com. and set it to CNAME(alias) on TTL put 1800
(As shown on the photo ^o^)
If you saved it and tried to add the domain to Blogger right now, you’ll get this error. “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. Please follow the settings instructions.”
Now all you have to do is to copy and paste the IP Addresses that Blogger wants you to add.
Just follow the photo 🙂 You can add them below the SUB-DOMAIN SETTINGS. And when you hit save, it will automatically added above. So don’t be confused. 😛
And now see the second CNAME (alias) ??? This is what you have to do. See the 2nd Photo CLICK the Settings Instruction. on your Blogger Account
After clicking it will redirect you to another page. See photo below
Pick the first radio button, it will show you the SECOND CNAME you’ll be need to add on your host. Mine is “IZL2EU3KXQRN” for the Host Name and “gv-WJGG6VYKGMKMMJSZNIOIIQAZVELIHMZ42HHVJZGLGKOTPCVO5JWA.domainverify.googlehosted.com.” for the IP ADDRESS/URL.
Don’t forget to hit SAVE! 😀 And of course add your domain to your blogger account and hit save!
Don’t copy my 2nd Cname alias, I learned that Google is generating this for your domain. I used Karen’s 2nd Cname and I still got this Error 12, so I decided to click the settings instruction and I saw that we had different Cname Alias. So guys tell me if you get it right! And I’ll help you out. 😀