How to point your Domain to Blogger with Namecheap!

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. 😀

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  • Reply emichan90 September 26, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Thanks for the informative post!!

    Love from Emi

    emi-doll.blogspot.co.uk
     

    • Reply Deann September 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

       Thanks for the comment Emi!

  • Reply Kai Grafia October 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

    SIS!! Now I know how to do it on my own! Thanks sooooo much for this! This really works!!! Mwahmwah. Thanks for setting my domain the first time =)

  • Reply Terampuh October 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I did it, thank you deann..
    keep up the good work!

  • Reply Donald Pagulong November 3, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Very handy tutorials. This will come in handy for me next time I buy a domain.

  • Reply Alwin Aguirre November 3, 2012 at 2:39 am

    this is the easiest way to setup your domain name. others, especially wordpress takes a lot of process, not that i’m complaining. 🙂

  • Reply Ness Mercader November 3, 2012 at 2:41 am

    This is something most bloggers would have to read. Haha! My blog is on wordpress and since I am still novice on domain and all, I just purchase the domain name from wordpress which actually cost me more. I should’ve researched more or ask other bloggers too. Tsk.

  • Reply RonLeyba November 3, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Cool. You are now officially a geek! hehe. kidding. nice to know you know the steps in doing this and helping out others who needs your help regarding domain pointing and redirection.

  • Reply Tess Chancellor November 3, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Will refer on this if i get a namecheap ,maybe soon. thanks for the detailed step by step tutorial.

  • Reply Vonn Angelie David November 3, 2012 at 6:23 am

    thanks a lot for sharing this informative link. i am looking forward to further exploring this as I want to have my own domain for the new blog that I am doing.

  • Reply Franc Ramon November 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

    This should be helpful when I do open another blogger account in the future.

  • Reply mark pogi November 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

    This is really helpful to newbies like me as I have yet to get my own domain. ^_^

  • Reply Lexi Fernando November 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I should’ve seen this post earlier, Deann! I had trouble setting up mine last month. Thanks for the very helpful post. You rock!

  • Reply Jerome Ibuyan November 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Honestly, I’m thinking where should I’ll buy my domain for my blog to namecheap or godaddy.
    Anyway, your instructions are so clear because you use screenshots. It helps a lot. Thanks for that!

  • Reply Pal Raine November 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t have any idea about this since I am not into buying my own domain name. Hahahha.But this is great at least those who love to have their own domain will have a guide what to do.

  • Reply Jason Cruz November 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Good value on your domain. I transferred from Blogger (free account) to my current WP-hosted domain via GoDaddy. It wasn’t that troublesome, just took a while since my previous blog was content heavy.

  • Reply gRaSyAh November 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this.. I’ll be buying another domain from namecheap too..

  • Reply Teresa Martinez November 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    This is tremendous help for non-techy people like me, easy enough to follow so I’ll refer to this the next time the need arises.

  • Reply Mai_Flores November 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Just curious. My blog’s domain will end next March. Since I will have to renew my domain and buy a new one.. will I have to go through the same process again?

  • Reply jrplaza November 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This is indeed a very very useful tips. Newbies are most likely on hunt for tips on how to’s when it comes to starting a blog, hosting a domain and of course the technical side. You may also post which hosting company to host or tips on where to host your site (a starter guide)

  • Reply michelle banayo November 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Thanks for the clear instruction and screenshots. I used to worry I wouldn’t be able to figure how to use a domain name bought from namecheap or godaddy so what i did was buy the domain name from blogger itself.

  • Reply Adeline Yuboco November 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Very helpful tutorial for those that are thinking of getting their own domain for their blogs at Blogger.

  • Reply Maria Gemma Defeo-Hilotin November 7, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Good resource. I bought mine at blogger, so it was easier.

  • Reply Rosemarie Gonzales December 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    pointing a domain to the blogger platform is so easy. just follow the instructions and that’s it.

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  • Reply Lee October 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I forgot to thank you for helping me out when i transferred my domain from namecheap to blogger. this is the article that helpe me successfully do the job. thanks Deaan!

  • Reply Violette October 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host
    are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Reply AZIZ December 12, 2013 at 1:00 am

    After I click ‘save changes’ in Namecheap I get a dot (.) after ‘ghs.google.com.’ and the IP string. Is that normal?

    • Reply Deann December 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Yes Aziz that is normal. 🙂

  • Reply Marquita January 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Greetings! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Alex May 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    When I press save in blogger, it doesn’t give me the second cname to put in at namecheap. How do I find my 2nd cname?

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