How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger with NameSilo

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger

Hey guys, here’s another how-to for you. The title also applies with other domain hosting providers, e.g Godaddy, Namecheap, etc.. It’s just that they only have different interface/look of the website. I’ll tell you they have the same goals as we also have with NameSilo.

I recently stumbled NameSilo, when I came across with a Facebook Status that showed in my newsfeed and asking where to renew her domains at a cheap price. So everyone commented on it, I always love to read comments, but I’m so lazy to add mine, and then someone pointed out to NameSilo. I checked and didn’t hesitate to try it, and that is where I bought this domain for just $8.99 and they also offer Free Privacy. 🙂 Try them!

I’m going to use a domain here for a client of mine, she recently messaged me about her, going back to blogging. Asked her where did she want to blog, which platform.. and she decided with Blogger.com and she wants to have her custom domain name.

Let’s start, shall we.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger -namesilo registration

First of all get your domain at NameSilo if you wish to buy a domain with them. Or if you have one already, skip this one. When buying a domain at NameSilo, make sure to pick which service link you are going to use, for this, they include Blogger, Tumblr and other services.. if you are going to use it for self-hosted WordPress make sure to pick Other, and enter their nameservers… kayy just follow the photo above. On this tutorial, I will be using eulalalovebeauty.com, which is my client’s domain name. Anyways on the photo above, you see I’m going to buy the domain. Make sure to complete the transaction and off we go to the next step. 🙂

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - Enter domain with www on blogger account

Now go to your Blogger.com account, Settings > Publishing tab. Enter the custom domain you bought, don’t forget you must put WWW. Also kindly click View Settings Instructions, it will go to another page, which will we need later on.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - fail error 5

Notice that you will get an error when you try to save it. Don’t fret, it’s nothing to worry about. You will need those 2 CNAME’s.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - view settings instructions

On the new page that we have now, (this is when you click the View Settings Instructions). Scroll down and pick the first radio button, On a top-level domain (www.example.com). And a bunch of how-to will show off.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - go to dashboard of your domain hosting provider

Now let’s head over on your domain hosting provider’s website. Go to your Domain Manager and head over to Manage the DNS of that domain. If you are using NameSilo, just click the blue icon.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - adding cname

Upon clicking the domain settings, you will see some addresses already, it is because when you were buying the domain it asked for the service type, NameSilo already add the values of it. So all we need now is to add the remaining CNAME and A values that we need. Also if you are using Godaddy or Namecheap, don’t forget to add the first CNAME that Blogger.com gave you, which on the 3rd photo above.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - adding second cname

Ok so how do we add it, click the CNAME link above and it will automatically show a space where you can put the values. Now go back to your blogger account and copy the second CNAME we have, paste it and hit submit.

p.s/ don’t try to copy the example CNAME that we are adding on this tutorial, each individual have their own generated CNAME from Blogger.com.

Now that you add it, all we need is to add the remaining A-type records. You can find them at the page when you click View Settings Instructions. There are 4 figures. See them? Now let’s add them again.

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - adding a records

Just add the 4 IP Addresses on the IPV4 Address. (for a quick reference, I put the ip addresses below)

  1. 216.239.32.21
  2. 216.239.34.21
  3. 216.239.36.21
  4. 216.239.38.21

Question: Why do we need to add this A-Type records(IP Addresses)?
Answer: Most of all Blogger users, didn’t know this. Have you tried adding WWW on your domain? Did it say an error? Well it’s because you did not set it up well. So adding this four A-Type records will fix it. So I highly recommend it! 🙂

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - complete cname and a records

And tadaahhh! You made it! This is how it looks like. I’m not sure if the first 3 values are important but since NameSilo added it, I tried not to touch it. And go on, go to your Blogger account and Save it!

How to Setup Custom Domain on Blogger - redirect to www

After saving, click Edit again and check the box “Redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com”.

What happens, if you forgot to check it? Simple, when you type yourdomain.com without “WWW” it goes to an error page. Tried and tested dearies! 🙂

Please leave a comment if you have questions. I’m glad to help! 🙂

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8 Comments

  • Reply Kristen August 22, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Helps me a lot 😀 Thank you so much!!

    • Reply deann September 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Glad this post, helped! 🙂

  • Reply Lyubo February 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Thanks Deann! I appreciate your help!

    • Reply deann March 3, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Glad to help! 🙂

  • Reply Mark May 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I just got my domain from namecheap but they seem to have the same steps. This is really helpful. I wish I’ve seen it earlier. btw, you have a really nice blog design

    • Reply deann May 30, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Hey Mark! Yes, like I’ve said here it is also applicable in other domain registrars, they just have different UI. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!

  • Reply Suzanne July 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Thanks heaps for the easy instructions

  • Reply mspy apk September 1, 2017 at 10:31 am

    thanks 100000% helpful your post i did it.

    thanks

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