How to Setup Godaddy Domain with Blogger


Using a custom / top level Domain with blogger blog is of course a good idea. It helps to make branding, looks professional and also helps to getting backlink easily rather than a blogger sub-domain and you know SEO factor is very important these days.

Please note that I’m not writing here about how to register/buy a domain from Godaddy, this tutorial is about to adding a domain (that you have already registered/bought from Godaddy) to your blogger/BlogSpot blog as a custom domain.

Here’s how to set up a custom domain for your BlogSpot Blog that was registered from Godaddy.

I’m dividing this tutorial into two parts;

Step-1: Adding the custom domain to your blog on blogger
Step-2: Creating CNAME Record on godaddy.com

Step-1. Adding the custom domain to your blogger blog

1. Go to your BlogSpot blog’s basic settings page, Dashboard > Settings > Basic
1. Click on Add a custom domain > Switch to advanced settings
3. Enter your domain (e.g.  www.example.com) in the box under Advanced settings
4. Click on Save
Don’t worry about the massage “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 5”  - We gonna fix out it.

5. Look just below to the error massage; you will see some necessary code provided by Google. Copy and Save the marked code snippets as shown in the screenshot below. It will be required on the next.



Note: This code provided by Google is to verify your Domain Authority. You have to create two CNAME record on your domain’s DNS settings with these code. One cName code is for hosting and the long one is for verifying authority.


Now follow the second part of this tutorial below.

Step-2: Create CNAME Record on godaddy.com

1. Log in to your Godaddy account.
2. Open All product tab and from Domain sub-tab select Domain Management. It will reach you to the Domain Manager page.



3. Click on your desire domain name. A new page of domain managing will come.
4. In that page, scroll down and click on Launch link under DNS Manager section


 
5. Add a CNAME Record by clicking Quick Add button under CNAME (Alias) section, with the detail below…

  • Host: www 
  • Points to: ghs.google.com 

[Note: If there is already a CNAME Record with www as Host, first delete it then add yours.]

6. Create another CNAME Record with the details you saved in (step-1:5)
7. After that, click on Save Zone file > Ok




Note: You may notice that there is few CNAME Records created already, these are generated by Godaddy as default. You can delete theme all if you don’t need as because we’re pointing this domain at Google Hosting server (ghs.google.com)

Here we have done all on Goaddy side.


 Now go back to the blogger settings page[]

1. Click on Save
2. After successfully saved click on Edit again.
3. Check on Redirect example.com to www.example.com
4. Save



One last note: After completing all the steps successfully, if you see “404 error” while previewing your new added domain. Don’t worry; these changes may take 1-48 hours to take effect.

If you find this helpful don’t forget to share with others. And if you face any difficulties or you thing I have missed anything don’t hesitate to let me know in comment.

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38 comments:

  1. Thanks, this really helped a lot! Keep rocking! :)

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    1. my site don't work without www, please help me. http://www.taichinhdoanhnghiep.info

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  2. Thank u so much it really helped me a lot as i was doing it first time.

    Thanks Again

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  3. I really feel a great releif , when i able to add customize domain through this article. Thank you so much for this valuable post.

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  4. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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  5. This was such a great help to me! Both Godaddy and Blogger didn't offer any support like this! Thanks!

    I do have one question - my site is redirecting fine and comes up with "www." However, it does not come up without the "www." Do you have any idea why this is, and how I can fix it?

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    1. Looks like You haven't edited your CNAME record:

      To Edit Your CNAME Record:

      1. Log in to your Account Manager.
      2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
      3. From the DNS menu, select DNS Manager. The DNS Dashboard displays.
      4. For the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account, click Edit Zone. The Zone File Editor displays.
      5. In the CNAME (Alias) section, click the www record.
      6. In the Points To field, type ghs.google.com.
      7. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK.

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  6. GREAT TUTORIAL!!! I TRUELY APPRECIATE!! THUMBS UP!!!

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  7. thank you so much sir you really a genous

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  8. Wow! Thank you! Exactly what I needed!

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  9. its very useful. Thank you so much ..!!

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  10. I have some confusion and my question is who's provide hosting for our blogspot blog ?
    Please clear my confusion...

    my email id sohel.shaikhm@gmail.com

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  11. I'm still getting the Error 5 and I'm going to go crazy! I've been working on this for DAYS! What could I possibly be missing?

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  12. Awesome as mate thanks for the help you have taken my stress away :)

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  13. Step 4 of Part 2 doesn't look like that for me. I cant find a Launch button anywhere

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  14. This was excellent! Well written and easy to follow directions! Thank you so much!

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  15. You absolutely ROCK, I've tried for two days to get this figured out. I even called Godaddy and they said everything was ok on their end, go ask blogger - whom you can't get ahold of by the way. Thanks so much for your help.

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  16. Thanks for the information sir. I just used your steps to add my domain. Thank you very much.

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  17. Excellent information about custom domain to blogger from godaddy... It's really will helpful for who are in new about blogger... keep writing post for other's who are new in internet or blogging...

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  18. Thank you so much for this your guide is much easier to follow then the ones on google or godaddy.

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  19. thank you so much!I could do the changes and set up with my custom domain in few minutes....Excellent work!

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  20. my domain was lying unattended from almost a month. this page made my day. hats off!

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  21. This is a GREAT POST, ive struggled for 2 weeks to get it done, this post helped me do it in 10 minutes! HIGHLY RECOMMENDER!

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  22. Its my pleasure that through reading out this post I've come to know that how to setup a GODADDY domain with blogger and truly I did not have enough idea about in such things but the allocation you did here makes me knowable. Keep up the good work :)

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  23. You saved my day! Thank you so much.

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  24. thanks u very much for this information. I am successfuly attached my domain

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  25. Hi, I found this as very useful. Now I have registered the domain in blogger, and I am waiting for it to process. Let me ask you, shall we have a hosting plan too to process the domain? I mean, can we have just a domain without having a hosting plan?

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