How to Setup Blogger Custom Domain With Name.com

by Sushant Risodkar · 37 comments

From 3-4 days many people are asking that they have a domain from name.com but they are having trouble setting it up for their blogger custom domain.

Here are few e-mails from the people:

Sent to Link Number: 2b04c
Sender Name: rky
Sender Email Address: XYZ@gmail.com

hi i buy doamin name via name.com
how i setup that domain name for my blogger blog please give me step by step solution for that problem …

Sent to Link Number: 2b04c
Sender Name: abhijote
Sender Email Address: XYZ@gmail.com

i have buy a new domain through name.com please give me a detail procedure to set up it on blogger account..
i really need your help

As I told that I bought this domain from name.com just for $6 with many features.I also got many problems setting that domain and some people might have seen strange things happening at that time but no worries now it’s all perfect.


People are facing problems with name.com because there is no tutorial available for this domain registrar on net. So to help those people’s I m writing this simple tutorial to set-up your blogger custom domain using name.com


*Please Follow the Instructions Carefully*

1.I assume you already have a name.com account and bought one domain name. Login to name.com and you will be directed to your account.

2.Now select the domain from the list to modify.Use the pic. below for reference:

3.Now you will be redirected to the domain management page.Check that the Domain Lock is unlocked.Also check that you are using the default name servers that are ns1.name.com and ns2.name.com without that the URL forwarding wont work.

4.Then from the control panel in the sidebar,click DNS Management.There add a CNAME Record type with record host : www ,Record answer : ghs.google.com ,TTL : 1800 and click submit.


5.Then go back to the domain management again.There from the sidebar click URL Forwarding option.In that Page Fill the Following things:

Point to : http://yourblogname.blogspot.com
Using : redirect URL forwarding (301)
Page Title : (Anything you want,Can be filled afterwords)
Meta Tags : (Can be filled afterwords)

Click Update!

6.Since name.com domains comes with google apps you will have to do more thing.Activate Google Apps for that site.Then move to your Google Apps account of that domain and disable Start Page Feature from it.

7.Wait for few mins.Then go to your blogger account>Settings>Publishing>Advanced Settings>And fill the things similar as i did just change the domain name.


7.Save it!

And check your new domain name.If you get any problem,feel free to ask me or you can also send me your account info via contact link in tabs and i will setup your domain free of charge 🙂
Or if not you can take help of name.com support.

You might be thinking What’s the difference between a 301 Redirect and a 302 Redirect?

301 Redirect
Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “301 Moved Permanently” HTTP response. The HTTP 301 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has permanently moved.

302 Redirect
Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “302 Moved Temporarily” HTTP response. The HTTP 302 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has temporarily moved.

If I use a 301 redirect on my site to point the www and non-www versions to the same version, do I still need to use this feature?
You don’t have to use it, as we can follow the redirects. However, you still can benefit from using this feature in two ways: we can more easily consolidate links to your site and over time, we’ll direct our crawl to the preferred version of your pages.

If I use this feature, should I still use a 301 redirect on my site?
You don’t need to use it for Googlebot, but you should still use the 301 redirect, if it’s available. This will help visitors and other search engines. Of course, make sure that you point to the same URL with the preferred domain feature and the 301 redirect.

So you got any problem now?


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nindrianto October 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

thanks bozz…I did it. but, really, setting custom domain blogspot from name.com is rather difficult than from godaddy.com…many bloggers also have same troubles with this, and when I posted about this article, they ask me to help their troubles….once again, thank you for this article.
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Khang Tran October 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

Thanks for your tutorial, my blog now works.

Typhoon October 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Glad to see that. Enjoy your new domain 😉

Mandar Salvi November 8, 2009 at 9:19 am

Can you set up blogger and custom domain for me?

junaid abbasi November 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Hi all,
i use this artical and set up a custom domain but it only redirect,shows blogspot adress after redirecting i want to hide this blogspot address..
my site xgamelinks{dot}com.
plz help i am in big trobble…..
plz help

Typhoon November 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Please mail me using the contact form with your account information of both places.

Shivaji May 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Thank you for your guide..you have saved my precious time….

Meng Fong October 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Thanks for this post. I followed your instructions and it worked.
The How-To’s at both Blogger.com and name.com was a tad too difficult to understand.

Meng

Robin October 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Getting broken images .. am i the one facing such error in this page ??

Between, the steps are really great to complete the custom domain setup with blogger. Thanks.

Robin

Sushant Risodkar November 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Are you still having this problem?

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