About Blogger Custom Domain


If you are a BlogSpot blogger, you can get your own domain name and still host your blog on BlogSpot.com for free. However, there are a few unsolved issues when transferring you Blogger blog to your own domain.

Before I started Exploring Blogosphere, I’d tried to use this domain name with my blogspot blog, but I found that it’s not worthwhile. The main reason is that the process is not as simple as it should be, and the result is not what you want.

After registering your domain, you’ll need to create a corresponding CNAME record for that address, associating it with ghs.google.com. A CNAME (Canonical Name) record is an entry within the DNS (Domain Name System) that specifies where a user can find your web pages. You’ll use this to associate your custom domain with your blog. Each domain registrar has different ways to create CNAME records. After I completed the DNS setting based on the instructions provided by Google, I found that www.exploringblogospher.com worked fine, but http://exploringblogosphere.com simply didn’t work. I did an online search and discovered that it is a known issue in Blogger Status. Blogger is trying to but has not solved this problem.

So if you want to have your own domain, you should either start a brand new WordPress blog like Exploring Blogosphere, or wait untill Blogger resolves this issue. Or otherwise, you will be annoyed and frustrated. 🙁

3 Comments so far

  1. Explorer on April 7th, 2007

    Welcome to my blog and enjoy your visit 🙂

  2. Barbara on April 12th, 2007

    Thanks for the advice and lesson learned Sunflower.

  3. Lisa on April 21st, 2007

    I had been thinking about doing just that. But it sounds like a royal pain. So I’ll probably wait until they’ve resolved that issue. Thanks for the info!