Set up your own domain for blogger/blogspot blog [How To]
Are you a blogger hosting your blog for free at blogger.com or most popularly known as blogspot.com? Is your blog is getting more popular day by day? Then this is the time that you should start thinking of creating a brand name for your blog. You should have your own .com or .org or any other unique identity. Having your own internet identity will even give you more popularity.
If you start a blog with Blogger you get a URL name as a subdomain of blogspot.com i.e blogname.blogspot.com. But you can set up your own domain for the same blog without hampering your site traffics. You do not need to go for any hosting service also, just you need to buy a domain and do some setting changes, that’s all. So lets see a step by step guide how you can setup your own domain for Blogger.
STEP1: If you do not have registered a domain name for your blog’s brand then get the one registered first before some one takes it.
STEP2: Once your domain registration is confirmed and it is activated, login to your domain control control panel and add a new CName record as www and give host name as ghs.google.com and submit it.
STEP3: Login to your blogger account and click on settings, under settings click on the Publishing tab. Now you can see Switch to: Custom domain link, click on it.
STEP:4 Now you can see a label “Already own a domain?”, click on the Switch to advanced settings
STEP5: In the Your domain labeled text box enter your domain name and save the settings.
That’s all. Now you have done with your domain name setup for blogger. Do not worry you will not lose your traffic coming to the existing blogspot URL rather all traffic will be directed to your domain name without hampering your traffic. Who ever visits your domain name will also come to your blog directly.