domain problems answered – setting up Blogspot custom domain from GoDaddy
Four months ago, I purchased two domain names from GoDaddy but unfortunately I wasn’t able to configure the settings for the domains to work with blogspot as my host. So if you’re asking why do I have to purchase it from GoDaddy when I can buy that from Google Apps right? Well I can’t, because I did not yet have my credit card at that time and even if I do, I did not want to use it for security purposes and all. Continue with the story, so I have to email them (GoDaddy) for support and to tell you honestly I was lucky that they answered my inquiry coz a friend of mine was not that lucky at all.
Now I have this headache because of my domain problems coz last month, I got this sudden whim to purchase additional two more domains from GoDaddy even without knowing how to configure it properly. It is possible that subconciously because of pressure, I know that I will look for the answer to my burgeoning desire to correctly configure all the domains I purchased.
As what the techsupport from GoDaddy told me, that I have to search online for the answer to my concern…at last I found the answer! Thanks to Raymond from Compender.com for the post about the correct configuration. Now, not only domain is working but also my www.mydomain.com is forwarding to mydomain.com.
So this is how I configured the settings as I’ve followed the instruction given:
STEP 1. Must have a blog hosted at blogspot.com. Mine was http://angelofthewaters.blogspot.com
STEP 2. Must buy a domain of your choice from GoDaddy.com. I purchased
STEP 3. Login to your GoDaddy account and click Total DNS Control and MX Records.
Then, set up a CNAME record for the alias www and for the host enter ghs.google.com
Create another CNAME record for the alias yourdomainname.com, in my case it’s angelofthewaters.com pointing again to the host ghs.google.com.
I also removed the A host that was configured to park my domain to GoDaddy.
Once done, you will see the added host under Total DNS (first image).
STEP 4. Must configure the custom domain on Blogspot by going to Settings>>Publishing and entering your www.yourdomainname.com (or yourdomainname.com) address. Make sure that the redirect was checked.
If done correctly, then you can access your site either with www.yourdomain.com (http://www.angelofthewaters.com) or yourdomain.com (angelofthewaters.com) and you will be directed to yourdomain.com (angelofthewaters.com).
You can check my other sites and please add them as well on your blogroll….please…please!
http://harryluvsginny.com — my Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley site
http://ruthay.net — still under construction
http://angelofthewaters.com – somehow still under construction – needs update! 🙂
http://foryourmore.info — still under construction