How to Use Custom Domain in your Blog?

-->So, now that I have my own domain name. I’m going to share what I did in order to use the registered domain name from www.godaddy.com in my blogspot.

Initially, I planned to get my domain from Blogger, but because I encountered error on that night, I opted in getting it from GoDaddy. I searched for my preferred domain name to ensure that it is still available. Then I created an account before I registered the domain name. I received the order confirmation from GoDaddy.

I login to GoDaddy and then went to My Account> Domain Manager to create the CNAME record. I scrolled down to DNS Manager and then clicked on Launch. The newly registered domain should be associated to ghs.google.coom.


Check if there is already a record for www, if there is, click to edit , otherwise create a new record. Remember that on Host column, put in only www and not www.tsinatown.com (Okay, we're talking about putting in  your domain name.) I didn’t change the value on the TTL column. For other domain name provider, Blogger has this very helpful article.

Then, I went to Blogger> Settings> Publishing> Custom Domain. Since I already have the registered domain name, I went straight to Switch to Advanced Settings. Put in my registered domain name. Ensure to tick Redirect.


I tried http://www.tsinatown.com on my browser and it went fine. I also tried www.tsinatown.com, and it was okay. But when I tried tsinatown.com, it is displaying that GoDaddy has parked it free. So I googled. I realized that I have a naked domain. I need to forward my bare domain to my custom domain. Good thing I came across this article. I went back to GoDaddy> Domain Manager. Selected my domain name, and then clicked on the Forward icon. I put in my domain name and then checked again. Poof, it worked!

But you bet, it would have been easier if I had it straight from Blogger. =p

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I really wanted to have my own domain name too kaso sobrang nagdadalawang isip ako since I'm earning from my blog already na. I hope it would be a great decision to get my domain name.

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  2. Nakow, ako, I'm not earning. Gusto ko lang talaga, hahaha. Mare-reset yung Google PR mo kasi bagong domain na.

    Not sure kung may effect siya sa Adsense at sa Nuffnang.

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  3. Wow dot com. Actually GoDaddy din ang ginamit nung isang blogger sa paggawa ng dot com. Never did I know ganto pala ang gingawa for having a dot com.

    Taga China town ka b? Bago lang at napadpad sa blog mo. hehhee!

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  4. Hahahaha. Ngayon ko lang din nalaman na ganun pala dapat. =)

    Nakow, bisita ka lagi sa Tsina Town, ha. =p

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  5. I got my domain from a local provider, sobrang hassle kasi hindi ko ma-access ang DNS settings, I had to call them eh ang bagal ng service nila (sabagay that's what I get for P600).

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  6. Woa. Di ba siya mahal? Or that's with a hosting na?

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  7. grabe ha. kumikitang kabuhayan ka na. nasan na yung tsinang pure blogging lang?

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  8. Hahaha. Hindi nga ako kumikita, eh. Naglagay lang ako ng mga ads, pero konti lang naman, ah. (Defensive mode.)

    Pure blogging pa din naman ito ng mga tralala ko. Backread backread. =p

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