How to set up a custom domain with Blogger?

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up a custom domain with Blogger:


  • A Google account with a Blogger blog.
  • A registered domain name (you can purchase one from domain registrars like Google Domains, Namecheap, GoDaddy, etc.).


  1. Access your Blogger dashboard: Go to and sign in using your Google account.
  2. Select your blog: On the left-hand side menu, click on the blog where you want to set up the custom domain.
  3. Go to Settings: Click on the "Settings" option from the menu.
  4. Access "Publishing": Under the "Settings" menu, locate the "Publishing" section.
  5. Set up a custom domain: Click on the "Set up a custom domain" button.

Two Options for Connecting your Domain:

A. Using Google Domains:

  • If you purchased your domain through Google Domains, you'll see an option to connect it directly.
  • Click on "Continue with Google Domains" and follow the on-screen instructions. Google will handle the necessary DNS (Domain Name System) configuration steps.

B. Using a different Domain Registrar:

  • If you purchased your domain from a different provider, you'll need to manually configure the DNS settings.
  • Click on the "Set up a third-party domain" option.

Manual DNS Configuration:

  • Blogger will provide you with two CNAME records (like and a unique security key.
  • Access your domain registrar's control panel: Log in to the website of your domain registrar where you purchased the domain.
  • Locate the DNS management section: Find the section where you can manage your domain's DNS records. This might be labeled as "DNS Management", "Domain Management", or similar.
  • Add the CNAME records: You'll need to create two CNAME records:
    • First CNAME:
      • In the "Host" or "Name" field, enter your desired subdomain (e.g., "www" or your blog name).
      • In the "Points to" or "Value" field, enter the first CNAME value provided by Blogger (e.g.,
    • Second CNAME:
      • In the "Host" or "Name" field, enter a unique name provided by Blogger (e.g., a long string of characters).
      • In the "Points to" or "Value" field, enter the second CNAME value provided by Blogger.
  • Save the DNS changes: After adding the CNAME records, save your changes in the domain registrar's control panel.

Propagation Time:

  • Allow some time (usually up to 24 hours) for the DNS changes to propagate across the internet.

Optional: Setting up redirection (www vs non-www):

  • You can choose to redirect users from the non-www version of your domain (e.g., to the www subdomain (e.g., or vice versa. This ensures consistency in how your blog is accessed.
  • The specific steps for setting up redirection might vary depending on your domain registrar.

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