Tuesday, July 28, 2009

At last added a Custom Domain from GoDaddy.com to Blogger!!!


As I am blogging since last 1 year I know the importance of having your own domain.

I changed to custom domain on the 2nd day of starting the blog at Blogger,because if I've done that later,it would have resulted in a great drop in my traffic and low rankings on the search engine result pages.

I choose Godaddy.com for registering a domain,because it's cheapest, safe, and has partenered with Blogger for providing custom domains.But it costs $10/domain per year if you purchased it through Blogger.Thats why I purchased it directly from GoDaddy.com using some promo coupons and got the domain registered for 5 years for $35.75 only.

So you have registered a domain with GoDaddy.com, next -
  1. Login to your account at GoDaddy.com .
  2. Click on "Manage Domains".
  3. Click on your domain where you want to host your Blogger blog.
  4. There will be one option availabe - "Total DNS Control And MX Records".(Note- You will not get this option unless you click on your domain.)
  5. There will be a record prefixed - "www",in front of it there will be edit option(image of a pencil), click it.
  6. In the option "Point to Host" - enter this - "ghs.google.com".Please DO NOT change anything. Click ok.
  7. That's it you have added google's server to your domain.
  8. Now if you want to can check whether everything is fine or not,open Command Prompt(Start>Run>Command).
  9. Type - "ping www.yourdomain.com" and press enter.
  10. If everything is ok you will a response like this -
    Pinging ghs.1.google.com [72.14.207.121] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 72.14.207.121: bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=247 Reply from 72.14.207.121: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=247 Reply from 72.14.207.121: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=247 Reply from 72.14.207.121: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=247 Ping statistics for 72.14.207.121: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 85ms, Maximum = 89ms, Average = 86ms
  11. Now everything is done add your custom domain to your Blogger blog.
This way I got my blog address changed from "the-webmasters-blog.blogspot.com" to "webmasters-blog.com".(I must rather say "www.webmasters-blog.com",because Blogger can add either "www.webmasters-blog.com" or "webmasters-blog.com" to my blog,and I preferred first.)

Update:
I was completely unaware that with Godaddy domain I've got a Free Godaddy Hosting Account,hence I added it to Blogger.
But now I've decided to Host another Wordpress Blog at the Godaddy Domain - www.webmasters-blog.com and also have one Blogger blog => free-blogger-help.blogspot.com

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ranjit said...

Thanks for the information.I know only one domain registration site www.tucktail.com
But from this article I know about the Godaddy.com.Thanks for the information.

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