Blogger Blogspot Blogs Can Switch to Custom Domain Names

By Posted 2007 Updated   BloggingDomain HostingSEO

It was the news I waited for a long time before I decided to switch my blogger blog to WordPress over 9 months ago. Google’s free blogging service Blogger announced this much awaited very useful feature that lets Blogger users switch from blogspot blogger subdomains to their own custom domain names.

The FTP publishing option was always open which allowed you to use the blogger publishing tool to blog on your own domain name and web hosting and even let you remove the blogger navbar. The new version of Blogger is supporting this switch. Your old BlogSpot address will forward to your new custom domain, so the switch will be seamless for your readers and you retain all the Google Juice (pagerank) too.

How will it work? Buy a domain name from a reputed domain name registrar (We use GoDaddy), fix up your DNS and Blogger settings and you are done.

“So far, you have a domain name but none of the servers on the internet know what to do with it yet. To take care of this, you need to create a CNAME record for your domain with the DNS, associating your domain with ghs.google.com. The exact procedure for doing this varies depending on your domain registrar”

“Once you’ve told one particular DNS server about your new domain, it will have to transfer that information to all the other servers on the internet, which could take a couple of days. So be aware that your new domain won’t necessarily be working instantly.”

Here is how to create a CNAME Record with GoDaddy. Each hosting service has different ways to create CNAME records.

Recently WordPress.com let WordPress.com bloggers switch to their own custom domain names. This is good for newbie bloggers, who can start with free, supported, zero cost hosted blogging services, and easily make the switch to their own domain name if they are serious about developing a long term successful blog.

I can see the smile on Blogspot bloggers as they read this. I still love wordpress and an happy to have made the switch. (6 month review)


3 comments on “Blogger Blogspot Blogs Can Switch to Custom Domain Names

  1. James says:

    I tried to change the settings in Blogger to redirect to my domain, but Blogger comes back and says ‘Another blog is already hosted at this address.’
    What’s the problem?

  2. vikram madan says:

    I recently switched to my custom domain and shifted two blogspot blogs as subdomains to this new private domain.

    But I notice that my google rankings have been lost. I was usually on the first page of google, but now its like i am not there at all. Neither the blogspot links show up, nor the new domain links show up at all. What could be wrong?

  3. Aqib Shahzad says:

    There are a lot of benefits of moving from blogspot blogs to custom domain blog. With the help of this guide, i now moved my site to custom domain. Thanks for sharing informative guide.

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