Sunday, February 24, 2008

Using Blogger with a custom domain

Recently I purchased as the domain name for all my web programming adventures.

The first thing I wanted to do is get my blog address changed to The simplest way to do this is by setting up a redirection of the address to my existing blog address. Even though this works - it will not lead to the address to the posts changing from to

My biggest worry about moving my blog address from was - whether all the old links via the old address would still continue working. The good news is that Google will keep forwarding the old links to the new address.

So on with the change!

Here are the instructions to using a custom domain registered with with your Blogger account.

  1. Log into your GoDaddy account.
  2. Go to the manage domains tab.
  3. Click on the "Total DNS Control and MX Records" link
  4. Click on the button "Add new CName Record" - which adds an aliased sub dominan address.
  5. In the next page add the alias name. (As I wanted my blog address to be - the alias name would be just "blog").
    Also add "" as the "Points to Host Name" value. Finally click OK.
  6. That is it. Just remember to set the new address in Blogger.
    This is done via the Publishing page of customizations page set on blogger.
    (Also notice that Google says that it will keep current links working to the old address).
  7. Finally test the changes.
    New address:
    Old address: (should redirect to
    Forwarding of an old address link: (should redirect to

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