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Setup Bigrock custom Domain in Blogger : A Beginner’s Guide

In my last tutorial, I have discussed a step by step guide to get a free domain name for your blog. Today I am gonna share with you a complete guide to setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger/Blogspot blog.

While starting your free blog on Blogspot, you will get a free subdomain with your blog. Generally, the structure of the subdomain is like example.blogspot.com. If you want to change the URL of your blog to example.com, then you need to buy a custom domain name. Before starting this ultimate guide on setting up Bigrock custom domain, let us know some benefits of having a custom domain.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

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Benefits of having a Custom Domain name

There are many advantages of having a custom domain name. I have listed some important benefits below:

1. Custom Domain Names are Search Engine Friendly

If you want your blog posts to rank higher in Google search, then you should purchase a custom domain name for your blog. Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo prefer blog post with a shorter domain name for SEO.

Having a custom domain name also helps in improving page rank and Alexa rank of your blog.

2. Short & Easy to Discover

It is hard to remember a name like fulltechhelp.blogspot.com. On the other hand, custom domain names (like fulltechhelp.com) are short and thus easy to remember.

Use of custom domain name can also help your readers to discover your blog easily.

3. Professional Email Address

Using a custom domain name, you can easily create your own professional email address like [email protected]. Having a professional email address can help you build credibility among your visitors.

4. Subdomain for your Blog

While using a subdomain, you can not create a subdomain for your main blog, but If you are using a custom domain name you can easily create more subdomains for your blog. (e.g. blog.fulltechhelp.com)

5. Higher Chances of Adsense Approval

Google Adsense is the best way to monetize your blog with advertisements due to its high rates. There are higher chances of getting approved with a custom domain name.

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These are the 5 ways in which a custom domain name can help you. Now, let’s move to step by step guide to setup Bigrock custom domain in blogger.

BigRock is an ICANN accredited leading provider of web-presence solutions to small businesses, professionals, and individuals. You can easily purchase domain names, web hosting & other solutions from Bigrock at affordable prices.

Steps to Setup Bigrock Custom Domain in Blogger:

Here, in this step by step guide below, I have explained the complete procedure to setup Bigrock custom domain in blogger:

Step 1: Login to your Blogger Dashboard

In step 1 you need to login to your Blogger Dashboard. After, you have successfully logged in to your Blogspot dashboard visit the following: Settings >> Basics. It can also be seen in the below screenshot. After that Click on Setup 3rd Party URL for your blog, and proceed to Step 2.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 2: Setup 3rd Party URL

After following the Step 2, just enter the domain name you have purchased as shown in the image below. Don’t forget to add www as a suffix with your domain. And then just Click on Save Button.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 3:  Note the DNS Settings

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After Clicking on Save button, you will see an error message. It will be like “We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 9“. Also, you will get a set of DNS settings which includes two CNAME records. Take note of following two CNAME records. You have to use these CNAME records in Step 6.

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Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 4: Visit Bigrock cPanel

Now leave the Blogger dashboard as it is & open Bigrock Control panel in a new tab. Log in to your account and click on the domain you want to set up for your Blogspot blog.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 5: Your Domain >> Manage DNS

Now after following the Step 5, search for Manage DNS. It might be at the end of the page. After you find the DNS settings, Click on Manage DNS as shown in below snapshot. Follow the Step 6.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 6: Add CNAME Records

In step 6, you need to enter the CNAME records, you have noted in Step 3.

  • Add your first CNAME record by clicking on CNAME Records and then Add CNAME Record

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • After clicking on Add CNAME Record, a new page opens. Here you need to enter www in Host Name and ghs.google.com (See Step 3) in Value as shown in the snapshot below. Then simply click on Add Record.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • Since you have two CNAME records from which we have added one. You have to follow the same steps for adding another CNAME record. Just click on Add CNAME record.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • Add Host Name, Value (as in Step 3) and then Click on Save as shown below:

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • In the below snapshot, you can see all your CNAME records in one place. Now move to Step 7 to add A records.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

Step 7: Add A Records

After adding the CNAME records, you need to add A records to your DNS. Here is the list of I.P. address you need to enter as an A record. Here are the I.P. addresses:

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

Let us add the first A record!

  • For this, you need to click on Add A Record under Manage DNS.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • Then, in the next screen add first I.P. address in Destination IPv4 Address and leave all other fields blank & simply click on Add Record.
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Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

  • Add another A record in a similar way by clicking on Add A Record & then proceed above. You have to repeat this for four-time and add four I.P. address as shown above. I have just skipped these three steps. After adding all the four A records, the final screen will be as shown in below snapshot.

 

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

 

Step 8: Save Domain back in Blogspot Dashboard

After successfully adding all the records discussed above, now go back to Blogspot & save the domain name. Don’t forget to check the box that says “Redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com”. At last click on Save!

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

That’s it. Now you have successfully mapped your custom domain to your Blogspot blog. You can see it in Basics under the Setting section of your Blogspot dashboard.

Setup Bigrock custom domain in Blogger : A Beginner's Guide

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This is how you can setup Bigrock custom domain in blogger. Let us summarize the complete post:

Summary:

Setting up a custom domain name is very important if you are serious about blogging. A custom domain name is short, easily memorable & SEO optimized. Thus, having a custom domain can boost your Blogging productivity to many times. Here are the 8 steps which we have taken to setup Bigrock custom domain in blogger:

  1. Blogger Dashboard >> Settings >> Basics
  2. Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog
  3. Note the DNS Settings (CNAME Records)
  4. Visit Bigrock cPanel
  5. Your Domain >> Manage DNS
  6. Add CNAME Records
  7. Add A Records
  8. Save the Domain back in Blogspot Dashboard

In my next post, I’ll be back with some more Blogging tutorials. Leave your love, suggestions, and queries in the comment box.

Harish Joshi
Harish Joshi

Harish is a professional web designer & a passionate Blogger. Here he shares latest tech tutorials on Blogger, WordPress, SEO & Digital Marketing.

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65 Comments

  1. Thanks, I’m not a Blogspot user but, as a bit of a technophobe, I found this interesting and learned a lot.

  2. I am saving this to send to some of my clients who need a lot of tech help. This is so thorough!

  3. Pawan Tiwari Pawan Tiwari

    Nycccc it give more information as my expectations….👌👌👌👌👌👌

  4. This was very easy to understand, thank you for also providing photos for step by step help! Luckily my mom is tech savy and was able to help me with all this but this goes into great detail! Much appreciated!

  5. This I find very useful but I’m not using this platform but hope those who do will benefit

  6. I like the style of your writing. it is very simple, informative and easy to follow. thank you for sharing

  7. Pearl Pearl

    This is so helpful for all the new Bloggers, thanks for including step by step instructions with images.

  8. This is a useful post for those on Blogger. I use WordPress but I can see the benefits of having this. An interesting read.

  9. I was on a Facebook group the other day and someone was asking a question on how to link a blogger bases blog to a custom domain. I think this will come handy for him but I need to do a lot of searching to reach that post again.

  10. Joe Joe

    I absolutely love the screenshots through this post; super informative!

  11. Isaac Isaac

    Very informative and easy to understand post. Thanks.

  12. Great detailed post with easy to follow directions.

  13. I dont use this one bit I did find the post very informative. I just got approved for my adsense this week. Yay!

  14. Blogging and all the technical aspects of it can be very complicated. Thanks for sharing all your tips and the detailed steps. This is very helpful!

  15. Emma Riley Emma Riley

    Wow! This is such a very informative post and I am sure this will be a great help to all bloggers most especially the new one.

  16. FlySoulmates FlySoulmates

    I need to do that, Thanks for sharing!

  17. pujarini mitra pujarini mitra

    Great tips for someone who is starting blogging.

  18. Jan F Jan F

    Awesome post. Thank YOu for all these tips!

  19. I’m working on getting my own domain, and this article helps prove that the money will be worth it for me!

  20. i was on blogger before i moved to wordpress, wish i had read this before i made the big move.

  21. AC AC

    Not only does it look professional, but there’s a true sense of ownership also that comes with owning your on domain.

  22. Good job with clear step by step instructions. Some people have a difficult time with technical writing and instructions, so you’re a gem!

  23. wow, well done. this was really informative and broken down well, i would definitely recommend your blogs to my friends who wish to start blogging in blogger

  24. Oh My Goodness! I wish I had known about your blog when I started my website a few months ago! Your details and steps are so easy to follow!!

  25. If anyone tells me they are looking to get their own custom domain I’ll definitely be directing them to your blog as this is explained really well and in a way that those who are not particularly tech savvy would understand

  26. Blair villanueva Blair villanueva

    Having your own domain name, gives unique identity to the blog. And gives more adsense approval and others.

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  28. Scott Scott

    Helpful post for those wanting to get on it with blogger! I know a few people who would be interested, so I will have to direct them this way! Thanks

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