Due to less features in blogger and unique record types in dynadot it is different to connect dynadot domain to blogger. Blogger doesn’t have a domain management system. There is no Domain Name Server in Blogger. So, you need to follow a different way to to point your domain to blogger. In this case dynadot have a bitter different DNS setting so it is not same to setup dynadot domain for blogger like other hosting providers.
For pointing dynadot domain to blogger you need to customize settings in a different way. In this tutorial I will show from first to last how to setup dynadot domain with blogger. I ensure to be done your domain linking after following my instructions. Hope you are with me.
Point Dynadot Domain to Blogger with CNAME
Here I have described how to connect your dynadot domain with blogger. The steps are very easy. I have attached images where needed. Read the steps with fully concentration because any mistake may not point your domain properly. Steps are given below.
Step-1: Go to Blogger. Select the blog you want to point to the domain. You will see a dopdown menu above the left menu. You can select your blog from there.
Step-2: Go to Setting. Scroll down the left menu. You will see Setting at almost bottom of the menu. Click and Go to Setting.
Step-3: Add Custom Domain. In setting page scroll a little to down. After Basic Section and Privacy Section you will see Publishing Section. In Publishing Section You will see Custom Domain. Click on Custom Domain. A popup window will be opened. Type your domain name with www. or m. or any subdomain you want to add. You cannot add a necked domain to blogger. If you don’t have a subdomain and using a regular domain then your domain should be in issuefreek.com format.
After adding your custom domain you will see an error with two CNAME Records. Copy these records separately. Or open a new tab without closing this tab. To copy CNAME records you must separate two CNAME and two Records for each CNAME. Better option is to open a new tab for dynadot. Click the below link to open dynadot in a new tab.
Step-4: Go to Dynadot Dashboard. In dashboard you will see an overview of your domains, DNS setting and a left menu for your personal service. There will have a top menu to dynadot official which is not required to us. From left menu click on ‘My Domains’. A Submenu will be expanded. There you will see ‘Manage Domains’ option at first of the submenu. Click on ‘Manage Domains’. You will see a page with all of your domains.
Step-5: Go to Domain Setting. In your ‘Manage Domains’ page you will see list of your all domains. There you will see some column for your domain data. Such as, Domains, Expiration, Registered, DNS Setting. In DNS Setting column you will see a link towards DNS Setting of your specified domain. Click on the DNS Setting of your domain to which you want to point your blog.
Step-6: Set Up DNS Records. After Clicking DNS Setting link a full screen window will be opened with DNS Setting. You need to fill these DNS Records to point your Dynadot Domain to Blogger blog. Fill DNS Records as I instruct.
Step-7: At above of the page you will see a dropdown. Default value for this dropdown is ‘Dynadot Parking’. You need to change this. Parking means this domain is not in use. Like car parking. So, while parking any other options will be hidden. Click the Dropdown. Set it’s value to ‘Dynadot DNS‘. After Setting this you will see DNS Setting below the dropdown.
Step-8: Add four ‘A’ Record. Add four ‘A’ Records in ‘Domain Record’ section. In ‘IP Address or Target Host’ option add below IP Address. Sequence is not matter. you can add them at any sequence. They points your domain to blogger Server. In dynadot this is compulsory. Because Dynadot Domain Record don’t have a subdomain or source field for your CNAME Records. So, if you try to enter CNAME there you will be failed. The A Records are below.
A - 18.104.22.168
A - 22.214.171.124
A - 126.96.36.199
A - 188.8.131.52
If you are curious to know these four IP Addresses are just combination of http, https, www, non-www version of your domain towards google blogger server. If you only set these records you can run your website well. But you may face a problem if another person try to add the domain by the meantime. Because these records are universal. When you set these records your domain is informed that it will get a blogger site, which site that is not mentioned. However that never happens. But for security and less problem you need to set two CNAME Records also.
Step-9: Set CNAME Records. In the DNS Setting Page you will see subdomain option just below domain record. Set the two CNAME Records you have got in blogger error. First CNAME is universal but second CNAME is unique for each blog. These CNAMES are like below.
www -> ghs.google.com
something -> something.xx.googlehosted.com
You will see an addition option TTL (Time To Live) which is optional. But you can set to early setup. If you don’t specify a time there your website will be active after 3 hours. But if you specify a time like 5 minutes of 10 minutes there dynadot will renew DNS cache forcefully by the meantime. So, your website can be live soon after setup. This is recommended by me.
After Completing Everything click on ‘Save DNS’. after saved you are ok in dynadot end.
Step-10: Now Go to Blogger Again. Click on Save. It may work immediately or after a bit latter. This may take seconds to the time specified in TTL. But not more that.
How to Check is Domain Pointed Correctly?
You can check whether you have correctly pointed your dynadot domain to blogger using Dynadot IP Lookup Tool. If your domain is correctly pointed to your website then you will see a status message like this.
Okay – The domain seems to be working correctly.
You can also see how your domain should look like by the meantime with Dynadot Snapshot Tool. If you see the preview of your website here then your website is live.
Hope you are happy to solve your problem. Then please comment to inspire in my work.
See Also: How to Add Table of Contents in Blogger.