Recently I started a new blog on blogger platform and it was really a painful experience for me because I am a fan of it and not finding many things that will make your life lot easier. It took me more than 48 hours to redirect blogger blog to top level domain and at the end of the day I found that it was a lot easier than Google suggest on their blog. So today I will tell you how easy it is and you don’t need to fall in the trap of iPV6 or any other internet protocol. Specially the biggest problem is to redirect non WWW site to WWW version which results in a good site ranking.
First of all you need a blogger sub-domain which you want to map on your top level domain so if you don’t have any than register it free on blogspot.com.
Login into your newly create blogger account and click on settings link. Here under Publishing menu click on Add a Custom Domain link.
Enter your full domain name with WWW and click on save button. Google will show you error message that it cannot find the domain but it will also show you the special key which you have to put into your top level domain account. Copy the settings values as you need to enter it later on.
Now purchase your Top level domain and login into your account via your username and password. I am using Godaddy for demonstration purposes but almost all other domain providers have same settings.
Go to My Account Tab located at the top of your Godaddy account and click on Visit my Account.
You will see all domains registered in your account all you have to do is to click on plus sign. After that click on launch button in order to open the specific website control panel.
Now click on DNS File Zone tab and then click on Edit button.
Here you need to first create cName record of your domain and a special key which blogger provides you earlier on. Just enter the two values in the text Fields mention below and click Save button.
Now click on A(Host record) Edit button and enter following IP addresses.
Now again move towards blogger account and in settings tab. If you haven’t save the settings yet than again enter you full custom domain with WWW and check the click box that says Redirect to WWW version as shown in picture below.
That’s it now it may take some time to propagate so be relax and check your site after 2 to 3 hours.