How do I link a domain to my Blogger account (in cPanel)?

In order to link your domain to your blog, you need to follow these steps:

for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme



for cPanel paper_lantern theme:

1. To begin with, you need to set up your domain in your Blogger account. Once logged in, click the blog you wish to map a domain to:



2. Then click on the Settings tab and choose Basic:



3. In Publishing section, click on + Set up a third-party URL for your blog to add a custom domain:



4. Type the URL of the domain you've purchased, keeping in mind that it must begin with www (or any subdomain) in order to work. Input the domain name and click on Save button:



NOTE: blogs are not to be placed on bare domains (like nctest.info), so you need to input a subdomain, for example, www.nctest.info or blog.nctest.info

5. Once the page refreshes, you will see two CNAME records which should be created in your domain's DNS manager:



6. Each CNAME is composed of two parts – Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to.

In order to add the needed records, log in to your cPanel > Domains section > Advanced Zone Editor menu:



7. To begin with, you need to point your domain to the following IPs:

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21


Edit the existing A record and put 216.239.32.21 instead of your cPanel IP address:



Then create three A records for your domain with 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21 and 216.239.38.21 values as shown in the screenshot:



8. Now you can proceed with CNAME records setup. The first one is the same for each domain. Name field should be set for www and Record is ghs.google.com.

Most possibly, you already have a default CNAME record for www, so it is needed to edit the existing value:



9. The second CNAME is particular to your blog and your Google Account, and is therefore different for each domain. This record should be created in Add a Record section:



10. Before you move onto the final step, wait for about half of an hour for newly created host records to take effect. If you attempt the final step before your settings are activated, a warning message will show up in your Blogger account.

After your settings have been activated, you need to make sure Blogger knows about your custom domain so that Google can direct readers to your blog.

Just get back to your Blogger account and save the information on your Basic tab:



If the settings are correct, you will be able to see the following:



Click on the Edit link to make sure that your bare domain redirects to www subdomain:





for cPanel x3 theme:

1. To begin with, you need to set up your domain in your Blogger account. Once logged in, click the blog you wish to map a domain to:



2. Then click on the Settings tab and choose Basic:



3. In Publishing section, click on + Set up a third-party URL for your blog to add a custom domain:



4. Type the URL of the domain you've purchased, keeping in mind that it must begin with www (or any subdomain) in order to work. Input the domain name and click on Save button:



NOTE: blogs are not to be placed on bare domains (like nctest.info), so you need to input a subdomain, for example, www.nctest.info or blog.nctest.info

5. Once the page refreshes, you will see two CNAME records which should be created in your domain's DNS manager:



6. Each CNAME is composed of two parts – Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to.

In order to add the needed records, log in to your cPanel > Domains section > Advanced DNS Zone Editor menu:



7. To begin with, you need to point your domain to the following IPs:

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21


Edit the existing A record and put 216.239.32.21 instead of your cPanel IP address:





Then create three A records for your domain with 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21 and 216.239.38.21 values as shown in the screenshot:







8. Now you can proceed with CNAME records setup. The first one is the same for each domain. Name field should be set for www and Record is ghs.google.com.

Most possibly, you already have a default CNAME record for www, so it is needed to edit the existing value:





9. The second CNAME is particular to your blog and your Google Account, and is therefore different for each domain. This record should be created in Add a Record section:



10. Before you move onto the final step, wait for about half of an hour for newly created host records to take effect. If you attempt the final step before your settings are activated, a warning message will show up in your Blogger account.

After your settings have been activated, you need to make sure Blogger knows about your custom domain so that Google can direct readers to your blog.

Just get back to your Blogger account and save the information on your Basic tab:



If the settings are correct, you will be able to see the following:



Click on the Edit link to make sure that your bare domain redirects to www subdomain:




That's it!

              
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