How to Link Your Domain to Your Blogger Account

Some of our clients may already own a Blogspot site with a lot of already written articles. To connect this Blogspot site to your domain purchased from Ovation Hall, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connecting Your Blogger to Your Domain

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog you want to update.
  3. On the left, click Settings and then Basic.
  4. Under “Publishing,” click + Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.
  5. Type the URL of the domain you’ve purchased.
  6. Click Save.
  7. You’ll see an error with two CNAMEs.
    • Name, Label or Host: Enter the name as the subdomain, like “blog.” or “www.” For destination, enter “ghs.googlehosted.com.”
    • Destination, Target or Points to: This is different for each person and is specific to your blog and your Google Account.
  8. Go to your Ovation Hall Client Area – https://ovationhall.com/clientarea/. Locate your DNS Management at Domains > Manage Domain on the right panel.
  9. Under “Host Name,” type the subdomain you entered in the previous step.
  10. Under “Address,” type “ghs.googlehosted.com.”
  11. Enter details for the second CNAME, which are specific to your blog and Google Account.
  12. Wait for at least an hour for your DNS settings to activate.
  13. Repeat steps 1 through 6. Your blogspot.com address will redirect to your custom domain. It may take to 24 hours.

Step 2 (optional): Add www. to your domain

To change your domain (example: mydomain.com) to www.mydomain.com, set up a naked redirect.

  1. Go to your Domain DNS Management as explained above.
  2. Open your DNS settings.
  3. Enter your domain name in the format example.com.
  4. Add four A-records which point to Google IPs.
    • 216.239.32.21
    • 216.239.34.21
    • 216.239.36.21
    • 216.239.38.21
  5. Sign in to Blogger.
  6. Select the blog you want to update.
  7. On the left, click Settings and then Basic.
  8. Under “Publishing,” under “Blog Address,” check Redirect [mydomain.com to www.mydomain.com].

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