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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Custom Domains Aren't For Everybody #2

Some Bloggers claim that the simple process of publishing to a custom domain can't be reversed.

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QuelMarth said...

i have the same problem and i dont know what to do..or even what the problem is


Chuck said...

Well, I can't read your mind either.

Post in the forum though and I'll give it a go.

Javier Castillo said...

Dear Chuck, i have a blog: http://redseca.blogspot.com and i have bought www.redseca.cl for using my own domain. However, i don`t know what is blogger`s hostname and ip. Furthermore, www.nic.cl (chilean domian coordinator) need a primary and secondary server ¿where can i get this information?

Thanks, javier

Chuck said...


You only need "ghs.google.com", and a "CNAME" record from your DNS Host.

You do have to purchase DNS Hosting on your own, as Blogger does NOT include that.

Having purchased (arranged) DNS Hosting, you will NOT need to setup "NS" records. Those are provided by your DNS Host.

acorn and will said...

Hi, I would just like to share with any UK readers that UK Reg, which partner with Fasthosts, do not support CNAME changes.

"CName record changes are not currently available using Fasthosts. However, you can change a domain's A-record, enabling you to host your email and website separately"

Haven't yet done research to see if I can do the A record thing, as it has taken me 2 hours just to get this far. Sob. Jennifer

Chuck said...


My experience is that if you can't do a "CNAME" then an "A" won't help you. An "A" can only be used against an IP address, and you need to target "ghs.google.com", not" (among many possibilities).

Thanks for the quotation from the ISP. I bet we will see a few more from other Bloggers once this gets started in volume.

New Hope Church said...

Thanks for the post - it's helpful. :)

Have a question for you - I already have a blog setup using FTP as the publishing option, but I want to change it to use a custom domain (for the Page Elements feature and Layouts feature). I know how to setup the custom domain, but will the posts and labels transfer correctly? Can you forsee any problems?

Your advice is greatly appreciatd! :)

Chuck said...

You can republish your Blogger blog, at any time, to any acceptable URL. Given no other problems, both posts and comments will transfer together.