Prior Knowledge of DNS RECORDS AND CONCEPTS
Follow the following steps to connect your Truehost domain to blogger
- Log in to Blogger.com and select the blog you would like to connect to your domain.
- In the left side menu, click Settings.
- Scroll down to the Publishing section and select Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog.
- Enter your domain name and click Save.
- You will encounter an error message stating that Blogger has been unable to verify your authority of the domain and two CNAMEs will be displayed.
- LOGIN TO your TRUEHOST account
- Go to Domains section
- GO TO MY DOMAINS
- LOCATE YOUR DOMAIN
Locate your domain among the domains and then click on the Active word on the domain row to open the domain settings.
- CHANGE THE NAMESERVERS THAT YOUR DOMAIN POINTS TO
You will see CHANGE THE NAMESERVERS YOUR DOMAIN POINTS TO link. Open it up to change the nameservers and change them to:
- SAVE THE NAMESERVER CHANGE
- GO TO OLITT.COM AND LOGIN
- GO TO DNS MANAGEMENT ON YOUR LEFT SIDE
- ADD YOUR DOMAIN AT THE TOP RIGHT
- Manage your Domain DNS RECORDS after adding it
- ADD THE DNS RECORDS AT THE TOP RIGHT
- ENTER THE WWW SUBDOMAIN AT THE NAME SECTION AND THE CHOOSE THE TYPE AS CNAME
Then enter the google record as the target domain
- Repeat this process for the second subdomain (g03fbxe2qka8.example.com in our example) and enter the information from the second Destination, Target or Points To field in the Target domain section.
The second CNAME record will always be unique. For example, it could be something similar to gv-wdndvx9shm8xm1.dv.googlehosted.com.
- Setting the IP Address
If you are using a www subdomain for your Blogger site, you will also need to set an IP address to point your root domain (such as example.com) to Google’s servers.
- (OPTIONAL AND SAFER)After saving your second CNAME record, you will be returned to the type section and choose A record
Here you will add the @ symbol at the name section and then add the following IP addresses to the Target domain section. ONE AT A TIME.
Alternatively, it is possible to redirect visitors from non-www to www version of your blog, that way the A records would not be required. It can be done after your domain settings are saved by pressing the Edit button in Blogger Settings.