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Map Blogger on naked domain

Finally, the wait is over for Blogger (aka. Blogspot) fans. We can now map a naked domain - the one without www, simply domain.com - on Blogger. And it is really very simple. Let me tell you how.


I have a couple of blogs which are running on www.domain.com type of mapping. This is the one in which we create a CNAME record pointing to ghs.google.com and rest works for us. The drawback was that whenever we have visitor on domain.com, it would result into an error. There was not way to set a redirect to the blog.

Setting up a redirect with the domain registrar was an option but not everybody could do it. Some people find it difficult to configure it. It was considered a downside of Blogger. I was an item on every bloggers' wish list. I always ensured that I share www.domain.com and NOT domain.com. Not anymore!!

Now there are simple steps to get this thing done.

On your domain registrar site, under DNS settings:
1. Create a CNAME record, make it point to ghs.google.com
2. Create 4 A Records (the one with IP address) and point each to - 216.239.32.21, 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, 216.239.38.21, respectively - This required for naked domain redirect to work properly. Check what Google help says about it.
On Blogger, just select a check box in the basic settings tab, as shown in this image:
The Orange rectangles just show the domain or sub domain name of the blog. At the top it just shows the name of the blog.

I faced issues with selecting this check box on FireFox (FF). It worked like a charm on Internet Explorer (IE). Give it a try, it really works.

- Vivek

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