How To Buy A Domain From GoDaddy And Set On Your Blogger Blog

How To Buy A Domain From GoDaddy And Set On Your Blogger Blog
How To Buy A Domain From GoDaddy And Set On Your Blogger Blog

How To Buy A Domain From GoDaddy And Set On Your Blogger Blog

In our previous topics, we have covered what is Blogger why we are going to use Blogger and how to create a blog on Blogger.

Here in this article, we will learn how to buy a Domain name from GoDaddy and how to set that Domain name with our Blogger blog.

What is Domain Name?

According To Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org): A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within theInternet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name.

Why Are We Buying Our Domain From GoDaddy?

GoDaddy is the best and the most popular site all over the world for selling Domain Names, Providing the web hosting, providing the professional emails and many other services are provided by the GoDaddy.com. Since January 2016, GoDaddy has been the top company for managing the Domain Names all over the world and had more than 61 billion Domain names under management.

Features of GoDaddy

  • GoDaddy is much secured and provides the 24 hours live support if you have any technical problems with the services which you bought it.
  • Easy to customizable DNS Settings for changing and adding different records.
  • Simple & Attractive interface.
  • Best services and the lowest rates (Prices) all over the world. And many more features.

Interesting Questions About GoDaddy

Question) When Was GoDaddy Founded?
Answer) GoDaddy was founded in 1997

Question) Where is the Headquarters of GoDaddy?
Answer) GoDaddy has 3 Head Quarters they are situated in Scottsdale, Arizona and in the United States.
Question) Who is the Founder of GoDaddy?
Answer) Bob Parsons had founded the GoDaddy
Question) Who is the CEO of GoDaddy?
Answer) Blake Irving is the CEO of GoDaddy

Blogger is very attractive and powerful platform for creating blog especially for newbies and also for the professionals. But there is a problem with Blogger that when we create a blog we do not get the correct URL which we wish to own i.e. if you create a blog using itechgyd.com then you will not get this one, in fact, Blogger will add BlogSpot in your blog’s URL like this itechgyd.blogspot.com.

This problem can be fixed very easily by using a custom Domain name for your blog. Yes, you can use a custom Domain name for your blog and can remove BlogSpot from your blog’s URL. For doing this you definitely need the help of someone, one who know how to do this and can also help you in the time of need. Do not worry about guidance or support I will guide you and also support you whenever you have any problem. Below are some requirements which are the must for buying a domain name from GoDaddy and setting that with your Blogger blog.

Requirements For Buying Domain From GoDaddy & Setting Up With Blogger

  • A Credit Card/Debit Card: – You need to have about 1300 Rupees or $13 dollars on your card.
  • A Fresh Mind: – For understanding the procedure you need a fresh mind.
  • About 25 Minutes: – If you are smarter then you just need about 25 minutes or less time to follow all the steps.

Steps To Buy A Domain Name From GoDaddy

Buying a Domain Name from GoDaddy is very easy process it is just like to buy a T-Shirt from any online store. The steps which I am going to describe are very easy to follow and will take just 10 minutes for all the process. So just follow the following steps to proceed;

Step 1: – Searching For Your Domain Name From GoDaddy

Here in this step, we will find our Domain Name which we want to buy and also select the time period for the Domain name. Remove any other services from our Domain name to reduce the final payment.

First of all, open your favorite web Browser in my case Google Chrome. Type GoDaddy in the search bar and hit the enter key.
Open the official site of the GoDaddy and a page will be loaded. You can see a search bar at the top of the page just enter your Domain Name which you want to buy in my case I have entered the itechgydblog.com. You can change the .com with .net, .org or with any one which you want. And click on the search button.
Searching For Your Domain Name From GoDaddy
Searching For Your Domain Name From GoDaddy
Now GoDaddy will search for the Domain which you have entered if it is available then GoDaddy will give you a message “Yes your Domain Name is available. Buy it before someone else does.” Below this message you will see you Domain name just click on the Select button (I have marked this with “1”) and then GoDaddy will show you Selected now click on the Continue to Cart button.
Searching For Your Domain Name From GoDaddy
Searching For Your Domain Name From GoDaddy
Now GoDaddy will ask you for some more services such as “Protect My Personal Information” etc. you just need to scroll down and click once again click on the Continue to Cart button.

Step 2: – Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy

Here in this step, we will create an account on GoDaddy.com if you have already an account on GoDaddy.com then you can buy your account directly without creating any further accounts but if you do not have then you have to create one for completing your order.

Now a new page will open. This page will have two parts one is about your Domain Name’s age I mean for how many years you want to buy this Domain, either you want to turn ON the privacy or not etc. Just turn the Privacy setting OFF as I have and reduce the TERM to 1 for one year if you want it for more years. Then you can also do this but its charges will be increased in the same way. The second part will show you the subtotal, estimated taxes and fees etc. Now if you are using GoDaddy for the first time then you have to Register an account but if you have already account on GoDaddy.com then you just need to Login and buy your Domain. I think you are totally new so click on the Register button.

Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy
Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy
After clicking the Register button you will be redirected to a page where you have to fill a form to create your account on GoDaddy.com. Just enter your details in the respective fields like below and click on the I Agree button after that click on the Create Account button.
Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy
Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy
When you have successfully created your account you will be logged in now you have to enter the billing details of your Credit Card in order to complete the process.
Enter your card details such as card number, billing address and buy your first domain name from the GoDaddy
Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy
Creating Account & Buying Domain Name From GoDaddy

Step 3: – Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog

This is the most important step as we have pay money and follow the above steps just for removing blogspot from our Blog’s URL. So just follow the given steps to complete this step and find your blog’s URL without BlogSpot.
When you have successfully bought your Domain Name you just need to login to your both Blogger account and on GoDaddy.com in two different tabs.
In the Blogger’s Dashboard click on the drop down arrow button and select the settings to option from there. Remember if you have more than one blog on the same account then choose the correct blog.

Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Click on the link saying “+Set up a third-party URL for your blog” under the “Publishing” settings. Like below image.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now the Publishing tab will be expanded and will ask you for a domain name which you had registered. Enter the Name with www (www is important) and click on the save button.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog

When you will click on the save button Blogger will show you an error saying that “We have not been able to verify your authority to this Domain name. Error 12.” To fix this error and verify your ownership of the Domain name which you have entered you have to add the CNAMES which Blogger has provided you. I have drawn a rectangular around them.

Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now go to the GoDaddy.com on the Home page of your account you will see 3 item such as “Domains” “Work Space Email” and “Photo Album” click on the “Manage” button in front of Domains to edit the Domain’s DNS settings.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
After clicking the Mange button for Domain you will see all of your Domain Names which you had bought. In my case, I had bought only one Domain name so it is listed here click on it to open its settings section.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now you will be redirected to a page that will have three tabs such as Settings, DNS Zone File, and Contacts just select the DNS Zone File from there and click on the “Add Record” button I have drawn a rectangular around them you can see in the below image.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
When you will click on the “Add Record” a popup will appear having title “ADD ZONE RECORD” in the record type select the CNAME (Alias). After selecting the record type to CNAME (Alias) you have to enter the HOST and POINTS TO. Enter www for the HOST and ghs.google.com for the POINTS TO and click on the “Add Another” button.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now once again go to the Blogger and look at the error you will see two CNAMES one is same for everybody which we have entered while the other is different for everybody so copy the Second Host details and paste it into the Host field, in the same way, copy the Points to code and paste it in the Points To field. And click on the Save button.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now wait for 10 minutes and your blog’s URL will be updated. And you can see your blog without BlogSpot in the URL but there is a problem when you use www.yourblogname.com your blog is loaded normally but when you enter the yourblogname.com in the URL bar of your blog it does not loads, in fact, it shows errors. You have also to fix this problem.
Once again go to the Publishing tab of your Blogger blog under the Basic Settings option. In the error page click on the View Settings Instructions.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog

A new tab will open and will ask you Next, set up your Domain with your blog there select “On a top level Domain (www.example.com). The page will be expanded.
Scroll down and find some IP Addresses and copy all of them in a notepad. Like below.

Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Go back to the GoDaddy.com and once again click on the “Add Record” button in the next pop-up select the Record type to “A (HOST)” in the Host field enter “@” without quotes and to the Points To field enter the first IP Address which you had copied. And click on the Add Another button. Do this process for four times and enter all the four records one by one.
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Setting Your GoDaddy Domain Name With Your Blogger Blog
Now go to your blog’s URL enter it with www or without www you will see your blog’s homepage as normal. The error has been fixed.

That’s it you have successfully register and set your Domain name for your blogger blog.

For applying the AdSense without a custom Domain Name you have to wait for at least 6 months with a Custom Domain Name you can apply at any time. Not only this custom Domain Name also increased the Alexa rank of your Blogs. There are many more benefits of buying a custom Domain Name.

If you have any problem then you can ask via comments.
 
Last Update: 22/7/2016

Hi. This is Faizan Gul. I am an Engineering Student and tech enthusiast. I love to practice new things and then write about them. In this blog, i would be writing about how to tech guides, tricks and tips and Tech Gadgets Reviews.

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