Saturday, 24 May 2014

How to change your blog domain from " " to " .com "

As a blogger (using the free blogspot service from google), you will observe that the web address of your blog/website ends with the extension For instance, if you choose kwadoblog as your blog address, then your blog URL/web address will be

The presence of this extension makes your blog/website to appear less professional and might have a negative effect on the blog (for example, when applying for advertising programs like Google adsense) thus there is a need to convert this extension to a Top-Level-Domain like ".com", ".net", ".info", ".org", ".net", etc.
In this post, I will be illustrating how you can achieve this using Namecheap. I solely recommend Namecheap to anyone that wish to register a domain name because they are one of the best Domain Registrar  and Web Hosting service companies on the internet today, and they offer superb services at a very affordable price.

Procedure: - Step 1:

Login to your Blogger account, from your account dashboard click on Settings tab and choose Basic.

Step 2:

Click on the Add a custom domain button under Blog Address field in Publishing section

Once this is done, you will see a field to put your domain name in. Input the domain name and click Save button

Note: blogs are not to be placed on bare domains (like yourdomain.tld), so you need to input a subdomain, for example, or
Once the page refreshes, you will see two CNAME records which should be created in your domain’s Zone File

Step 3:   

Now you may create necessary records for your domain in your Namecheap account 
  • You need to sign into your account, mouse over your Namecheap username on the black bat at the top of the page, then click Manage Domains on the drop-down menu; 
  • Click on the domain itself (please make sure to click on the domain, not just check box next to it); 
  • Click All Host Records in the left-hand menu. (Note! If you do not have All Host Records option for your domain, this means your domain is pointed to third party nameservers and you need to contact your hosting provider to create these settings). 
  • Here you create two records for your domain. For your @ field you put http://www.yourdomainname.tld (make sure you put your domain name and do not forget  about the http://www. part) and choose URL Redirect as a record type from the drop-down menu. 
  • In the www field you put and choose CNAME as a record type from the drop-down menu. 
  • Enter the value listed under Name, Label, or Host field in "Host Name" field, verification string ( listed under Destination, Target, or Points To field in "IP Address/URL" field and select CNAME from the "Record type" drop-down menu under "Subdomains Settings" 
  • Then please click Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

You may see an example of settings below:

And that's it! .. It may take up to a couple of hours for Blogger to verify settings created for your domain.

Have you done it?, Did it work for you?, Do you have any suggestion or question?, Do you know any other method of changing your blog domain from "" to ".com" ? ..... Please let us know about it via the comment box.
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