I already discuss about domain in my other post “How to start Blogging“. Web server use IP address to open any page or site on Internet. Unique domain name given to these IP address’s.
Domain Vs Sub-Domain: Most of the new users confuse in Domain name and sub-domain name. I will explain it by example like my site “www.eptmoney.com”,”www.blogger.com” are examples of main domain name and “www.study.eptmoney.com”, “www.onlinestudy.blogspot.com”, “www.estudy.wordpress.com” are examples of sub domains.
Domain name: “www.username.com”
Sub domain name: “www.username.maindomainname.com”
Many sites provides free tools for your blogs using their sub domain name like “http://www.upgrade2u.blogspot.in/” in blogger or you can configure your own domain name also.
Later I will discuss Benefits of self purchased domain name rather than using free sub-domain names.
Domain Name Setting with Blogger: You can configure your own domain name with your blog. Follow the below steps to configure your own domain name in blogger with Godaddy:
1. Go to your Blogger settings. Click on “Basic”
2. Click on “+ Set Up a third-party URL fo your blog”
3. New stack page will open like above showing : Type the name using “WWW” otherwise showing error like below.
Type your domain name purchased from godaddy or any other domain provider services. Click on save the page will shown like below:
4. Now it is high time to setting login to your domain name provider “Godaddy.com”.
You can click on DNS setting file. New file will be download. Open this file with notepad. You will see IP address showing below cname setting like this:
IN CNAME ghs.google.com
IN CNAME ****************googlehosted.com
You can add these setting by click on “Add record”
( Manage Domains -> Manage DNS – >In DNS Zone FIle shown below page )
After save all settings
If you have any confusion on IP address setting then You can also read google provider setting notes. click the link below: