Blogger Custom Domain and Pitfalls Avoidance#
This article will introduce how to add a custom domain to Blogger and provide specific settings for Cloudflare and other domain providers.
Step 1: Register a Domain#
Purchase a domain from your preferred domain provider. We recommend GoDaddy because it is affordable. You can search on Google for specific ways to purchase a domain and transfer it to Cloudflare.
Step 2: Enter Custom Domain in Blogger#
Click on "Custom Domain" in Blogger.
Enter your custom domain. If you want to access your website directly through example.com instead of using a prefix like prefix.example.com, add "www." before your domain. If you need a different prefix, change "www." to your desired prefix. You will be prompted to add two CNAME records for DNS resolution.
Step 3: DNS Resolution#
Go to the Cloudflare DNS resolution panel and enter the two CNAME records provided by Google. Then click "Confirm".
Make sure to click on the small cloud icon to change it to gray for DNS proxy. Otherwise, Blogger will keep reminding you that the settings cannot be refreshed.
Re-enter the domain in Blogger. If there are no error prompts, the custom domain setup is complete.
Step 4: Redirect#
Similar to Step 3, go back to the Cloudflare panel and continue adding DNS records. Set the following four IP addresses as A records:
The custom domain setup is now complete!
PS: According to Google, it may take up to 24 hours for DNS resolution to take effect. However, in our experience, it usually happens quickly. You can try refreshing multiple times.