How to Set up a Custom Domain with Blogger

Hopefully the changes I made were flawless and if you’re reading me through a reader it’s still feeding properly.

I sprung for a domain registration for the site. The new URL is now www.outofdebtagain.com where formerly it was outofdebtagain.blogspot.com. You can get to Out of Debt Again using either address.

If you would like to do the same, there are a couple options to getting started. First, do you purchase your domain registration through Blogger, or go elsewhere? The easiest probably, would be to use Blogger’s option: How do I buy a custom domain through Blogger?

I have no idea how much a custom domain costs through Blogger.

I decided to purchase my own custom domain through my favorite domain registrar, Your Future Domain. They had domain registrations on sale for $6.95, and I sprung for privacy, which is an additional $8.95 a year. My cost for the domain registration will be under $20 per year.

Next, I followed these instructions of Blogger’s: How do I use a custom domain name on my blog?

Since Your Future Domain is a knock-off of Go Daddy, I used the Go Daddy instructions from blogger to set up a new CNAME. How do I create a CNAME record for my custom domain?

Finally, go back here: How do I use a custom domain name on my blog? and scroll down to Blogger settings (the third header down) and follow those directions.

Blogger continues to host your blog free, even when you purchase your own custom domain. The process went pretty quick. This morning I noticed my header image wasn’t appearing, so I went into settings and it was still there, so I hit save and that fixed it.

Thank you, Blogger!

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