This week I made the jump into the world of blogging. I decided that the easiest way to get started would be to register with blogger.com and might as well register a domain also.
Then came the interesting part, connecting the two. Luckily Blogger actually makes this really easy and GoDaddy has an article on its help center called Mapping Your Domain to Work with Blogger Blog. I followed the directions and, like magic (DNS magic??), both http://www.malevy.net and http://malevy.net lead to this blog.
But that’s not how I really wanted things to be configured. I really wanted the blog registered at http://blog.malevy.net and then have malevy.net and the www subdomain redirect to blog.malevy.net. This turned out to be really easy to accomplish.
- Follow the directions in this article but in the CNAMES section, create a “blog” record and direct it to ghs.google.com.
- Edit the “www” record (create one if there isn’t one) and direct it to “@” (without quotes).
- When configuring Forwarding, set the Forward to field to blog.youdomain.com.
- Within your Blogger account setup, set your custom domain to blog.yourdomain.com
After you’ve saved everything, it may take a couple of hours for the changes to take effect.