Saturday, August 1, 2009

How I setup my GoDaddy domain with Blogger

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 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 and lead to this blog.

But that’s not how I really wanted things to be configured. I really wanted the blog registered at and then have and the www subdomain redirect to This turned out to be really easy to accomplish.

  1. Follow the directions in this article but in the CNAMES section, create a “blog” record and direct it to
  2. Edit the “www” record (create one if there isn’t one) and direct it to “@” (without quotes).
  3. When configuring Forwarding, set the Forward to field to
  4. Within your Blogger account setup, set your custom domain to

After you’ve saved everything, it may take a couple of hours for the changes to take effect.

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