Namecheap has become one of the top domain name registrars in the world today that offer free WhoisGuard for the first year therefore making Domain name registration with Namecheap be an awesome choice to go for. If you have bought a domain from Namecheap and want to link it your blog from Blogger/Blogspot account, this tutorial will show you how to do so and benefit you alot.
To begin integrating your custom domain with blogger account, log into your dashboard at www.blogger.com
Then head to settings section and click on it.
click on Set up third-party URL for your blog.
Add your Namecheap domain name starting with www (www.yourdomain.com) and click Save.
You will the get an error of which you don’t have to panic about it:
We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12.
What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your Namecheap domain and also add A record too.
To complete the setup, you will need to Login to your Namecheap account and under your Dashboard, click on Domain List >> MANAGE.
After clicking on the MANAGE button you will then need to click on the ADVANCE DNS.
Adding the A Record
Click on ADD NEW RECORD and choose A Record.
Add the following four A Record;
@ should be on Host space and the IPs should on Value space respectively. After that click on SAVE ALL CHANGES.
Adding the CNAME
Click on ADD NEW RECORD and select CNAME Record
You will the need to go back to you Blogger account and copy the generated CNAMEs provided there.
Add those the CNAME with www in the Host space and ghs.google.com in the Value space. Repeat the same procedure with the second CNAME. Set the TLS to 30 min. Click SAVE ALL CHANGES. This setting will take at least 30 minutes to for to working correctly.
Go back to Blogger and save your settings. You will the need to wrapped up by clicking on EDIT and as shown in the diagram below and Tick that box as shown below with text as Redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com
Am pretty sure my tutorial as given you a well guide to setting up you custom or TLD domain on you blogger account using Namecheap.