As previously mentioned, Laura Torgerud's new blog is a Blogger blog.  She registered the domain name, and it is mapped to her blogger address.

First, you need to register a domain name.  Click here for instructions on how to register a domain name with Go Daddy, but you can also register a domain name with other companies as well.

To map a domain name to a Blogger blog, you have to modify the CNAME record in your Go Daddy account for example, and then also do a few things in Blogger – to all be explained below.

Modify the CNAME in Go Daddy

  • Login to Go Daddy.
  • Click on My Account from the right, upper area.
  • Then click on Domains in the left sidebar area under My Products.
  • Click on your Domain Name (such as for this example).
  • In the middle, under Forwarding.  Make sure it is turned off!  If you see something there, click on it and then uncheck the Enable so it then becomes inactive (unchecked/disabled) and no forwarding is present.
  • Then, from under Total DNS, click on the bottom link, "Total DNS Control and MX Records."
  • Here check the box to the left of www
  • Then all the way to the right, click on the Pencil icon to Edit.
  • Click Yes to the prompt about editing the CNAME record.
  • From the next screen, leave the alias as www.
  • In the Points To box, This is the same for all Blogger blogs!
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK when you get the successful change message.

Setup Domain Mapping In Blogger

  • Login to Blogger.
  • From the Dashboard, click on Settings.
  • Then click on the Publishing tab.
  • It currently says "You're publishing on".
  • Underneath that, it says Switch To: Custom Domain.  Click on Custom Domain.
  • Then under "Buying a Domain" go to the right and you'll see text "Already have a Domain? Switch to Advanced Settings".  Click on Switch to Advanced Settings.
  • Then where it says Your Domain, enter your domain name, such as for this example.
  • Then enter the verification letters/characters under Word Verification.
  • Then click on Save Settings.
  • Then click on View Blog and it's live, it's mapped, you're done!

Hope this helps!

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