As previously mentioned, Laura Torgerud's new blog is a Blogger blog. She registered the domain name, www.stampwithlaura.com 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 www.stampwithlaura.com 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, ghs.google.com. 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 blogspot.com".
- 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 www.stampwithlaura.com 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!