Working with Bigrock in Blogger

My last article was a how to tutorial and it nicely demonstrates how bloggers can add Godaddy domain to their blogger blog. So, I thought of making another how to tutorial for Bigrock users. This is going to be a simple tutorial also.

Tutes Inside- Working With Bigrock In Blogger


Adding a custom domain has its own value and I already explained it before also. In case you missed it:-

The need of custom domain explained

Not only the need but you should also be aware of the negative effects it can have on your blog. See the detailed article here:-

Changing web address of a blog

If you have a Godaddy domain then I'd suggest you to visit this article:-

Working with Godaddy in Blogger

While there are many domain registration sites, Bigrock is a famous name among new and professional bloggers.

Let's get started..

Steps to follow

1. Open Blogger in one tab and Bigrock in another

Tabs In Browser

2. In blogger, navigate to Settings > Basic > Publishing > +Setup a third party URL for your blog

Publishing Section In Blogger


3. Type in your custom domain like this

Typing Custom Domain

4. Click on 'Save' and you will see some error like this. Blogger will show you CNAME records with this error and you need to add them in Bigrock domain control panel.

Note:- Do not close or click anywhere until there is a step saying so.


CNAME Records Error In Blogger

5. Now, move to Bigrock
You will be seeing something like this after clicking on account option

Bigrock Control Panel

6. Click on the domain name and scroll down to DNS Management

Manage DNS Option

7. Click on 'Manage DNS' and a new window will pop up. It's not an ad and do not close it.

DNS Management Page In Bigrock

8. Now, click on 'CNAME Records' and add CNAME from Blogger shown in step 4. In 'Value' field click on the second radio button as shown in screenshot.

Adding First CNAME Record In DNS Management Page

9. Just like that add another CNAME record that Blogger gave you in step 4. There are 2 CNAME records in step 4 error and you must add them both. In 'Value' field click on the second radio button as shown in screenshot.

Adding Second CNAME Record In DNS Management Page

10. Now, click on 'A Records' and then click on 'Add a record'

Adding A Record

11. Here, you need to add 4 A records. These are the A records you need to add

216.239.32.21

216.239.34.21

216.239.36.21

216.239.38.21

Just copy these records and add them in A records section. Leave the host name blank and add all four A records like shown in screenshots

Adding First A Record

Adding Second A Record

Adding Third A Record

Adding Fourth A Record

12. Finally, you will be having all the records like this

All A Records In DNS Management Page

13. Go, back to blogger and click on 'Save'. It can take some time and if you are unable to save it then wait for some time.

14. Once, you can save reload the page and again go back to publishing section and then click on edit, mark the redirection box.

WWW Redirection Settings In Blogger

This is it. Now your custom domain has been added to your blog.





Setting up custom domain in blogger is easy but do not forget to mark the www settings in last step to avoid issues with www.

Please use the contact page if you face any issue.
Other than that you can leave any comment in comment box.

Happy blogging!
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