Blogger is a blog-publishing service owned by Google. The blogs that are hosted on Blogger by Google are hosted on subdomains of It is also possible to host a blog at and use your own custom domain to display the blog.

This article provides information about using the Blogger service with your own custom domain name.

URL options for hosting your Blogger blog

There are two ways to publish a blog on Blogger:

  • Hosted on blogspot (e.g.,
  • Hosted on a custom domain (e.g.,

This article concentrates on the second option of hosting a blog on your own custom domain.

How to host your Blogger site using your DreamHost domain

Registering your domain name

The first thing you must do (if you haven't done so already) is register a domain to point to the blog site. If you would like to register a new domain, visit the Manage Registrations page.

View the Domain Registration article for further details. If you already have a domain registered, proceed to the next section.

Setting the domain to DNS only

View the following article for instructions on setting your domain to DNS Only.

Configuring your domain at Blogger

  1. Log in to your Blogger account at
    After you log in, your blog appears at the top:
  2. In the left pane, click the Settings link.
    On the ‘Settings’ page is a section titled Publishing:
  3. Click the link under your Blog Address titled + Setup a third-party URL for your blog.
    Your third-party domain must begin with www in order to work:
  4. Click the Save button.
    • An error displays with two DNS entries listed below.
    • The two CNAME records that display below the error are CNAME records you must implement in the Custom DNS section of you DreamHost panel.
  5. Copy the CNAME entries, then navigate to the Manage Websites page.
  6. Open the DNS Settings page:
    DNS Settings
    • If in Grid view, click the 'vertical 3 dots' button under your domain. From the popout menu, click the DNS Settings link.
    • If in List view, click the 'vertical 3 dots' button to the right of your domain. From the popout menu, click the DNS Settings link.
      The domain's DNS records display.
  7. On the top right, click the Add Record button.
  8. View the Adding custom DNS records article for details on how to input your two CNAME records.
    Once you enter them, they appear as follows:

    Once the custom Blogger CNAME records have been set, allow up to 6 hours for the new CNAME records to propagate before the new CNAME entries are recognized across the Internet. View the DNS propagation article for further details.

  9. After the DNS has propagated, navigate back to the ‘Settings’ menu in your Blogger account.
  10. Click the + Setup a third-party URL for your blog link.
  11. Enter your domain with the www in front, and then click the Save button.

After you make these adjustments, it may take up to 24 hours for your address to redirect to your new custom domain.

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