Recently, Blogger has done the domain maintenance and came up with new set of rules. As soon as Blogger completed its maintenance, most of the webmasters and bloggers have observed that the custom domain name linking feature was not working anymore with old custom domain settings of Blogger.
Whenever anyone tried to implement custom domain feature of Blogger, Blogger returned with an Blogger Error 12 saying that We are unable to authenticate your domain. This caused much fury among the bloggers and webmasters.
But soon Blogger has resolved the Error 12 and clarified that there is a slight change in the custom domain linking procedure now. So old settings are no longer valid. You have to follow the
new Blogger custom domain settings in order to link the domain purchased from any domain selling websites.
First you have to obtain unique second CNAME record from the Blogger.
After obtaining the second CNAME record, you need to add two CNAME records for your domain name DNS settings. After adding the two CNAME records, you need to enable custom domain switching in Blogger dashboard.
After enabling the custom domain feature for your blog, you should redirect www domain to non www domain name in order to effectively link both accounts.
This method works fine for almost all major domain DNS settings. But 1and1 domain do not has the feature of adding second CNAME record. Most of 1and1.com domain owners are frustrated as neither Blogger nor 1and1.com has clarified this issue.
Upon getting requests from many members in this regard, I have contacted the customer support care of 1and1.com. When I queried about the procedure to add second CNAME record in 1and1 domain DNS settings, the support centre has sent an email saying that 1and1.com team is working hard to implement the feature of adding multiple CNAME records.
Also 1and1.com officials have assured that soon the domain owners can have the feature of adding more than one CNAME record for their domain DNS settings.
Thus, we are expecting that as soon as 1and1.com implements the feature of multiple CNAME records, all 1and1.com domains can be redirected to the Blogger blogs for free of cost. We are very pleased to know about the actual status from the support executives with a prompt reply for our query.
Adding 1and1.com domain as custom domain in Blogger will definitely save lots of money for the domain owners who don't want to go for domain hosting services.
But the major question lies here is will 1and1.com be able to resolve this issue as soon as possible or not. So let us wait and watch. We will update whenever 1and1.com implements this feature.
|Guest Author: mike 03 Oct 2012|
|This is great information you have shared.|
We all look forward to your update when 1and1 has finally added this capability!!!
Thank you....waiting anxiously
|Guest Author: Angel 10 Oct 2012|
|I have exactly the same BIG PROBLEM.|
Google has changed the security requirements without counting with the service providers.
I have bought to 1&1 severy domains for my blogs and now I can't use them. Neither transfer them, because tey are too new (I must wait 60 days before it is permited to transfer new domanins).
Mr GOOGLE, WE NEED A SOLUTION!!!
|Guest Author: Ted Johnson 28 Nov 2012|
|It has now been more than 2 months since you posted this article. There has been no progress at 1and1.com. Furthermore, after hours of tech support time at 1and1.com, they have been unable to provide a working solution. (They provided many solutions, but none that work.) |
They support using the html file method. That option is grayed out in my control panel and I haven't found a way to generate a new html file. At one time during the 48 hours I worked on this I got a message that the domain had been verified, so i guess that's why the option is grayed. But I still get the error 12 message from Blogspot.
Also, they specifically advised me not to follow the instructions to enter the four ip addresses in the A record as advised by Google.
I would advise anyone considering registering a domain at 1and1.com that will be used for a blogspot blog to choose another registrar.