Redirect naked custom domain of blogger to full domain

Have you integrated your domain to Blogger’s blog with custom domain feature and still naked domain shows you error 404? Read on the step by step do it yourself guide to link your naked domain say xyz.qpr to full www domain i.e., in Blogger.

Google's free service Blogger gives us an excellent opportunity to link our own domains to the blog. By linking the domain to a blog will make it lot easier by saving the time and effort. We need not to worry about transferring the complete pages or posts to another new location or we need not to learn to work in other web hosting environment.

Though it is lot more easier once you link your blog to the Blogger, linking custom domain to the blog is little bit tricky now-a-days. Earlier the old method of custom domain linking in Blogger was pretty easier. But after the domain maintenance carried out by Blogger, many of the webmasters are facing huge amount of errors. Most famous Blogger error 12 and error 13 saying we are unable to verify authority to your domain. By using our new custom domain settings, you might have resolved the Blogger error 12 and 13 easily.

Now many bloggers and webmasters are facing unique problem where the custom domain is active but their naked domain that is domain name without www qualifier seems not working and returns an error 404 saying – Page not found. So here we have provided the solution to this Blogger error 404 for naked domains.

  • First of all we assume that you have enabled custom domain linking in your Blogger blog by obtaining the second CNAME.

  • If you haven't done with custom domain linking, please go through the step by step guide provided by us and do it.

  • Now you have to do a minor change in Blogger dashboard to enable naked domain linking to the blog.

  • Go to Blogger and login with your id and password.

  • Click on the blog to which you want to enable naked domain linking.

  • In the dashboard of your blog, click on Settings and you will see the basic settings now.

  • Here you will see your custom domain and below the custom domain, you will see the blog address.

  • Click on "Edit" link which is there just beside the custom domain name.

  • You will be taken to Advanced settings of your custom domain.

  • Here click on the checkbox of "Redirect xyz.qpr to".

  • Now click on "Save" button.

  • Soon Blogger will notify you that the settings have been saved successfully.

  • Now your naked domain will start pointing towards the new custom domain.

  • One thing to remember is you must have added A Records in your domain DNS records.

  • SO that's how we have enabled domain linking for naked and full domain name to the Blogger blog.

    If you face any problems, feel free to comment here.

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    Guest Author: Shirley V.20 Sep 2012

    Step by step procedure to add our purchased domain with blogger is an excellent, this step was looking by me for the past few months in order to save money, and associate existing blogger's blog a to a new purchased domain. Thanks, very informative.

    Guest Author: Alexa25 Sep 2012


    It won't save my redirect when I check the box. Any ideas?


    Author: Crazy Geek27 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

    I think Blogger settings have not been implemented yet. But Blogger officials have intimated that soon the settings will work.

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