Linking domain to blogger

Antarik Anwesan
Antarik Anwesan
from New Delhi
2 years ago

I guess this is a 'trending' topic on Indiblogger right now, thanks to the recent HH. And a lot of people might be looking for help in this regard, just like me.

So I bought a custom domain on godaddy. Then I followed the instructions in the settings of my blogger blog (copying cnames, A-files etc), but it didn't work. The domain still doesn't connect to the blog.

Someone help me (and others new to the domain business) out please. Embarassed

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Antarik Anwesan
Antarik Anwesan
from New Delhi
2 years ago

Guess I posted it too soon. Haha.. My blog has its own domain now!

I can't see an option to delete the topic on the forum...so, here's a link that others can use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXQS36oPmCw

Smile

 

CyberKID
from India
2 years ago

Haha, you expected it to work too quickly. DNS propagation takes some time, usually 2 hours with most ISP's to update, though, in some cases it might take as much as 24 hours too.

Antarik Anwesan
from New Delhi
2 years ago

Yeah..that was the lesson :P

Shrikant L.
from Navi Mumbai
2 years ago

Not even 2 hours.. I played around cnames for 5 of my domains many times.. it takes max to max 15 minutes to propogate the change!

Karthik Murali H
Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
2 years ago

What's the total cost? and monthly/annual fees?

Antarik Anwesan
from New Delhi
2 years ago

I just bought a domain and linked it to blogger. So it was just the domain price. Godaddy pricesvary depending on the domain you are choosing. Close to 500-600 per year.

Shrikant L.
from Navi Mumbai
2 years ago

If you are sure about the domain you are buying will last for years, I suggest get it for more than 3 years or max 9 years. Since first customer buy will be at discounted price like 100 for .com genrally on godaddy, bigrock. But when you go to renew it next year it shoots to 500-800 per year. Better get it for long duration in first buy only.

Kalpanaa
Kalpanaa
from New Delhi
2 years ago

Interesting! Glad it's working now. I've used Godaddy for a couple of years now with varied results. Thinking of shifting my domain to wordpress. I think. Is that a thing? 

Shrikant L.
from Navi Mumbai
2 years ago

I left godaddy after first year of use! I used couple of hostings. For WP, bluehost is recommended. In mumbai they are being served from Reseller club backend. So I brought hosting directly from reseller last year (they were giving 50% off for 2 year anniversary) and I am pretty happy with their service and performance. 

People buying from godaddy, it's good to browse for promo codes before checkout. I paid Rs.137 instead of Rs. 600 using a coupon code. 

Karthik Murali H
from Chennai
2 years ago

its preapplied isnt it.. I paid 99 first year. plus 600 second year , plus 12 rs a year ICANN charges

Nandhini Chandrasekaran
from Chennai
2 years ago

The 99+600 option was available for .in domains. Anyway, regardless of the package and the no of years we choose, at the time of payment, there's an option to enter promo codes which can give us additional discounts. 

Kalpanaa
Kalpanaa
from New Delhi
2 years ago

thanks everyone for your suggestions :) 


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