Custom Domain Name for Blogger

We’ve finally settled on a blogging strategy. We each have a site on our mobile.me host. Mine’s www.dataprep.com/marksweb. This is essentially the launch point for my other online presence sites. (facebook, Mark’s Journal blog on blogspot.com, etc.). The problem with this is that they all carry different, unrelated domain addresses:

Mark’s website – www.dataprep.com/marksweb
Mark’s Journal – mdelaplane.blogspot.com

Fortunately blogspot has the ability to use custom domain names for the blog. Now the adventure begins…how to set it up. That’s what the rest of this message is all about.

Blogger has a page with instructions. I’ll start there:

http://tinyurl.com/kuw6a

The instructions say that both a CNAME and ‘A’ NAME record must be created. In our case, we have already created an ‘A’ NAME record because we are redirecting our domain to mobile.me. I created a CNAME record and pointed it to ghs.google.com as indicated in the custom domain name help from blogspot. That’s all that needs to be done.

Now my addresses are:

Mark’s website – www.dataprep.com/marksweb
Mark’s Journal – mdblog.dataprep.com