How do I point my blog subdomain to blogspot?

Asked by:
chuyin5 / 5 Points
Time:
2012-01-18 11:08 pm EST
Category:
Dns Nameserver Changes
Hits:
3,472
Hi I'm trying to redirect this blog:

http://poetachuyinrocha.blogspot.com

to my custom subdomain. http://blog.chuyinrocha.com

I already created the subdomain but I cannot change the CNAME record. Please help.

This is the instructions given by google:

Click Domain Control Panel below the domain you'd like to use with your blog.
Click Manage Advanced DNS Settings.
Click Add Record.
In the Source field, enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you designated www.mydomain.com as the address of your blog, enter www in the Source field.
Enter ghs.google.com in the Destination field.
Click Submit.

To ask this user for more information, please first login.

To submit an answer, please login.

Best answer chosen by Web Hosting Hub staff

0

ChristiNi
Staff
13,688 Points
2012-01-19 9:46 am EST
Hi chuyin5,

If I understand correctly, you want blog.chuyinrocha.com to point to your blogspot URL (poetachuyinrocha.blogspot.com). If you've already created the blog subdomain in your cPanel you are likely receiving an error when trying to create the CNAME under the simple DNS zone editor. I apologize for any confusion with that. Here are the steps to take to set the subdomain to point to blogspot:

First, remove the subdomain in your cPanel
Next, navigate to the Simple DNS Zone Editor in cPanel
If have a dropdown menu available under Select a Domain, choose chuyinrocha.com.
In the Add a CNAME Record fields, type in blog in the Name field and ghs.google.com in the CNAME field.
Click the Add CNAME Record button.

As with all DNS changes, please allow 4-24 hours for DNS to fully propagate.

If you have any additional questions, or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Christi N.

To submit a comment on this answer, please first login.

Christini i have been provided one more CNAME record to be entered psogyf3fwl4f gv-o4tzwlalcdmtdc.dv.googlehosted.com

shall i enter this also?

i have already entered blog CNAME pointing to ghs.google.com
anant1anand
3 Points

2013-05-20 1:13 am EST
Yes anant1anand! You will want to set those up as well.

James R
jamesr
2,132 Points
Staff
2013-05-20 11:59 am EST
Hi, I have done as you say,but not ok...
I have a site is ltcs.vn and I want to create a subdomain is chuyenphatnhanh.ltcs.vn.
I have a blog is chuyenphatnhanh.blogspot.vn.
step1:
chuyenphatnhanh.ltcs.vn ---CNAME Record-->ghs.google.com and
abc.......-------------------------CNAME Record--->xyz... (text from blog)
step2: I add chuyenphatnhanh.ltcs.vn in blog and save but not ok
I waited much time...
Day_Lai_Xe_Gia_Re_Tai_Ha_Noi
3 Points

2014-05-15 9:12 am EST
Hello Day_Lai_Xe_Gia_Re_Tai_Ha_Noi,

I looked up the Whois for your subdomain (chuyenphatnhanh.ltcs.vn), and it looks like this:

ltcs.vn.

I recommend updating your DNS host to ensure the cname was entered correctly. Then allowing up to 24 hours for propagation, if any changes are made.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,026 Points
Staff
2014-05-15 9:33 am EST
Hi Christi,

I am facing with the same problem. I have created a subdomain (e.g. trial.myownblog.com) where I want to point my blogspot (tialanne.blogspot.com). Then I am receiving an error.

As what you've said. I have to remove my subdomain at my cpanel.
After I have removed it, what URL should I use on 3rd Party domain setting? is it the same subdomain name that I have removed from my Cpanel? (trial.myownblog.com). For me to see what CNAME that I should register to my DNS Simple editor?

Thanks a lot. Please help!

Anne



Anne_wtrm
3 Points

2014-07-03 12:39 am EST
Hello Anne,

Yes you want to remove the subdomain from cPanel trial.myownblog.com.

After that has been removed you want to click on the Simple DNS Zone Editor, then select your myownblog.com domain.

Under the Add a CNAME Record section fill out these values:

Name: trial
CNAME ghs.google.com

The CNAME record is basically an alias for your trial.myownblog.com URL and by setting it to ghs.google.com you're setting Google's server's to handle this subdomain instead of the local web server.

Please let us know if you had any further questions at all.

- Jacob
JacobN
3,661 Points
Staff
2014-07-03 5:30 am EST
Hi JacobN,

Until now it is not working, it is the same error. I did follow your instructions. Is there anything I should do to redirect it to my blog?

Please help. Please let me know what information I should provide to sort this out.

Thanks,

Anne
Annewtrm
6 Points

2014-07-14 2:48 am EST
Hello Anne,

After setting the cname record up with us in cPanel, the rest of the setup must be completed within Blogspot/Blogger.

Here is a link to their official guide titled How do I use a custom domain name for my blog? It tells you how to add your subdomain in their Blog settings.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,026 Points
Staff
2014-07-14 11:17 am EST
Hi -John-Paul,

I already did that as well but still the google said it is ERROR.
Here is my email Address: ******@gmail.com. Is there any possibility that i can send you the screen shots, I really want to learn how to solve this issue.

"+ Set up a third-party URL for your blog - Point your own registered URL to your blog." After I click this, and enter the NAME: trial ; which enter in my CNAME.

This is the message ERROR that I have received after I entered the subdomain.


"We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12.

On your domain registrar's website, locate your Domain Name System (DNS) settings and enter the following two CNAMEs:
Name, Label or Host field Destination, Target or Points To field

trial ghs.google.com
3hs6ay535odk gv-kwbk5zqww5txvq.dv.googlehosted.com

See our detailed instructions on providing CNAMEs for various registrars or see the full settings instructions for more details. If you are having trouble entering the second CNAME to dv.googlehosted.com, you can verify your ownership of this domain with a TXT record through the Google webmaster tools here instead."


Thanks a lot. I hope you guys can help me. If you could email me on the email that I have provided. I can provide all the details, because our account is in private.

Thanks,

Anne
Annewtrm
6 Points

2014-07-15 12:08 am EST
Hello Anne,

Thank you for the information. A screen shot is not necessary, since you provided the error message. Since Google is not seeing your cname update, most likely it was not setup correctly.

If you are setting it up with us, first make sure that you are pointed to our Nameservers. This allows us to host your DNS.

Then, make sure the cname is created in your cPanel.

Finally, allow up to 24 hours for propagation to complete, and complete the setup process with Blogspot.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,026 Points
Staff
2014-07-15 10:40 am EST
Want to share this Question?

Related Articles

It looks like there are no related articles.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!

Help Center Search

Current Customers

Email: support@WebHostingHub.com Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket
Call: 877-595-4HUB (4482)
757-416-6627 (Intl.)
Chat: Click To Chat Now

Ask the Community

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and Web Hosting Hub Staff.

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help.