How do I point my blog subdomain to blogspot?

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chuyin5 / 5 Points
2012-01-18 11:08 pm EST
Dns Nameserver Changes
Hi I'm trying to redirect this blog:

to my custom subdomain.

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 as the address of your blog, enter www in the Source field.
Enter in the Destination field.
Click Submit.

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

If I understand correctly, you want to point to your blogspot URL ( 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
In the Add a CNAME Record fields, type in blog in the Name field and 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.


Christi N.

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Christini i have been provided one more CNAME record to be entered psogyf3fwl4f

shall i enter this also?

i have already entered blog CNAME pointing to
3 Points

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

James R
2,132 Points
2013-05-20 11:59 am EST
Hi, I have done as you say,but not ok...
I have a site is and I want to create a subdomain is
I have a blog is
step1: ---CNAME Record--> and
abc.......-------------------------CNAME Record--->xyz... (text from blog)
step2: I add in blog and save but not ok
I waited much time...
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 (, and it looks like this:

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,

12,091 Points
2014-05-15 9:33 am EST
Hi Christi,

I am facing with the same problem. I have created a subdomain (e.g. where I want to point my blogspot ( 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? ( For me to see what CNAME that I should register to my DNS Simple editor?

Thanks a lot. Please help!


3 Points

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

Yes you want to remove the subdomain from cPanel

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

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

Name: trial

The CNAME record is basically an alias for your URL and by setting it to 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
3,713 Points
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.


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,

12,091 Points
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: ****** 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


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, 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.


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,

12,091 Points
2014-07-15 10:40 am EST
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