1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url forwarding For Blogger

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

Blogging is really so enticing that more people are joining the community every second. That means, more domain names will be bought and new ones are always available.

Like most popular domain name hosting sites, e.g Godaddy, 1and1.com is one of the popular domain name registration sites out there. It’s even on blogger page, where Godaddy comes first.

Looking for a cheap and secure domain name for your blogger blog, you can use 1and1 domains. Getting a TOP LEVEL DOMAIN(TLD) name comes with plenty of merits, lots of respect in the internet world and reliability.  No matter the price, it’s worth it unless you aren’t taking your blogging seriously.

Now that you are ready, let’s get a domain name from 1and1.com.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

1and1.com Domain Registration Steps

  1. Goto 1and1.com
  2. Click on Get domain.
  3. Type the address (without www) and select search to see if it’s available. E.g kriztekblog.com
  4. Available? Click on continue.
  5. Now select just buy domain.
  6. On the next page, select the number of years you wish to start with.
  7. Select Continue at the bottom.
  8. You can now create your account and fill in all the necessary information until your account and domain are ready.
 

HOW TO LINK 1AND1.COM DOMAIN TO BLOGGER BLOG

Getting a new domain name is useless if it’s not put to work. Now it’s time to let blogger know you are serious about what you are doing.
  • First of all, go to blogger.com
  • Click on the blog you wish to add the domain.
  • Select settings. Under blog address publishing, tap on edit.
  • In the field for Http, enter your full site address. E.g www.kriztekblog.com
  • Now click save.
  • You should see an error and two CNAMEs like in the image below.
1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

Each CNAME is composed of two parts – Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to. The first CNAME is the same for everyone, Name being “www” and Destination “ghs.google.com.”

The second CNAME is unique to your blog and your Google Account alone.

Just take note of the values there, especially the second line. Copy the values as it is and create a new tab in your web browser.

 

OPEN A NEW TAB.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Select Edit domain settings.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

From Subdomain overview, select Create Subdomain

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Enter your subdomain. For example, if you choose www.kriztekblog.com for your blog’s address, just enter www
  • Tick the prompt and then Save.
  • Click on the subdomain(www) that you just created, select Edit DNS Settings.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Select CNAME.
  • In the “Alias” section, enter yourdomain.ghs.googlehosted.com. For example, if you picked www.kriztekblog.com as your address, enter www.kriztekblog.com.ghs.googlehosted.com

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Tick the prompt and select Save.
  • Now it’s time to add the most important part, the second line under NAME and DESTINATION.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Go back and select Create Subdomain again.
  • Enter or copy and paste the short value under www on your blogger page.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Tick the prompt and select Save.
  • Make sure you are in subdomains overview, where you would see the old and new subdomains you created.
  • Select Edit DNS Settings for the new domain you just created.
  • You should now see CNAME, select it.
  • In the “Alias” section, copy and paste the next value under ghs.google.com which is longer than the rest.

1and1 Domain Name Registration, Setup And Url Forwading For Blogger

  • Click Save and accept any prompt.
  • Your domain is now ready to be verified.
  • Wait for about 1 minute, then go back to your blogger page tab, Click on save.
  • You should now see a successful notification and your new blog address will become active.
  • Don’t forget to tick redirect *example.com to www.example.com

ACCESS YOUR URL WITH OR WITHOUT THE WWW PREFIX

 

Try accessing your blog without www, e.g (example.com) If you notice its not showing up without the www, then you need to do a URL redirect or forwarding.
  • Goto 1and1.com
  • Click on the drop-down menu and select Domains.
  • Click on Manage Domain.
  • Select Edit destinations.
  • Under destination, tick Redirect.
  • Under Redirect destination, enter your full blog address with www and select Http Redirect under type.
ACCESS YOUR URL WITH OR WITHOUT THE WWW PREFIX
  • Now click on save. Your blog should now load with or without the www prefix.

I have said a lot and took my time to make it very clear. After following the steps to get a domain from 1and1, set it up and start using it, kindly share the post and also drop your comments.

Got issues, please drop your comments and don’t forget to share. 

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