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TUTORIAL: How To Use Free Domain (.tk and .ga) On Blogspot
#1
Greetings to everyone! Please I need your help on this issue.

How can i change blogspot subdomain, .blogspot.com that we all know is always boring and too long for visitors to recall when they need to type it into their browsers to other free domains like, .TK, .GA etc?

I've searched for this similar thread here on this forum but i can't find it, that's why I've decided to ask you guys for help.

I shall very much appreciate your help. Thanks!


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Have you registered the domain from freenom.com?
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(07-29-2016, 10:13 AM)Dealwap Wrote:
Have you registered the domain from freenom.com?


Yes boss, I've done that already! Thanks for your quick response. Now what next? Please!
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(07-29-2016, 10:35 AM)Nkakad Wrote:
Yes boss, I've done that already! Thanks for your quick response. Now what next? Please!


1. Log into your
Freenom account.

2. Select "Manage"
from the
"Domains" drop-
down menu.

3. Check the box next
to the domain
name(s) and click
on the "Name
Servers" icon.

4. Click on the "DNS"
tab.

5. In the "Domain
Record (required)"
field, select "A"
from the drop-
down menu and
enter Google's IP
216.239.32.21 in
the "IP Address or
Target Host" box.

6. Repeat the same
steps and create 3 additional A
records pointing to
IP addresses

216.239.34.21,
216.239.36.21, and
216.239.38.21.


7. In the "Subdomain
Records (optional)
field", enter "www"
as the subdomain
record, select
"CNAME" from the
drop-down menu,
and enter
ghs.google.com
under the "IP
Address or Target
Host" box. Please
note Blogger may
ask you to enter
another CNAME
record.

8. Click on the "Save
DNS" button to
save your changes.
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#5
Won't work on blogger except you get a paid domain.
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#6
(07-29-2016, 10:41 AM)temmyhlee Wrote:
Won't work on blogger except you get a paid domain.


People have been using free domain for blogger but seriously it's only a waste of time when you want to change your domain to paid and you realise lot of linking has already been done on the paid one.
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#7
(07-29-2016, 10:41 AM)Dealwap Wrote:
1. Log into your
Freenom account.

2. Select "Manage"
from the
"Domains" drop-
down menu.

3. Check the box next
to the domain
name(s) and click
on the "Name
Servers" icon.

4. Click on the "DNS"
tab.

5. In the "Domain
Record (required)"
field, select "A"
from the drop-
down menu and
enter Google's IP
216.239.32.21 in
the "IP Address or
Target Host" box.

6. Repeat the same
steps and create 3 additional A
records pointing to
IP addresses

216.239.34.21,
216.239.36.21, and
216.239.38.21.


7. In the "Subdomain
Records (optional)
field", enter "www"
as the subdomain
record, select
"CNAME" from the
drop-down menu,
and enter
ghs.google.com
under the "IP
Address or Target
Host" box. Please
note Blogger may
ask you to enter
another CNAME
record.

8. Click on the "Save
DNS" button to
save your changes.


Wow! Thanks a million boss, I'm so grateful. Let me try it out right away.
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(07-29-2016, 10:57 AM)Nkakad Wrote:
Wow! Thanks a million boss, I'm so grateful. Let me try it out right away.


After doing that settings then you can head over to your blogspot and park your domain.
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#9
If you're experiencing any error after that then read This!
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#10
(07-29-2016, 11:03 AM)Dealwap Wrote:
If you're experiencing any error after that then read This!


Thanks a million once again boss for always being there for me! If I experience any bug, i shall let you know.
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(07-29-2016, 11:17 AM)Nkakad Wrote:
Thanks a million once again boss for always being there for me! If I experience any bug, i shall let you know.


Hurray!! I've successfully parked my custom domain to blogspot.com. Thanks a lot Oga Dealwap, your guide was of great help, though i noticed a little deviation from the set up process at blogger from the guide you gave me here, i still manage to get through. Thanks once again!
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(08-01-2016, 03:33 AM)Nkakad Wrote:
Hurray!! I've successfully parked my custom domain to blogspot.com. Thanks a lot Oga Dealwap, your guide was of great help, though i noticed a little deviation from the set up process at blogger from the guide you gave me here, i still manage to get through. Thanks once again!


Thanks for the feedback, why not drop the confirmed steps u take in parking it?
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#13
(08-01-2016, 05:10 AM)Aphatheology Wrote:
Thanks for the feedback, why not drop the confirmed steps u take in parking it?


Ok, I will do that.
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#14
@Aphatheology; Sequel to your request: Here's how I successfully park a custom domain, dot ml to blogspot.com.
Following the guide given above by oga Dealwap, I set up 3 A records and 1 CName Record and saved.
After some minutes i login to my blogger dashboard and entered the domain i set up.
Here's the response given me by blogspot:"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:" Here, they supply me with one more CName Record in addition to ghs.google.com to add to my Registrar DNS records.
Again, I was asked to do this:If your domain provider supports it, download the DNS settings file.
Without waste of time, i downloaded the settings into my phone. After this i discovered that the file is not normal text, it looks like this:www.mysite.ml.zone. So, I try to open it via MobyFileExplorer app, but it didn't work...tobecontinued.
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So, as Mobyfile explorer app couldn't access the file, i tried out my operamini 2 handler file explorer, and boom! the file opened. In it, i saw 4 IP Addresses to use in setting up the A Record: 216.239.32.21

216.239.34.21,

216.239.36.21,

216.239.38.21


Also included was a special TLD: 3600, to be added to all the 4 A records. Again, in addition to http://www.ghs.google.com, 2 distinct tokens, made up of mixed letters of the alphabet to be inserted into the Name box in the second CName Record and into its Target Box were provided.
I inserted this tokens after creating four A Records and the well know CName Record. Now I have 2 CName Records.
Next, I clicked Save Changes.

Logging out of my domain host site, i waited for about 5 minutes and eventually, i login to my blogger dashboard and headed over to settings, to park the domain.
Curious, I inserted the domain into the box provided for it, and boom! "the Settings were Saved Successfully," was the reply I got.
That's how it all happened!
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