I purchased my domain "xxxxxxx.net". Now, I need to know what is Blogger`s hostname and IP Address. Furthermore, I need a primary and secondary DNS server. Where can i get this information?
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The people I registered with can't give me a CNAME, and so my domain name cannot be used. I've been asking them to get this fixed for a few days now, but this is the message I get from themWe cannot add a DNZ zone in our name server and point it to a NAME directly, we should first point the domain name to an IP address and then it's possible to add a CNAME record like "xxxxx.xxxxxxx.net.Help!!!
These help requests were written by folks who haven't read the instructions, or who have read incomplete or misleading instructions, like How do I use a custom domain name on my blog?.
... you only need to get the domain name; you don't have to pay extra for hosting service.would be so much better written as
... you only need to get the domain name, and DNS hosting; you don't have to pay extra for a content hosting service.
(update 2011/04/04): How do I use a custom domain name on my blog? has now been replaced with How do I use a custom domain name for my blog?
Getting the domain name, in Blogger's terms, includes 2 separate services
- Purchasing the domain name.
- Hosting the DNS for the domain.
Neither Blogger, nor a Domain Registrar, provides DNS hosting services, you have to arrange that on your own, with a DNS Host. In some cases, the Domain Registration and DNS Hosting may be included in the same bill, but they are separate services. The DNS Host will setup the "NS" records. After that's done, you have to setup a "CNAME" record, on the DNS Hosts servers, and point "blog.xxxxxxx.net" (or whatever you like, that's yours) to "ghs.google.com".
Don't use Frame or URL forwarding, to redirect your domain to "xxxxxxx.blogspot.com".
It's not so difficult.
- Purchase a domain name.
- Arrange for DNS Hosting. You may be able to use the services of ZoneEdit (which is free), in some cases.
- Setup a "CNAME" record.
- Publish your blog to "blog.xxxxxxx.net"
But you do have to follow the instructions.
- You do not need the IP address of Google.
- You do not need (nor will you get) two DNS server names (or addresses), from Google.
- You do need to use "A" / "CNAME" referrals.
- You do need to setup the referrals properly.
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