I bought my domain through Blogger, and now I need to move it to my own hosting. Can someone please advise me. I know that I need to change the name servers somewhere.Here we have a somewhat vague question, that can have several results. You need to be aware of three essential services, that are involved in any blog or website. Be aware of the differences between Domain Registration, DNS Hosting, and Content Hosting, and decide what, specifically, you need to do.
- Keep the custom domain published Blogger blog, and add a new blog or website to the domain.
- Keep the custom domain published blog, but host the domain with a different registrar. Move DNS and registration only.
- Move the blog from Blogger to another host. Move content, DNS, and registration.
- Move the domain, to host DNS using a third party service.
If the blog owner in question needs to move the DNS hosting, the new registrar will take care of moving the master registration to point to their domain servers.
The blog owner will then have to setup the domain DNS addresses as they are setup for the existing domain, or to an equally righteous configuration. The ability to do this will, as usual, depend upon what choices the new DNS host provides.
There is one item which the domain owner must provide, to the new registrar. The certificate which proves domain ownership, and is essential to a domain transfer, is provided as the Extensible Provisioning Protocol Code.
The EPP Code is available through the domain manager provided by the current registrar. For a domain purchased using "Buy A Domain", this is yet another reason why you need your Google Apps desktop activated.
If the blog owner is moving hosting of the content itself, and won't be publishing on Google servers any more, the new registrar / content host should take care of the domain transfer, completely. The owner will now have to figure out how to transfer the web site content, which will likely involve a migration effort, or recoding from scratch.
It's possible, but not certain, that the content can be moved by exporting from Blogger, and importing to the new host - if the new host can read .xml Blogger content.
Regardless what exactly the owner decides to do, the next contact should be with the new domain hosting service or registrar. Their support staff should provide detailed setup instructions, or at least address the general support issues.