All cards, in a deck, are unique. There can be only one Queen Of Spades.
Some blog owners don't accept this rule, when setting up their custom domains.
How do I use two domains, with one blog?This question is vaguely similar to swapping domains between one blog - and there is where some confusion starts.
I bought a second domain for the blog - and the first domain stopped working!
The rule here is quite simple - you can only publish a blog to one domain.
A non published URL, pointing to the blog, will be another URL.
If you want two domains pointing to the same blog, the second domain will simply be another URL - just as the Queen Of Clubs is simply another card in the deck.
- Publish the blog to the primary domain.
- Forward the secondary domain to the primary domain.
- Repeat Step 2, for each additional secondary domain desired.
When you change domains, always re publish, properly.
Step #1 is another trick. If the blog is published to a custom domain, always republish the blog, properly.
- Publish the blog back to BlogSpot.
- Purchase and setup the new domain, as necessary - then publish to the new domain.
Always publish back to BlogSpot before re publishing to a new domain.
If you already own the new domain, you may be tempted to set up the DNS addresses, and simply republish the blog from the first domain to the second. Please, don't do this - unless you like seeingcause risk and provide little reward.
Take the time, and plan a domain change.
And learn how to forward your domain - this varies, by registrar.
Step #2 sometimes involves two separate tasks. You may need to demand detailed instructions, from the registrar. This makes a dual / multi domain setup not a task for the inexperienced.
Since a custom domain change is guaranteed to affect page rank / reputation / visibility, you'll do well to research and plan this process, before starting.
Especially when planning a custom domain renaming, one should carefully research domain redirection options, as provided by the registrar.