After too many years of Blogger blog owners struggling with setting up their custom domains, Google is now selling domains - though right now, in a select number of countries.
Having ended "Buy a domain", and its problems - and now dealing with blog owners setting up domains purchased through numerous registrars, and those problems - Blogger / Google has cleaned up the domain purchase and setup process.
This year, we see Google Domains - where Google actually registers domains, and can control the DNS hosting. And, they have developed a clean and lean dashboard / zone editor, for maintaining their domains.
I setup a Google Domain, several months ago.
Adding DNS addresses to a recently purchased Google Domain is quite simple. Start by logging in to Google Domains.
Once you login, you have the Google Domains dashboard Home page. Find your domain, in the list - and select the "DNS" icon,for your domain.
That gives you the "DNS" dashboard, for your domain. This is also known as the "Zone Editor", in some instructions. Scroll to the bottom of the "DNS" dashboard, and "Custom resource records".
There are the 4 x "A" + "CNAME" entries. You will have a different domain - but your address entries will be otherwise similar to what you see (with either "ghs.google.com.", or "ghs.googlehosted.com.").
Add the first address entry. Paste "188.8.131.52" into the box labeled "IPv4 address", and hit "Add".
Add 3 more addresses - "184.108.40.206", "220.127.116.11", "18.104.22.168" - in the same way. Then, change "@" to "www", select "CNAME" in place of "A" in the pull down menu, enter either "ghs.google.com.", or "ghs.googlehosted.com." into the address box, and hit "Add" for a 5th time.
Checkout the zone editor, for your domain. It should be identical to what you see, above. This is the well known "asymmetrical" DNS configuration, provided by "Buy a domain", not so long ago.
I don't think manual DNS address setup could be much simpler.
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