My readers can't view the blog - they get a redirection count error!
DNS analysis shows a properly setup domain. When we try to examine the blog, we see a private blog notice - or we are required to login.
But why a private blog, using a custom domain?
The purpose of publishing to a custom domain is to increase readership - by making a blog more visible, using a non BlogSpot URL.
A private blog has limited readership, based on permissions provided by the owner. The need to make a blog private conflicts with the need to increase reader population.
Besides the functional conflict, there's a second problem with combining a custom domain published blog, and access by invitation. Both the custom domain redirection, and the private blog redirection involve interstitial code.
This is a private blog. Combine this, and a custom domain redirection - and you get trouble.
A potential blog reader, when accessing the blog by the BlogSpot URL, will redirect to the domain URL - and then to the access checking interstitial. Some browsers will interpret this as a possible security issue, and cite
Too many redirections!
In other cases, the two redirections may lead to a redirect loop - and the reader will see a white screen of death.
What ever the result - "Too many redirections", or a redirect loop, the potential reader will never see the blog.
If you want to publish a blog, and limit reader access by invitation, you're better off publishing to BlogSpot. If you want to use a non BlogSpot URL, a public blog makes sense.
You are allowed to publish a #Blogger blog with a designated reader population - and you're allowed to publish a blog to a non BlogSPot URL.
You can publish a private blog to a custom domain, if you wish - but this is not recommended. Learn why combining limited access with a non BlogSpot URL is not a good idea.