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Accessing The Registrar's Domain Manager, After Using "Buy a domain"

Setting up a custom domain, and publishing a blog to a non BlogSpot URL, is a simple enough task - when we are able to use the "Buy a domain for your blog" wizard.

Sometimes, after using "Buy a domain ...", we may still have to access the registrar's Domain Manager wizard - maybe to setup additional hosts, or to use the domain with non Blogger services.

When we use "Buy a domain", along with setting up the domain for us, the Blogger / Google wizard sets up a new eNom or GoDaddy domain owner account. To let us later login to eNom or GoDaddy, the "Buy a domain" wizard saves the login information, for our new account - in a Google Apps desktop wizard.

Here is yet one more reason why we absolutely must setup the provided Google Apps account, after receiving the Google Apps email. Be aware of the oddities of the Google One Login wizard, and Google Apps, when logging in.

The process of managing a domain, when setup using "Buy a domain", is not too complicated.
  1. Setup a new Google Apps account. Since free Google Apps accounts are no longer offered, you'll have to setup a Trial - or limited function - account.
  2. Login to Google Apps.
  3. Retrieve the Google Apps registrar login information, from "Advanced DNS settings".
  4. Login to the registrar (eNom or GoDaddy).


With later domains, purchased using "Buy a domain", you may simply have to activate the "bloggeradmin" account, for your domain.

The domain owner registrar login information is right there, in "Advanced DNS settings".


The domain owner login information is in the Google Apps desktop.
  1. Go to "Domain settings" - "Domain names" - "Advanced DNS settings".
  2. Open a new browser tab or window, clicking on "Sign in to DNS console".
  3. Copy the Sign-in name, and the Password, to the appropriate boxes on the sign-in dialogue, and click "Login".
  4. This will put you into the Domain Manager wizard, for the new domain.


If you already had an eNom or GoDaddy account, that will be a separate account - but with this new account maintained for you, by Google.

Just keep your new Google Apps account accessible and active, and keep the domain registration up to date - and you'll have no problem accessing the Domain Manager wizard, and managing the domain, whenever you need. And do not transfer control of your Blogger blogs, to accounts which require Google Apps, without understanding the risks.

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