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"You do not have access to this service", Being Seen

Recently, we've been seeing a number of reports in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, from people suddenly unable to login to Blogger and maintain or publish their blogs.

It appears that more and more private network owners are converting their email and office applications suites, to use Google Apps / Docs. This gives the various employers and schools the ability to block people, using their email, from also using extraneous / unnecessary services like Blogger and YouTube - and encourages the employees and students to spend their time more productively.

People with Blogger accounts, that are based on the converted email domains, are seeing problems accessing their blogs.

Part of the Google Apps / Docs package includes the ability to disable the use of various Google products and services, to people using accounts in the domains.

Blog owners are locked out of Blogger, with new managed domains.

People with Blogger accounts that are based on the newly converted domains are finding themselves locked out of Blogger.
When I login, I get the message.
Blogger has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain employerdomain.com.
What do I do, now?

Not all domain administrators, even for those domains which use GMail / Google services for non "gmail.com" email addresses, believe Blogger blogs to be an essential service. Some domain administrators will forbid you to access non domain email services, from their domains.

Not all domain administrators know how to manage the domains properly.

Administrators of small domains, having just converted to Google Apps, may not be aware of the Services settings in their domains, and may need coaching - even if sympathetic to your needs. Any willing domain administrator can refer to Google Apps Help: Add Google Apps services to your account, for instructions on adding the Blogger service to the domain, that you need to use.

The bottom line is that, if your Blogger account is based on an email domain that has been recently converted to Google Apps, you may have some work ahead of you - if you want to use your Blogger account.

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