Most bloggers in Nigeria who are still using blogspot as a blogging platform usually find it difficult to use Whogohost domain on their blog. The reason is because, unlike WordPress, blogspot deals with CNAME which requires a lot of steps.
In this article, i am going to explicitly explain the steps required to use a whogohost domain on blogspot.
First and foremost, if you are still doubting the credibility of whogohost domain, note that whogohost is one of the best Nigerian hosting and domain companies. I have used them for more than 3 years without any problem so you are safe using them.
I actually haven’t used their hosting before but I can attest of their reliable domain name registration. Accordingly, using a Whogohost domain on blogspot is not very difficult if you know the steps involved. As we continue, i will guide on how to that.
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How To Use Whogohost Domain On Blogspot blog
Step 1: Visit your blogspot dashboard by using the normal blogspot url (https://www.blogger.com). Enter your email and password to access the dashboard.
Step 2: In the dashboard click on SETTING (Located at the left side bar).
Step 3: simply scroll down the page until you see “Blog Address” section. Click on “+ Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog” under Blog address. This will enable you to add your Whogohost domain to the blog.
Step 4: A box will appear requiring you to provide your 3rd party domain. Enter the domain from Whogohost, and click on save. In doing this, make sure you add “www.” before your domain. Take for example, “www.yourdomain.com.ng“.
Step 5: At this point, you will see something like an error message but you don’t need to worry. In fact, we will be using the information from the error message to activate our domain.
The message contains a CNAME and www info. Quickly copy the CNAME information and www url. Make sure you paste them somewhere so you don’t misplaced the two.
Step 6: The next thing is to visit official Whogohost dashboard for activating blogspot domain. Simply click on MANAGE DOMAIN then click on ADD NEW ZONE.
Step 7: This is the most important part of this tutorial. Here, we will be making use of the information from the error message in step 5.
Simply fill the first and second box with the CNAME and www details from the one in your blogspot blog. You can leave the second and third details as they are not necessary.
Step 8: Quick pass the reCAPChER test then click on the submit button. Immediately you submit, you will receive a mail notifying you that your submission was received.
Not too long after that, you will receive another mail that your CNAME has been sent. After some hours, you will receive another mail stating that your CNAME has been accepted and activated.
Step 9: Finally you have to log in to your Blogspot dashboard again and go straight to settings. Click on “+ Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog“, and add your domain name again. But make sure you add “www.” before your domain.
Step 10: Click on save and you domain will start working. Don’t also forget to check the redirect box so that people who visit your old domain will always be redirected to the new Whogohost domain.
So far, i have taken us through the steps involved in using a Whogohost domain on blogspot blog. I believe that after reading this article, nobody will ask how to use Whogohost domain on blogspot blog again.
Finally, if at any point of this tutorial, you got confused, kindly drop a comment at the comment box or quickly send a message to the customer service of Whogohost. They will give you a reply as soon as possible.