Mapping up a domain name to a Blogspot hosted blog is really no picnic as the process could be cumbersome and to an extent frustrating.
Unlike when mapping a domain name to wordpress hosting where all you just gotta do is enter two, three or four nameservers of the hosting registrar and you are good to go. But Blogger on the other hand, you’ve got to use about two (2) CNAMES and a collection of four (4) A Records or IP addresses.
While it might be somewhat easy to follow the blogger given procedure to successfully map your custom domain name with general top level domains (TLD) with extensions such as the .com, .net, .org, .info, etc, to your blogger blog with both International and Nigerian domain registrars, it’s a bit more challenging to get most .ng country code top level domains (ccTLD) or freenom domain names mapped to your blogger blog.
If you find yourself in a position where you’ve successfully bought a custom ccTLD domain with the .ng extension, such as .com.ng, .net.ng, .org.ng, etc, from a reputable Nigerian registrar , and you are unable to follow the Google-given tutorial to add your domain name, well at the end of this post, you will be able to successfully map those .ng domain names to you blogspot blog without breaking any sweat.
At first, with most of the .ng registrars I’ve bought domains to map to blogspot, Domainking and Qservers to be precise, I find it impossible to successfully add the CNAMES and A records provided by blogger for the blogs I wish to map the domain names to.
It all started with one of my blog on DomainKing, I tried using domainking blogger installer, it didn’t seem to work. The DNS page settings wasn’t loading. It kept popping back an error.
So after failed attempts and getting frustrated, I resolved to contact their Support. I created a Support ticket explaining my challenges to them and they requested to do it from their end, just like namecheap does when you wish to change your primary domain attached to your hosting plan .
The Domainking support person attending to me requested for the CNAMES from my blogger blog which I provided and they had it setup for me.
After waiting for the changes to take effect, I added the domain name to the blogger blog and it worked. And from that point onward, whenever I bought a new domain name from Domainking , I simply create a new Support ticket requesting hem to map the domain name to the blogger blog and have the necessary CNAMES attached to the ticket and hey set it up and send back a reply. Then, I simply go ahead to add the domain to the blogger blog.
Later on, when DomainKing went AWOL, there was need for another Nigerian registrar and after scanning through some of the Nigerian registrars , I picked Qservers and had the needed .ng domain registered.
But then again, setting it up was also becoming frustrating. So I also created a Support ticket, gave them the CNAMES and explained what I needed them to do. And just like that, I was able to get the domain name mapped to the blogger blog.
So if you find it difficult to map your .ng domain name from Nigerian registrars to your blogger blog, rather than get yourself frustrated and your time wasted, simply send them a Support ticket for your and they will have your .ng domain name set up and mapped to your blogger blog.