How to Configure ZoneEdit to be the DNS Host for a Blogger Custom Domain

As I mentioned in my recent post Free DNS Hosts, the free DNS hosting services provided by EveryDNS and EditDNS will be gone as of August 31, 2011, phased out by DynDNS. 

I will show you in this article how to set up ZoneEdit to be the DNS host for a Blogger blog with a custom domain name.


If you don't have a ZoneEdit account, sign up for one.  Then go in and create a new zone.

Next, configure it as follows (in the window below, your domain name for your Blogger blog will go before the .com shown; when creating a new zone, name it as your domain, e.g., mydomain.com.):

  1. Select Zone Records.
  2. In the first row, select the Subdomain box and enter www and in the Host-Name box, enter ghs.google.com; also change the dropdown box for Type to CNAME.
  3. In the next two rows, leave type as NS and select your nameservers in the Address box.
  4. Click Save to save your settings, then Validate to finalize.
See the screen capture below to see how it should look once you're done:


You may also want to check out my post Types of DNS Records Explained, which has a link pointing to a good tutorial at another site.

2 comments:

  1. Hmm maybe you can give me some advice here. I did this, it didn't work, which led me to your blog.

    My Zone looks like this: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/fbdbd

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  2. Thanks! This was super helpful.

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