DNS-DIY + ONLINENIC + BLOGGER

Thursday, November 27, 2008 by Admin · 7 comments

Couple of days ago i moved one of my domain to Blogger.com so that i can try out blogger/google's custom domain. So first off you must create a Canonical Name or CNAME which is very important. You can go to blogger's help page to find out how to setup custom domains and instruction on how to create CNAME for common registrar.

If your registrar is Onlinenic which uses DNS_DIY then your SOL because there is no instruction for you to follow... until now :D

So let start

1. Log in to your account at DNS-DIY
2. If it's not already selected, click Zone Edit.
3. Under Host enter only the subdomain you want to use. For example, if you picked www.mydomain.com as your blog's address, just enter www as the entry under Host.
4. Under Type select CNAME from the dropdown menu.
5. Enter ghs.google.com under Data.
6. Leave Priority and TTL as is.
7. Click APPEND


8. Next is to make sure the domain name server is pointing to DNS-DIY's DNS server. To do this click Loookup if its Correct then your done, you'll just have to wait for 24 to 48 hours for it to propagate. Now if it fails then we have to go to ONLINENIC to change the DNS Server.



9. Log in to your account at ONLINENIC
10. Type ns1.dns-diy.net for DNS1 and ns2.dns-diy.net DNS2


11. Click Modify
12. Follow no. 8 instructions to test if its working you can also do a NS Lookup. Google nslookup and click anyone of them ex. Kloth.net,
If it still doesn't work then contact your Domain hosting and ask for help.


**UPDATE**

Regarding SysOp's question about using Google's IP addresses. Yes, nowadays you should put the following IP address in your DNSDIY configuration.

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

To do this you must create an "A" Name/Type  for each IP Address as shown in the example below.

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7 Responses to "DNS-DIY + ONLINENIC + BLOGGER"
Anonymous said...
10:14 AM

Thanks mate,

But what about if i want the google mail login http://mail.google.com/a/mysite.com to http://mail.mysite.com , what do i need to change in the http://www.dns-diy.net? please let me know again.

I put HOST = mail
TYPE = CNAME
DATA = ghs.google.com

still doesn't works.

Please help.
Thanks,
Paul


1ijack said...
1:04 PM

Hello paul,

For email to work with your domain you have to signup for a free Google Apps account. Once you have signup you can now configure your DNS/MX according to Google's instructions here.

You can read/view my "DNS-DIY for Google Apps and Blogger" post to see my complete DNS-DIY configuration. I hope this helps you


Kh.Mohsin said...
2:42 AM

You are great man, I was just puzzled how to resolve my issue and you are just great.
Even the live chat support at OnlineNic can not provide hte correct anser at once
Thanks


Basarat said...
5:08 PM

I can see that in this picture : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LSf2oQ7PDIM/SS2ak9AV-9I/AAAAAAAAI2c/O3te730dWGE/s1600-h/dnsdiy_screenshot1.jpg it comes out as "ghs.google.com." notice the ending dot : "com." I don't see that in my configuration. Did you manually put it in?


Marc said...
11:33 PM

@basarat yes you manually put the "dot" at the end.


SysOp said...
9:25 PM

Still can't get it done... Do I need to enter Google IP Address

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21


Admin said...
12:00 AM

@SysOp yes you need to enter Google's IP address. I updated my post to include adding Google's IP addresses.


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