December 25, 2017
Using Google’s Blogger to host one’s personal/ custom domain and subdomains
Step 1: Familiarise yourself with Google’s instructions here
Step 2: Go to the domain provider (in my case Godaddy)
Step 3: Go to DNS settings/ manager for the relevant domain (in this case sabhok.com)
Step 4: Add the following IP addresses into the DNS settings. This involves setting up four new “A” fields.
Step 5: DELETE Godaddy’s default “A” IP address – if you don’t do that there will be a conflict and the domain won’t point to Blogger
Step 6: Go to Blogger and add a third party domain. During that, you’ll get a CNAME that needs to be added. It will look something like:
CNAME vguofopoi24b HOST gv-hkcn5naduhhzcg.dv.googlehosted.com
Step 7: To point the main domain (sabhlok.com) hosted add a new CNAME www that points to ghs.googlehosted.com
Step 8: For each sub-domain (e.g. technical.sabhlok.com) add a new CNAME with the name of the relevant subdomain, e.g. “technical”, that points to ghs.google.com
THESE ARE OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, IF NEEDED
Further, read the following to understand better: bloggertowp.org. This (vodien) is OK. A website that provides somewhat different info, here. Also this. Similar info here. This is more detailed, here. And here, on namecheap’s website.
This includes only one subdomain – I’ve later on set up a lot of subdomains: