Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

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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.

216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

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.

MY SETTINGS

This includes only one subdomain – I’ve later on set up a lot of subdomains:

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Lycamobile – the most third rate customer service in the world

I’ve had really bad service from Optus and Telstra.

TPG service is really good.

But Lycamobile takes the world’s first prize for the worst possible service.

YOU CAN’T UPDATE YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS ONLINE. YOU HAVE TO CALL THEM, AND THEY TAKE HALF AN HOUR THEN, THE LINE GETS DISCONNECTED!!!!

I’ve never known any other case where you have to wait for hours to update your details to PAY THE COMPANY!

IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

 

Finally got hold of the person. He said they can’t update the details on the phone. I have to pay extra (by topping up) and that card will then get updated automatically in my account.

Also I have to write to cs@lycamobile.com.au to ask them to remove the other cards.

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