Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Where To Get a Custom Domain Name for Blogger (blogspot)

To consider a custom domain name for your Blogspot blog at, the first question come up to you is most likely this: Where should I go to get a custom domain name?

You can get a custom domain name either from (Google) directly or from other independent registrars.

But please note: After Blogger's latest update in late September, some domain registrars may not be able to provide proper DNS setup for Blogger, therefore make sure the domain registrar works for Blogger !

Note: Domain name can not be purchased directly from Blogger site any more.

Choice 1:  Get domain name from directly (Google) (Google) actually does not manage or provide domain name directly, if you order custom domain from your Blogger's dashboard, Google will guide you through the purchase process and give you the choice to either get a domain name from eNom or Godday, at a rate of $10.0 per year. The custom domain will be set up and running automatically once you finish your purchase. 

Concern: Because you are using the same account running your Blog and the domain registration, you blog issue with Google may also cause problem with your domain name.

We have heard many bad stories that when people registered domain name from their hosting companies, they got trouble to transfer later when they want to move. So it's always a good idea (for me, it's a must !) to register your domain name from a separate domain name registrar to enjoy the freedom of full control of your domain.

Choice 2: Get domain name from other independent domain name registrars

A few best domain name registrars are Goddady,
  • GoDaddy- the most reputable and world largest domain name registrar. Godday provides the most reliable services and best domain price all the time. always provides special deals for domain names, currently .com domain is $7.99, domain privacy (optional) is $10. If you'd like to get both the domain name and privacy, the combination is around $18.0 a year.

    Godaddy domain name setup works well with Blogger.

    Godaddy's official website
    : ,
    Special deal page: $ Domain with Free InstantPage Website Builder from

  • Namecheap- bloggers' most preferable domain name provider. Namecheap is a new star in domain name registration market, provides fast, open, friendly and reliable service, easy to follow procedure, currently its service is rated 4.6 out of 5 on Google Checkout. Namecheap domain name is at a low rate of $10.69 per year (not cheapest), but with domain privacy (WhoIsGuard service) free for first year and $2.88 afterwards, it provides a cheap combination- $13.6 per year for both Domain name and Privacy protection. domain name works well with Blogger.

    Namecheap official website

    If you'd like to know the details of how to set up your Namecheap domain for Blogger, check out my other post below:
Another company,, provides cheapest Domain and privacy (free for life time !) combo. Unfortunately currently has issue with its DNS setting for Blogger.

So avoid till the problem fixed.

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  1. The information which you shared here is valuable.I wish to share my ideas.I have registered my domain and website in same site .I preferred this site i registered my domain and hosting at 6$ in linux platform/I have been happy with their service till now.

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing such a nice post!

    Register a custom domain name for your blogger's blog can be done by registering the domain names from blogger or you can register domain names from domain registrars.