Adding a custom domain to your blog means getting more visitors, making the site looks professional and getting a better rank on the search engines. When we create a blog on Blogger, Blogspot provides us a free subdomain for our blog, such as (yourdomain.blogspot.com).
By adding a TLD (Top Level Domain) to your blog makes your site professional to the visitors and more valuable to the search engines. Also, a custom domain is easy to remember than a long subdomain. So, it’s important to add a custom domain to your site. But you will need to spend money to buy most of the TLDs (.Com/.Net/.Mobi/.Org). I know this is so hard for some peoples who just started blogging, that’s why I’m here to teach you how you can get a custom domain for free and how to set up the custom domain on your blog.
You can get (.Tk/.Cf/.ML/.Gq/.Ga) TLDs for free from Freenom.Com. So, let’s see how to register a free domain and how to set the free domain on your Blogger blog.
How To Register Free Domain From Freenom:
You will be able to get a free domain (.Tk/.Cf/.ML/.Gq/.Ga) from Freenom for 12 months. Follow the steps below to register a free domain from Freenom.
Step 1. Open Freenom.Com on your browser.
Step 2. Search for your desired domain name. Press on Add To Cart if the domain is available. Then click on Checkout
Step 3. Now select 12 MONTHS @ FREE and submit.
Step 4. Now verify your account through an Email address or you can Login by your Facebook, Google account.
Your domain will be registered after verifying the account.
Now it’s time to set it up on your Blogger blog.
How To Set A Free Custom Domain On Blogger Blog:
Step 1. Sign in to your Blogger dashboard. Navigate to Dashboard >> Settings >> Basic and click on ”+Set up a third-party URL for your blog”.
Step 2. Enter the domain you registered with www in the blank box. Example, www.yourdomain.tk. It will show an error message and you will find some DNS records.
Step 3. Login to your Freenom account. Navigate to My Domains >> Manage Domain >> Manage Freenom DNS.
Step 4. You will need to add 4 A records and 2 CName records here that you got in the Step 2. I’m providing 4 ip addresses below.
Add 4 A records with the ip addresses provided below and add 2 CName records with the records you got in the Step 2. Follow the below picture for instructions.
Step 5. Now Login to your blogger dashboard. Navigate to Dashboard >> Settings >> Basic and click on ”+Set up a third-party URL for your blog”. Enter the domain you registered with www in the blank box. Example, www.yourdomain.tk.
The domain will be added without any hesitation. Sometimes it can show an error. If you see an error message please try again after 5-10 minutes.
Step 6. Once the domain is set, click on Edit and tick the place shown in the image below.
We’re done. Now people can visit your site with the domain you added. Please comment below if you have trouble understanding anything or you can message us on Facebook.