Publishing blogger blog through a custom domain

So I decided to publish my blogspot blog to a custom domain in blogger's PUBLISH ON A CUSTOM DOMAIN IN DASHBOARD'S SETTINGS. Basically, the easiest way to register a domain is to buy your domain directly through Blogger by Google checkout for $10 a year and register your domain name along with google apps with their partner webhosting, and in my case, eNom. Though of course you can purchase from somewhere else. So what happened was after you filled up the new domain name you just purchased with google it produces an error "Another blog is already hosted at this address" when it is your blog. Given the DNS has to propagate yet, you have to wait up to two days before it can go live. But I was on the third day, and I got no reply from support about it, so I contacted eNom support already. At least they replied though I an not a direct costumer. A few reads solved it all, thanks.

The Real Blogger Status: Another blog is already hosted at this address

So, you have to research why the wizard isn't seeing the DNS referral that you presumably setup.

In some cases, you may have made a mistake in the DNS setup. Double check your DNS referral first.
In other cases, the problem is a bug in the Blogger database, or maybe in the "ghs.google.com" database itself.
It's possible that you may be able to reset the problem, using Google Apps. In some cases, this will work even for those not currently using Google Apps.
If you're not registered for Google Apps, you'll have to register.
Disable (if necessary), then enable the Web Pages service in Google apps.
Create, then Publish a Google Apps page, using Google Page Creator.
Again disable the Web Pages service.
If you want to use the Web Pages service, re enable it.
If that doesn't work either, use Blogger Contact, and let them know of the problem.

Somehow it was the Google Web Pages service of the Google apps, which I don't care for now, that prevents me from using the domain name for my blog. Again, I just disable the Web page service, which I can enable again, should I want, later.

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3 comments:

  durex performa

January 9, 2008 at 4:19 AM

Very helpful article. I don't know about others but this article helped me lot. I was looking for this kind of article where I. can get help for my first blog. Thanks for sharing.

  lotis

January 9, 2008 at 4:52 AM

you are welcome. that did the trick. others have to disbale some services too, but in my case, I disabled google apps web page service. congrats.

  Ultimate Cosmetics

January 9, 2008 at 6:10 AM

Congrats. Very Helpful article. Thanks for sharing.