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Create a CNAME record for my custom domain

If your domain is registered with a company other than Blogger, follow the instructions below to create a CNAME record. This process takes about 24 hours for newly-purchased domains.

What a CNAME is

A CNAME, or Canonical Name, is an entry within the Domain Name System (DNS) that specifies where someone can find your web pages. You'll use the CNAME to associate your custom domain with your blog.

After registering your domain, decide if you want to use a particular subdomain for your blog. For example, instead of

How the CNAME creation process works

First, you'll need a corresponding CNAME record for the blog address you selected that's associated with For example, if you selected, you will associate your blog with

Second, you need a second security CNAME record. When you try to register your domain in Blogger, the system should fail and display two security tokens. You'll need to create a second CNAME record to associate the short token (example: hqzzzn56a3ri) to the long token (example: Note: Changes to DNS records may take up to 48 hours to take effect.

Create a CNAME record

Each hosting service has a slightly different way to create CNAME records. When in doubt, check with the particular company you're using for instructions:

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