How do I use a custom domain name for my blog?

There are two ways you can publish your blog on Blogger - either by hosting it on Blogspot (example.blogspot.com) or hosting on your own custom domain (www.example.com or foo.example.com). You can change where your blog is published at any time, and it won't cause you to lose any content on your site.

First, purchase a custom domain

Before you move your blog to a custom domain, you need to have already purchased a custom domain from another provider.

There are many companies you can buy domain names from, including:

Tip: If you're in the United States, you can also integrate Google Domains with Blogger.

If your site's content is in a different language and you'd like to purchase a country-specific domain, you can do a search to find local registrars. For example, if your blog is in French and you'd like a www.example.fr domain, try searching for [domain registrar in france].

Next, set up your domain with your blog

Where would you like to host your blog?

  • On a top-level domain (www.example.com).
  • On a subdomain (foo.example.com).