How to Host/Connect .com.np Domain With Blogger Easily ? (2021)

host .com.np domain with Blogger

Did you know that you can connect any domain with Blogger? Yes. It is possible to connect any domain with blogger. And you can also connect any .np domain with blogger

If you want to connect or host .com.np domain with Blogger, you will need a DNS manager to add CNAME records. By adding required CNAME records, you will be able to connect your .com.np domain with Blogger.

Our .np domain registrar do not provide any DNS management operations. Therefore, we will need to use a third party options like Cloudflare for DNS management.

Step by Step Guide To Host .com.np Domain with Blogger

The following is a step-by-step guide to add custom .com.np domain with blogger site using Cloudflare for DNS management. I am assuming that you already own a .np domain.

If you have not registered free domain yet, you can register now with this .com.np domain registration guide.

Create a BlogSpot Blog

To get the .np domain hosted on Blogger, you must have an existing Blogger blog. And I guess, you probably have one. If you do not have one, please go to Blogger.com and create your first Blog.

Blogger
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Now you have a blog with example.blogspot.com site address. And to replace this with your own domain example com.np, follow the further steps below.

Add .com.np Domain to Cloudflare Account

For your information, blogger requires you to update CNAME records. To update CNAME records, you will need DNS manager which domain registrar generally provides In the case of .np domains, there is no DNS management option. Therefore, we will use this system from third party.

There are multiple ways to manage DNS records. Among these options, managing DNS through Cloudflare is easy, quick and efficient. So, lets gets started with Cloudflare.

To add your domain in Cloudflare, perform the following steps.

  • Create an Account on Cloudflare
  • Verify Email Address
  • Add your .np domain from Add a Site button
  • Select Cloudflare Free Plan

After that, it will scan for existing DNS records. You can continue to save these records, if you were previously using this domain in other platforms. For new domain, there will be no records.

Adding.com.np domain on Cloudflare
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Point the Nameservers to Cloudflare

After successfully adding a domain on cloudflare account, it instructs you to remove the existing nameservers and point to the provided nameservers.

The nameservers provided by Cloudflare for each accounts are unique and looks like the following samples.

  • amos.ns.cloudflare.com
  • duke.ns.cloudflare.com

Bold part varies for different accounts and others remain the same.

Cloudflare Nameservers
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To change the nameservers, follow the instructions below.

  • Go to register.com.np and log in to your account from which you have registered your .np domain.
  • From Menu, go to the Dashboard. There will be tabs for Active and Pending domains.
  • Click on the desired .np domain.
  • Now, click on change DNS setting
  • Add the nameservers as provided by Cloudflare and save them.

Nameserver change requests will be processed by the registrar every 24 hours during 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Once the nameservers are updated, they propagate within an hour.

Add Custom Domain on Blogger to Host .np Domain with Blogger

Now, you have to tell Blogger that you want to use your own domain name instead of blogspot subdomain. To add the domain, go to Blogger

The custom domain adding process is very simple. To add a custom domain follow the steps below.

  • Go to Blogger, select the Blog you are willing to add your custom domain.
  • Go to Setting and find the Custom Domain setting under Publishing option and click on it.
  • Add your custom domain in the text input field.
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Make sure you are adding domain with www and without http or https. Then it should look like in the following image. In which the message tells you to add two CNAME records.

One of them is www pointing to ghs.google.com

CNAME records to set up .com.np domain with blogger
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Add CNAME Records to Connect .np Domain With Blogger

Now its time to add CNAME records as required by Blogger. To add these records follow these steps.

  • Go to dash.cloudflare.com and log in to your account.
  • Click on the desired domain
  • Then go to the DNS menu and click on the [Add record] button.
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After you click on the Add record button a drop down for the “Type” of DNS will appear, select CNAME from the dropdown and in Name field type www and in the Target field type ghs.google.com.

While adding the records, there will be toggle to enable or disable proxy. I recommend you to enable the proxy so that you can use other features provided by Cloudflare.

Similarly add another CNAME record using name and destination provided by the blogger in the error message which is unique for every domain.

After saving CNAME records, wait for a few minutes and save the domain or come back after a few minutes on Blogger and add the domain and you will be able to save the domain without getting an error message.

Do not worry, sometimes, it takes upto 24 hours for the domain to work with Blogger.

For simply connecting the domain, you will not need to add any additional records.

Redirecting Naked Domain to Blogger (Recommend)

Naked domain means the domain in the form of example.com.np. In the above setup, our domain is connected to Blogger as www.example.com.np. It means, it will not be accessible if the visitor only enters naked domain. Therefore, it is necessary to redirect to www version.

There are three options you can do redirect the naked domain to www version of Blogger.

Using A-records (not recommended)

Blogger suggest to add these four IPv4 address as A-records. With naked domain in the name field and IPv4 as destination. The ip addresses are:

  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

From Blogger Settings

To enable this go to Blogger’s settings. Under “Publishing” you can find the Redirect domain setting, just enable it. This will take few minutes to work and you are done. Now you can access your blog form both www or non www version.

Blogger Setting
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Adding CNAME Record (recommended)

Instead of adding four records and enabling from Blogger Settings. I recommend you to add a CNAME record in Cloudflare.

  • Go to DNS manager
  • Add a CNAME record
  • Enter ‘@’ or full naked domain in the Name field
  • Enter [email protected] or www.example.com.np in the destination field with proxy enabled, if you have enable in other records.

Now, your naked domain will redirect to www version.

Additionally, you can also use Cloudflare’s page rule feature to redirect non-www to www.

Use Secure Connection (https) for the connected .np domain with Blogger

Having SSL encryption is essential in any site. It is hard to rank a site in Google without https protocol enabled.

It is highly recommend to use https protocol. In blogger there are two possibilities for implementing https.

If you’re not using proxy in CNAME records

If you have not enabled proxy while adding the CNAME records this method is for you. Blogger allows free SSL secured protocol for every domain or subdomain made with Blogger.

Here is the process to enable https with Blogger

  • Go to Blogger settings for your site.
  • Under HTTPS, toggle the switch to enable https for your site.
  • Wait for 10-15 minutes to get the https enabled for your site.

After enabling the https, your site will again be inaccessible until an SSL is applied to the site.

If you are using proxy in CNAME records

If you are using proxy in the DNS records, you have to do a bit more setup. First, enable https from Blogger as mentioned in previous point.

Now, do the following to setup https in case of proxied CNAMe records

  • Go to Cloudflare Account
  • Select the domain
  • Go to the SSL/TLS tab
  • Choose Full (strict) option in SSL encryption mode.
  • Then go to Edge certificate tab
  • Toggle the switch in always use https option
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Congratulations! Now You are on Blogger with your custom .com.np domain connected with Blogger. And https and www redirection.

You may be asking while connecting .np domain with Blogger

Can I host .np domain with Blogger?

Yes. You can connect any domain with blogger including .np domain extensions. You will need a DNS manager to add the required CNAME records and a BlogSpot blog

How can I connect .com.np domain with Blogger?

  • Create a BlogSpot Blog
  • Add .com.np Domain to Cloudflare Account
  • Point the Nameservers to Cloudflare
  • Add Custom Domain on Blogger to Host .np Domain with Blogger
  • Add CNAME Records to Connect .np Domain With Blogger
  • Redirecting Naked Domain to Blogger (Recommend)
  • Use Secure Connection (https) for the connected .np domain with Blogger

Is Cloudflare Free?

Cloudflare includes free as well as paid plan. You can use free plan for upto 50 domains. The basic features will be free forever.

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