Rehmat Alam A blogger who has fallen in love with coding! Here at SupportiveHands.net, I share things that relate to coding, servers, E-marketing, and other related fields.

Blogger Custom Domain Without “WWW” Not Working?

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Sometimes it frustrates a lot when your domain name doesn’t work perfectly and you see a big traffic loss over your blog. With Blogger blogs, one of the most common issue is that naked domain without www gives a “Not Found” 404 error after you make a small mistake in mapping your custom domain to Blogger. I see a lot of bloggers facing this issue, so writing this tutorial to help you out in solving the problem and get your naked domain working fine.

There are two solutions for this issue. One is simple and needs you to check a box only from your Blogger dashboard. If that doesn’t work, you need to modify DNS of your domain to get it working. Let’s start talking about the fix. I’ll be discussing the simpler method first. Try it. If it fixes your problem, then it is good. Otherwise go for the second one.

Fix1 – Redirect non-www to Full Domain

To get your non-www domain working, follow below instructions.

  • Go to http://blogger.com and choose the blog at which the issue is present
  • In your blog’s dashboard, go to Settings>Basic
  • Click on “Edit” in front of your blog address (custom domain)
  • In next screen, check the box saying “Redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com” and save changed

Now visit your blog and see either the problem has fixed or not. If it didn’t get fixed by above change, proceed to next step.

Modify DNS Records

It is a little bit complicated and you may face a slight difficulty if you don’t have any experience with DNS. To get your non-www domain working on your Blogger blog, follow below instructions:

  • Log-in to your domain control panel and navigate to its DNS settings
  • In DNS section, look for any record with “@” as host name. If you don’t find the “@” record, look for a blank field as host
  • Most likely, you will unable to find any host record with “@” value. So add one
  • To add the value, click on add new value, select URL redirect or CNAME and write @ in host name. In destination or target field, type your full domain along with www
  • Save the DNS changes. Your domain should start working in a while

DNS control panel varies from registrar to registrar, so it is difficult for me to guide you by writing exact values. Below screenshot is my NameCheap’s domain panel. It will generate an idea about the DNS modification in your mind if above instructions didn’t make you understand about the setup.

If your non-www domain is still giving error and you can’t get it fixed, you can leave a comment below and I’llΒ help you in solving your issue.

Rehmat Alam A blogger who has fallen in love with coding! Here at SupportiveHands.net, I share things that relate to coding, servers, E-marketing, and other related fields.

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33 Replies to “Blogger Custom Domain Without “WWW” Not Working?”

  1. Hi Rehmat

    Thank you so much for your help. Yes indeed, setting the DNS from my Domain centrol was rather difficult but I managed and I hoped it is now completed.

    You have been great help and I really appreciate it. I will definately recommend all my friends to get in touch with you when they have problems with their blog. Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow.

    Once again, thank you so much for your useful instructions and help πŸ™‚

    1. Hi James, I am happy that the instructions helped you in solving your issue. I checked your blog and now it is working perfectly. Thank you for appreciation πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Rehmat, is James again.

    My friends try ti comment on my blog but when they pull up my blog and there is no Add Comment box for them to put their comment on Blogger.

    Are you able to show me how I can put my ‘Add comment’ box so people or friends can leave their comments.

    Thanks
    James

    1. Hi James,
      Nice to see you back here πŸ™‚ . Have you checked the settings for comments in Blogger dashboard? I assume you have disabled the comments. Check this screenshot, if comments are enabled and still the box isn’t showing up, let me know, I’ll look into template.. Here is the screenshot: http://prntscr.com/1sy4vo

  3. Rehmat,

    I had to stop to comment and tell you thank you so very much for this post. I have had an insanely difficult time for WEEKS now trying to figure out why my domain would NOT go to my blog! I’ve been on the phone with GoDaddy numerous times and no one could help me. This fixed everything and I can finally advertise my custom domain to all my readers. You have truly saved so much time and stress from recurring in my life. THANK YOU in endless ways.

    Brynne

  4. Your post helped me perfectly! Thank you for that. I couldn’t figure out what the problem was, but the first solution was the answer.

    1. Hi Bhaskar, Blogger doesn’t allow naked domains (myblog.com) and you need to use www along with your domain at Blogger. I’ll look for any possible solution and will let you know if I found one.

  5. man superb , you helpmed me πŸ™‚ , from 6 months i was searching for that , thank you rehmat bhai πŸ™‚

  6. please man i need your help i have same issue in dns i have buy a domain from askforhost.com so can u help me please

  7. hi br
    i want to start a blogger blog about downloads tricks many more which kind name best can i use filehippocnet plus some key words or any other popular brand name also where to find discount coupons for godaddy .can me use papal to buy domain in pak i have one. i have a blog 2000 pages /day page ran 1 what happened when i put custom domain in place of blogspot domain also what happened to my hasted adsense account ,still work on custom domain also tell me if you have some articles on this topics

    1. Hi bro, can you please show me the screenshot of your domain panel? I’ll be able to help you better then.

  8. Hi Rehmat, great post but I still can’t fix this issue. Fix 1 doesn’t help and my DNS control panel doesn’t allow me to create a CNAME record with β€œ@” or a blank field as host name. Do you have any other ideas on how I can fix this? Thank you!

    1. Hi Nika,
      Can you please mention your domain? Also send me the screenshot of your DNS panel at rehmat (at) supportivehands.net, I’ll then be able to help you better.

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