After the Blogger maintenance in September 2012, there have been changes in the way of setting or use Namecheap domain to an existing blog on Blogspot or Blogger. Where, necessary verification authority or ownership of the domain name using a special code given by Blogger.

If we are using an older way and not verifying it first, it will display a warning or error when the domain installed, with the inscription:

"We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. Please follow the settings instructions."

Until now, a lot of bloggers who do not know the change and they wonder how to do it the right way. Here is the latest update on how the installation Namecheap domain on Blogger blog, in the right way at the moment.

First step

Go to the blog on your Blogger account, then go to menu settings> basic> Publishing. There you will find a button "+add custom domain". Than enter your domain name at Namecheap with the format www.yourdomainname.com. Click "Save", then you will get a warning error as above. Enlarge image below for more details:


At the bottom you will see "setting instructions" button, where you will be able to find a special code provided by Blogger, to verify your domain. Choose "On a top-level domain" on that page, and find the special code given as shown below. Code 1 as the name and code 2 as the destination.


In addition, you also have to pay attention to Google IPs for A-records, which serves to redirect your NameCheap domain from yourdomainname.com to www.yourdomainname.com. Because if it is not used, then when the visitor does not type www, they will see an error page, as described in the setting instructions. The Google IPs as show at the image below.


Second step

Go into your NameCheap account, and go to menus Domains> Manage Domains> and then select the domain that you will use. On the left menu, you will find a menu "Transfer DNS Back to Us", click that menu. On the page that appears put checks on "Transfer DNS to NameCheap Default DNS" then "Save Changes". Here is an image.


Then on the left, there will be an additional menu of one of them is "All Host Records". Go into the menu, then find some columns to be filled. Generally consist of 7 rows and each consists of 4 columns.

From these columns, we will use of 7 rows to complete NameCheap All Host Records setting. That's what different of previous NameCheap domain installation with the current NameCheap domain installation is, at the present we must put 2 of the CNAME.

For installation details are as follows:
  • First row: Host Name = @, IP Address/URL = http://www.yourdomainname.com, Record Type = URL Redirect
  • Second row: Host Name = www, IP Address/URL = ghs.google.com. (don't forget dot behind com), Record Type = CNAME (Alias​​)
  • Third row: Host Name = yourdomainname.com (without www), IP Address/URL = 216.239.32.21, Record Type = A (Address)
  • Fourth row: Host Name = yourdomainname.com (without www), IP Address/URL = 216.239.34.21, Record Type = A (Address)
  • Fifth row: Host Name = yourdomainname.com (without www),  IP Address/URL = 216.239.36.21, Record Type = A (Address)
  • Sixth row: Host Name = yourdomainname.com (without www), IP Address/URL = 216.239.38.21, Record Type = A (Address)
  • Seventh row: Host Name = Code 1 (setting instructions from Blogger above),  IP Address/URL = Code 2 (setting instructions from Blogger above), Record Type = CNAME (Alias)
For more details how to fill it, can be seen in the image below and can be enlarged if necessary.


After that click "Save Changes". Domain settings at NameCheap has been completed.

Third step

We must return to the Blogger account, Settings> Basic> Publishing. Repeat the first step on the "+add custom domain" menu, then save. Blogger will then be able to verify the domain that you use at Namecheap, without an error as shown below.


After that, finalization, go to the "edit" to the right of your new domain. Then, check the "Redirect yourdomainname.com to www.yourdomainname.com". As for the "use missing files host", select "No". Then click "Save".


If all step above completely done, means your NameCheap domain has successfully setup and ready to use for your blog at Blogger.

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