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How to Create a Domain Mapping for Typepad and Blogger blogs

written by Nelly Yusupova
Nelly Yusupova
Topics: Blogs, How-To
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A blog that has it’s own domain name projects a level of seriousness and professionalism.

You should have your own domain even if you are on a hosted solution like typepad or blogger. To do that you can implement a feature called Domain Mapping. Which is the process of pointing a registered domain name to a TypePad or a Blogger blog.

Below is a step by step tutorial on how to map your domain to your blog host.

If you have a domain name that you already purchased, go to step 4.

  1. Pick a domain name for your blog (i.e. www.webgrrls.com)
  2. Check to see if the domain name is available. Search the whois database
  3. If the domain name is available, buy it. You can use Godaddy.com, Networksolutions.com, register.com (I use godaddy.com because they offer domain names for $8.95 per year vs. $34.99 at networksolutions.com)
  4. Set-up the domain mapping with your registrar
    1. If you are using godaddy.com, follow these instructions
    2. If you are using yahoo.com, follow these instructions
    3. if you are using networksolutions.com, follow these instructions
  5. Set up the domain mapping with your blog host
    1. For Typepad, follow these instructions
    2. For Blogger, follow these instructions

If you have a TypePad blog and are hosting your domain name with godaddy.com, you can also use a step by step tutorial created by buildabetterblog.com

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