10 Easy Steps Having Your Domain Pointed to Your Website

10 easy steps having your own domain pointed to your website

10 Easy Steps Having Your Domain Pointed to Your Website

Always wondered how to get your domain to your Blogger ( Blogspot ) , Tumblr or WordPress.com website?

Here’s 10 easy steps to having your domain pointed to your website:

1)  When ordering a domain name on the domain seller’s secure order page, you are strongly recommended to also register your domain with DNS Management (only SGD3.00).

DNS management offers a computer software that controls Domain Name System (DNS) server clusters. The advantages include reducing human error when editing complex and repetitive DNS data and simplifying the effort required in doing so.
Note: The DNS Management is however, applicable only to TLD Domains (i.e. .COM, .NET, etc.)

2) After receiving confirmation of your domain registration, enter the billing system of your domain seller ( example : https://billing.exabytes.sg/mypanel/clientarea.php).

3) Click on My Domains.

WHMCS domains

4)  Then, click Manage Domain as shown below.

WHMCS panel my domains

5)  Make sure your Nameservers are set to OpenSRS default DNS. Save the settings. Then, click on DNS Management at the bottom of the page.

ns1.systemdns.com
ns2.systemdns.com
ns3.systemdns.com

Nameservers

6) After that, click Manage DNS and create CNAME records and point it to your respective website.

 

Nameservers management tool

DNS Managementhost name, record type, address, priority

Blogger – (Beware, there is a dot behind) :

For domains, add to CNAME at DNS Management ,

www – CNAME ( Alias )- ghs.google.com.

* – CNAME ( Alias ) – ghs.google.com.

Optional option: After add the both CNAME, You can also enter A-records, which links your domain (without “www”) to an actual site (www.example.com). If you skip this step, visitors who leave off the “www” will see an error page.

 

Tumblr :

For domains, add to CNAME at DNS Management ,

@ – A ( Address ) – 66.6.44.4

www – CNAME ( Alias ) – domains.tumblr.com

For subdomains, add :

blog – CNAME ( Alias ) – domains.tumblr.com

 

WordPress.com :

For domains, update your nameservers respectively :

NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

For sub-domains, add to CNAME at DNS Management :

subdomain.yourdomain.com. – CNAME ( Alias ) – yourblog.wordpress.com.

Example for subdomain :

blog.abc.com – CNAME ( Alias ) – abc.wordpress.com

 

After that, remove other records if there is any.

Save the settings and continue with the post log-in steps.

 

Blogger ( Blogspot ) :

7. After an hour or so, go to your Blogger ( Blogspot ) dashboard and click Settings.

8. Under Basics section, go to Publishing, where you will see your current blogspot address.

9. Click on Set up a third-party URL for your blog.

blogspot publishing

 

blogspot - publishing

10. Enter your own domain and save. And that’s about it ! It should take around 24 hours for the domain to be pointed to your blogspot website. If you are still seeing the error, try again and repeat the whole process.

 

Tumblr :

7. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard and the blog you would like to update on the right side of the page.

Tumblr dashboard

8. Click the pencil to the right of the username section and enable “Use a custom domain.” and enter your domain or subdomain.

Username tumblr URL

9. Click “Test your domain” Correct the problems if there is any. Keep testing your domain until it is successful.

username tumblr URL

10. Hit “Save” and you are done ! After re-configuring your domain, you must wait up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect. When you visit the subdomain or domain, you should see a Tumblr error page — this means that the domain is correctly pointing to Tumblr, but that your blog hasn’t been configured to use it yet.

 

WordPress.com :

7. Once you logged into your main WordPress Reader dashboard, click the “My Sites” tab on the upper left header.

WordPress My Sites dashboard

8. Click Domains and click on button to “Map an Existing Domain”. Enter your domain and click the Go button.

WordPress domains

Map an Existing domain wordpress

9. If the name servers or DNS management is set correctly, your domain should be able to be mapped.

wordpress domain name mapping

10. Finally, after mapping your domain onto WordPress.com, just update your domain or sub-domain as your primary domain at “My Domains” and your domain will be pointed to your website given around 72 hours for completion. If it is unable to see the change, clear your browser cache and try again.

update primary domain WordPress