How to update your subdomain on your Blogger.com account while minimising downtime
I have been updating my subdomains on my Blogger.com account so that I can better manage my blogs and give it a more representative website address than the default one.
Managing downtime on my current blog is important to me. So while I still have a new website, I wanted to make sure that I minimise errors and direct people to the helpful content that they are looking for.
So here’s the process that I followed to do this.
Step 1 – Add subdomain on your domain name registrar account
By adding my subdomain to my domain name registrar account, this will allow me to update and create the subdomains that I would like for my website. In this case, I wanted to have sg.mysgmyhome.com.
In the example below, I just created a new subdomain called, “https://singapore.mysgmyhome.com”, so that I can show you what “https://sg.mysgmyhome.com” originally looked like when I first added the subdomain to my domain name registrar account.
Domain name registrar is the organisational body that manages your website domain names. In my case, I am using Hover, and they are managing my “mysgmyhome.com” domain name.
Step 2 – Wait up to 24-48 hours for your DNS to resolveWait up to 24-48 hours for your DNS to resolve. DNS resolving is a technical term. What this means, is that the servers need some time to update their records so that it directs traffic to your subdomain. In my case, I am waiting for it to direct traffic to sg.mysgmyhome.com.
Step 3 – Confirm that the DNS has resolvedConfirm that the DNS has resolved. This took less than 24 hours for my domain name, but this varies. You should see this website page from Google when it is ready. Notice how it differs from the Hover page earlier. When I see this screen, this confirms to me that Hover’s DNS servers has directed traffic from sg.mysgmyhome.com to Google. This is correct, as Google is currently hosting my website.
Step 4 – Update blog settings on Blogger.comUpdate blog settings on Blogger.com. The aim of this step is to l direct the traffic that is heading to sg.mysgmyhome.com to sg.mysgmyhome.com. As right now, Google is getting the traffic, but doesn’t know where to send that traffic to, so you need to tell it to direct your traffic.
Step 5 – Confirm that your website subdomain is workingConfirm that your website subdomain is working. Check this by visiting your subdomain website. In my case it is https://sg.mysgmyhome.com and as you can see it is now working.
Step 6 – Enjoy your new subdomain!
Enjoy your new subdomain – Happy blogging!