Complete Guide: Hosting a Domain with Blogger Without AFRAID.ORG


In this tutorial, you will learn how to host a domain (or any other domain) with Blogger without relying on AFRAID.ORG for free DNS services. Hosting with Blogger can be a bit challenging due to limited DNS control provided by Mercantile, but don’t worry—I’ve got you covered.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Registering Your Domain:
    • Visit and access the Dashboard.
    • Select your domain from the active domain list.
    • Click on the “Edit DNS” button next to your domain name.
    • Set the following name servers:,
    • Save your changes by clicking on “Edit DNS.”
    • Allow some time for Mercantile to review the modifications.
  2. Creating a Free Account with InfinityFree:
    • Go to and create a free account.
    • Once completed, you’ll find an option to add an account/domain.
    • Click on it and provide your domain name in the specified field.
    • Solve the captcha and click on “Create Account.”
  3. Accessing the Control Panel:
    • Click on the “Open Control Panel” button. In case of any errors, try again.
  4. Configuring CNAME Records:
    • Within the Control Panel, search for “CNAME Records.”
    • Create a new record with the source as “www” and the destination as “”
  5. Adding CNAME in Blogger Settings:
    • Open a new tab and access your Blogger account.
    • Go to Settings and click on “Add Third Party Domain” under Publishing.
    • Enter your domain starting with www (e.g., and save the settings.
    • Note any error message and copy the CNAME provided.
  6. Updating CNAME Records:
    • Paste the second CNAME from your Blogger settings into the previous tab.
    • Verify that your CNAME Records match the instructions from your Blogger settings.
  7. Saving Custom Domain in Blogger:
    • Attempt to save your custom domain in Blogger.
    • If successful, your domain should start displaying your blog. Please allow a few hours for the changes to propagate.
  8. Fixing Website Access Issues:
    • If your website doesn’t work when typing instead of, follow these steps:
      • Return to the Control Panel and search for “Redirects.”
      • Set up a redirect from “” to “” to resolve the issue.


By following these steps, you should be able to host your domain with Blogger without relying on AFRAID.ORG for free DNS services. If you encounter any difficulties, feel free to ask for help in the comments section. Thank you for reading.

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