Is your Blogger blog’s custom domain not working without WWW? What can you do to fix the problem with naked domain not showing up your Blogger blog?
You can also enter A-records, which links your naked domain (example.com) to an actual site (www.example.com). If you skip this step, visitors who leave off the “www” will see an error page. (Source: Google Support)
With a custom domain, you can establish yourself as a professional blogger with a brand identity and catchy web address. This means you don’t have to use rather boring Blogger URL yourblog.blogspot.com to reach your blog. You blog visitors enter your domain URL.
To point your Blogger blog to your custom domain name, you need to set up your domain settings by updating your Blogger account and your domain DNS Zone File. Read how to set up your Blogger blog with custom domain.
Log in to your domain registrar account and edit the www CNAME record for the domain name. Also, add the other CNAME provided by Google/Blogger. This ensures that when a visitor types your domain name with www in the Web browser, your Blogger/BlogSpot blog shows up.
Blogger only supports www subdomains for custom domain with blogs. If your Blogger custom domain is not fixed properly, the naked domain (without www) might not show up and take the user to an error page.
How to Fix Blogger Custom Domain Not Working Without WWW?
Solution 1: You can fix the problem by redirecting the naked (http://) domain to www subdomain directly with your domain registrar. This redirects all domain visitors to the www version even before they reach Blogger web servers requesting our blog. Do not forward the www subdomain.
Solution 2: Alternatively, you can add A Name records for your domain name so that the Blogger blog with custom domain shows up without www as well. If using the A record option, make sure to redirect the naked domain to www in Blogger settings.
You’ll need to create separate A records for each of the IPs listed in step 9 of this Google help article. Enter your domain name in the format example.com, and list the IP addresses shown below in the “A” section. You’ll need to create four separate A-records which point to four different Google IPs. For each A record, the host name should be @. By defining the host @, you are telling the domain registrar/handler to visit the defined IPs for naked domain without www.
For instructions on configuring separate A records, please refer to the instructions provided by your domain registrar. For Godaddy, visit Manage DNS under the segment Adding or Editing A Records.
This should fix your Blogger custom domain error of your Blogger blog custom domain not working without WWW. Check it out yourself by typing the blog’s custom domain without www in your web browser.