You have learned in the previous tutorial how to use the “Footer Data” and “Page Customization” options on the Empower Network viral blogging system. In today’s Blog Beast tutorial you are going to learn how to attach a domain name to your blog. This includes how to set-up the domain in your blog and on NameCheap.com, which is the domain registrar.
Your Blog Beast is set-up as a sub-domain of empowernetwork.com. Your customer ID is the subdomain used for your blog. For example my ID is “gmichel” and my MainEmpower Network blog is gmichel.empowernetwork.com. If you have created additional blogs, this will be the username you chose for each blog. The second blog I created is christina.empowernetwork.com.
You should know by now how to access your blog’s setting options.
You need to select “My Empower Network Blog” and click on “Custom Domain”.
In the screen shot you see that there is already a domain name attached to the blog: gmichel.empowernetwork.com and www.MichelGerardOnline.com point to the same blog. This is what you will see after your domain is set-up. In the case you want to remove the association with the domain, click on the red “Remove Domain” button.
For this tutorial I am going to select my second blog: Christina’s blog and click “Custom Domain”.
Just click the blog link you want to attach the domain to. You will see the page above.
Then, you have to register a domain name. I suggest you use NameCheap.com.
Step 1: Enter the domain you have registered with the www. You will see “Available” showing.
Click “Next” to go to the next step.
Step 2: You will see the instructions on how to attach your new domain name to your blog.
If you want more details: Download PDF for more details.
Step 3: After you have set-up your CNAME & DNS on the registrar, click the “Verify Custom Domain”. If every thing is alright you will see.
Blog Beast Tutorial 7 – Setting up CNAME & DNS
I assume that your domain name is registered and that you have an account with NameCheap.com.