I can't find my Blogger.com DNS record?! Here's how to find it. It took me a long time because Google's own instructions fail.

I use Blogger.com for my websites. I find it easier to use without having to know a lot of technical things. 

However, I bought my domain names from a third-party website, and I host them on Blogger.com. 

After years of this, I tried a hosted Word Press site, I found the GUI awful and editor even worse. I'm sure it has amazing features and it looked pretty, but it was absolutely useless to me as a writer.

So... I went back to Blogger.com, but ran into an odd issue. I needed my personal DNS record to provide to my domain provider. 

The Google instructions "Set up a custom domain" say that I should get a pop-up message with my DNS records. There is noplace in the blogger interface to find the DNS record that I can find, neither in the website or elsewhere. That is an odd user interface failure. Others expressed the same issue and even ChatGPT4o Pro couldn't help, it kept taking me back to these instructions. 

Finally! I found the answer on this page:

But even that instruction was slightly confusing, so I decided to provide some screenshots so someone can find the answer faster. 

1. Go to: the new Google Search Console

2. From the top left, click the dropdown tool and select the Blogger.com domain you want to use for your new domain name. Typically, this will look like yournamehere.blogspot.com.

3. From the bottom left, click on Settings

4. In the middle of this page you should see General settings, and just under that the first block reads: Ownership verification

5. Click Ownership verification, if you are already the verified owner (which is likely if you're getting this missing DNS issue), you should see a green circle and "You are a verified owner".

6. Click the bottom block that reads Domain name provider > Associate a DNS record with Google, click the light grey arrow. You should see a result that looks like this:
Domain name provider | Associate a DNS record with Google

1 Select record type:
2 Sign in to your domain name provider (e.g. godaddy.com or namecheap.com)
3 Copy the TXT record below into the DNS configuration for darrellglenwolfe.blogspot.com
4 Press verify below

Note: DNS changes may take some time to apply. If Search Console doesn’t find the record immediately, wait a day and then try to verify again. Learn more

 * The xxx would be replaced by your personal identification.

Shalom שָׁלוֹם: Live Long and Prosper!
Darrell Wolfe
Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant | Freelancer

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