Most of us can’t afford to get a .com or .net or even .com.ng domaims… But opportunities to still get a top level .tk domain is available for all. But the problem is how to get and set it up. During the course of this post, I’ll help and show you how you can easily get the domain instantly and at easily. Please don’t be tired, just follow up :
Step 1 : Go to Dot.tk and search for the required domain you want to know if available
Step 2 : If the domain is available, you’ll be redirected to another page where you’ll enter DNS
Step 3 :Now you will see the default Dot TK DNS service. But we need to enter your custom nameservers so click the Your Own DNS tab. Then you will be provided to input two ” Server names “.
If you are a WAPKA user then in that Server names write “ns1.wapka.mobi” and “ns2.wapka.mobi“. Leave the IP address fields blank. If you are a XTGem user then in that Server names write “ns1.xtgem.com” and “ns2.xtgem.com“. Leave the IP address fields blank
Step 4 : Choose the registration length up to 12months and enter recaptcha
Step 5 : If registration was successful, then activate your account
Stpe 6 : Now login to your wapka account and goto SETTINGS > Own Domain> insert the url without http:// e.g. MYWAPKADOMAIN.tk.
Or if you are using XTGem then Login to your account and goto Settngs > Domain Parking > insert the url without http://
Thats it. Now wait for sometime. You have just parked the domain so it will take some time get completely set your domain working.
.TK SETTINGS FOR BLOGGER
1. Login in to your blogger dashboard
2. Go to settings and click on publishing then click on add a custom domain
3. Simply click on Switch to advanced settings. Then enter your Dot Tk domain with www in the place of www.peartrend.tk.
4. Now you have to verify domain ownership by adding two CNAME records. For this, click on Settings instructions. You will be landed to a page that having dynamically generated CNAME valus with detailed set up instructions.
5.Now log on to your Dot Tk account and click on Domain Panel. It gives the list of your Dot Tk Domains. Now, click on Modify option to configure DNS Settings for your domain.
DNS settings in DOT TK
Here, you will get a pop up window of Domain settings.
Select Dot TK DNS Service and configure your DNS settings. You will find dynamically generated CNAME values.
DNS settings in Blogger
For the first CNAME, enter Host Name as “www” and IP address as “ghs.google.com”. It is fixed for any blog.
Second CNAME record needs dynamically generated values. It means Host name with dynamically generated name (which is highlighted in blue) and IP Address with dynamically generated value like “gv-xxxxx.domainverify.googlehosted.com” (which is highlighted in pink). These fields are different for different blogs.
Do not forget to select record type as CNAME record.
To make your naked domain available, you have to add A record with following details. select record type as A record, then fill Host Name field with your dot tk domain without www (example: peartrend.tk ) and IP address as 22.214.171.124
Before you move onto next step, wait about 30 min or an hour for your DNS settings to activate.
Saving Custom Domain settings in Blogger:
Again go to advanced settings that configured in second step under publishing and save them. If you get any error, come back after some time and save settings.
custom domain settings in Blogger
Once you are done with saving, under publishing edit your custom domain and set redirection option by putting tick mark as shown in picture.
If you have any trouble in following any step, put a comment that helps me to catch you back.