Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Resolved - We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12 in blogger

Due to recent changes in blogger, Error - We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12 is coming for the most of the users while configuring the new custom domain with the blogger.

Here is the steps to resolve this error and configure the new custom domain with the blogger -

1. Check the mail you got from google after buying your domain. The subject of this mail will be something like this -
"Google Apps -- Domain registration confirmation".

2. Click on the link google provided in in this mail for creating your adminstrator acccount. something like this -

"If you haven't already created an administrator account for your domain, click the following link:

3. Now, next page will open that will ask to enter your username and password for login into the gooogle apps cpanel.

If you have already setup the admin account of login into gooogle apps cpanel then enter the username/password else follow the below steps to retrieve your username/password.

a. Click on "Can't access your account?" link in login section.

b. Google will send a mail with subject "Google Password Assistance".

Click on the link given in this mail and follow the instruction.. You will be able to retrive/reset the password and login name.

Most probably your login name will be "bloggeradmin".

Now login to the google apps cpanel using this login name/password.

4.Now,Google apps cpanel home page will be displayed.
Click on the "Domain Settings" menu available on menu bar.

5.Now, click on "Domain names" sub menu,

6. Click on "Advanced DNS settings" link available in "Domain names" page.
Now below screen will be displayed with your login credentials -

7. Save this login credential somewhere to use later.
Now click on "Sign in to DNS console" link given in the above screen.

Use the "Sign-in name" and password given in the above screen for login.

8. Click on "DNS Manager" menu as displayed in below screen (screen 1).

Now,Next screen (Screen 2 in above image) will be displayed in new tab.

CLick on "Edit Zone" link on available on wscreen.

9. Now add the two CNAME, destination(given in your error screen - "We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12").

This can be added by clicking "Quick Add" link below CNAME section and then press "Save Zone File" button.

10. Now your verification is done, you can configure your custom domain with the blogger. Enjoy:).

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  1. Nice! Have been searching high and low for a solution... Thanks! You're a life saver!

  2. Replies
    1. I am so happy and thankful I'm willing to tips you for this hehe

  3. Good article but I am using wordpress for my many blogs, by the way good article.


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