How I Use Mobstac To Create Mobile Custom Domain (m.ogbongeblog.com)

For sometimes now, Mobstac has been powering the mobile version of my blog, considering the fact that it allows me to monetize the mobile version of my blog easily, though the service is no more FREE of charge. If you use Mobstac to create a mobile version of your blog, you will get a mobstac subdomain similar to http://ogbongeblog.mobstac.com. So, in this post, I am sharing with you, how I changed this mobstac sub-domain ( ogbongeblog.mobstac.com) to a custom domain ==> m.ogbongeblog.com.

For you to create this mobile custom domain for your blog, your blog must be running on a custom domain. I mean, your blog must have an address like www.mydomain.com instead of www.mydomain.blogspot.com. I can help you change your blogspot address to a dot com address if you do not know how to do it.

More so, you must know what DNS records are and you should have access to where you can make changes to your zone settings right from the dashboard of your domain name registrar. Don Caprio's post on Mobstac custom domain gave me an idea of the changes to make and I will be sharing with you how I made the changes.

I registered my domain name with www.web4africa.net, Hence I will be using their dashboard as guide. Don't worry, just follow the steps to get the idea of how to make the changes irrespective of where you registered your domain name.


==> Log in to Web4africa

==> Click on "My Domain" sub-heading

==> You will see one small green arrow icon next to the domain name you want to configure. Click on it.

==> Scroll down till you see the "DNS Management" button. Click on it. You should now see the "DNS Management" page.

What you need to do now irrespective of where you registered your domain name, is to add an entry with NAME="m", TYPE="CNAME" and  with VALUE="mysite.mobstac.com."

Mind you, you can use wap.mysite.com or even mobile.mysite.com, instead of m.mysite.com It is just a matter of choice.

NOTE: mysite.mobstac.com is your blog's mobstac address

The picture below shows how I make the changes in Web4Africa DNS management dashboard:

==> Click "Save Changes"

==> Now go to your blog’s html and locate the mobstac code you pasted under the <head> tag as explained in "How to use Mobstac to create mobile version of Blogger blog with Adsense integration"

==> Check the code carefully, you should see something like mysite.mobstac.com in the middle of that code 

==>Change this to m.mysite.com or wap.mysite.com depending on the CNAME alias you created earlier.

That's all.

If you configured the settings correctly as explained above, your mobstac custom domain should be running under 24-48 hrs.

Feel free to ask questions or make contributions with the comment from below.

Note: If you have inserted the mobstac code under the head tag in your blog html, whenever anyone visits your blog with a mobile device, they will automatically be redirected to the mobile version of your blog powered by mobstac. More so, they will also be able to access it by just going directly to m.mysite.com via their mobile device.


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  1. Hi Jide,

    This doesn't work for WP users. Please advice

    1. Editing your DNS settings doesn't have anything to do with wordpress bro in as much as you have access to the DNS management tools.

  2. web4africa doesnt include DNS management for .com.ng . What can we do?

    1. I guess you will have to pay some extra fee for you to have access to the DNS management

  3. how long doesnt takes to show up adsense ads after inserting the pub abd chanel id?

  4. Just redirected my Blog (I Bought the domain from GOogle Apps - Enom) hope to see changes in the next 24 hours.
    Thanks for the Guide

  5. Anonymous3/23/2013

    Sir please after everthing are we to choose mobile template or desktop view in the setting,cos i ave done everything but not stil showing d mobstac view


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