414 Request-URI Too Large nginx/1.4.1 Displaying After Setting Up Blogger Custom Domain? The Solution

Yesterday at BloggersLab, a member of the group complained that after setting up a custom domain for his Blogger blog, he keeps seeing "414 Request-URI Too Large" been displayed whenever he access the URL. I told him to send to me, the login details of his account at where the domain name was registered. He did and I was able to resolve the issue for him.


I checked the DNS settings and noticed they were not well configured. I discovered that he only set up two "A" records instead of the four "A" records needed for a Blogger custom domain and also noticed a server provided by the registrar - substituted for one of the four "A" records.

I reconfigured the domain name with the necessary settings and told him to wait while the local DNS server is refreshed. After few minutes, it started working perfectly and his .blogspot.com was successfully changed to his desired .com address.

That's all.

NB: If you notice an error message telling you that "" doesn't exist, add the remaining server addresses and refresh the page till it saved successfully.

Have you experienced similar problem while trying to set up a custom domain for your blog?

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  1. Samson1/20/2014

    Nice one there Jide. I'm currently experiencing this too. I've even abandoned the domain name when i couldn't get it to work. Pls, what are the 4 A records?

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      Also ensure you add the default CNAME record and the unique CNAME record been displayed on your Blogger dashboard whenever you try saving the domain name.

  2. Anonymous1/20/2014

    Thanks for the info Jide. Might be helpful to me someday.

  3. Thanks for the tip. What about the hostnames

    1. Apart from : and


  4. Yes @ Jide. Something like ns1..... Hope you got me.


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