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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.

How?

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 “216.239.32.21” 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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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here or join my Telegram Group here.

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  1. 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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