How to get SSL or whatever for my Google Blog

How do I get an SSL or CA for my Google Blogger website. I've been everywhere and can't seem to get that information. I have a custom domain through GoDaddy. I have contacted them regarding an SSL and they do not provide them for people with a custom domain on Blogger. I'm so frustrated. All I'm trying to do is change the "http" to "https". My blog is only about crafts and recipes, but I don't like the "None Secure" notation before http://www.cafehoffy.com. Can someone please help me with this???? I'm trying to monetize my site, but they say without an "https" the monetization is minimal, which I'm finding out very quickly. I'm not a techie, I'm just a person with a blog.

My domain is: http://www.cafehoffy.com

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Blogger.com

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Hi @hoffy6675

if you use blogger.com, you have to use the Google-integrated solution.

Check

https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/6284029?hl=en

PS:

That's expected. The webspace hoster is relevant, not the domain provider.

You don't want that GoDaddy would be able to install a certificate on a Google Webserver.

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I do not have those options available to me. They are grayed out…see below. I’ve looked at that support link many times and still can’t get to the right answer. Barb Hofmeister

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Here’s the whole story. I started my blog several years ago. I purchased my custom domain from GoDaddy. I have a redirect from cafehoffy@blogspot.com to www.cafehoffy.com (http)… I want to change that status to “https”. I can’t seem to find anyone that can figure this out. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has gone through this. It’s agonizing!

Barb Hofmeister

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Click HTTPS availability and activate it.

PS: The status of that option is "No". So you are able to change that status.

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Only the redirect is greyed out? The other one, just above it, is just disabled. Enable it for HTTPS and the redirect will be available afterwards too.

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I did…this is what I always get.

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This is what I get…

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That's something you have to fix using Google.

You have to confirm that you are the domain owner.

How? I don't know, I don't use Google blogger.

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PS: Ah, I see: You have added your custom domain, but you have skipped the validation step.

Now it hangs.

Remove your custom domain and add the domain again.

Then Google should ask if you want to validate your domain.

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And how exactly would I do that?

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Please ask Google.

This isn't a Letsencrypt relevant question.

That's a question how to use blogger.com with an own domain.

This forum is the wrong place.

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Did you follow all of the instructions listed at step 2 at Set up a custom domain - Blogger Help ?

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You’re right. As it turns out, GoDaddy must have transferred my domain to Google. I always paid for my domain through GoDaddy until this year. I just spoke with them and they said that Google now has it. How would I have ever know that. Anyways, I think I’m on the right track now. It’s taken me about 3 months to get to the right person. Hopefully, it will be resolved. Like I said before, I’m not a techie. I had no idea why the blogger settings wouldn’t work for me. Hopefully, I will get a response shortly. Thanks for your help.

Barb Hofmeister

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I just spoke to GoDaddy regarding my domain. Up until this year I paid my domain charge to GoDaddy. But, for whatever reason Google now holds my domain. I contacted Google through online support and hopefully this will be resolved. There is no reason that my website that is serviced by them and they are holding my domain that I shouldn’t have https status. But, at least after a few months of trying to figure this all out, I’m getting closer to a solution.

Thanks for your help

Barb Hofmeister

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Good luck! Sounds complicated..

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It is! I finally received an email back from Google. Hopefully, they can steer me in the right direction.

Barb Hofmeister

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Honestly, judging by your domain's WHOIS record, I don't think it's currently controlled by google domains (domains.google). If GoDaddy mentioned your domain is controlled by Google, it might be much easier and cheaper if you actually transfer it to Google domains. ($18 USD renewal at GoDaddy vs $12 USD renewal at Google domains)

For the bot authorized error, you might also want to check if the "security CNAME" is correctly set in your GoDaddy DNS console.

P.S. If you do want to transfer your domain to Google domains, backup all your DNS settings and records before you do so. Because you'll lose them at GoDaddy and need to reconfigure it at Google domains.

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There is no record of my domain at GoDaddy. I paid my yearly fee this year to Google Workspace. I’m waiting for a call from Google right now.

Thanks,

Barb Hofmeister

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You say you have a redirect from an email address to a website.
That cannot work. You have to get a cert for your domain name - www.cafeholly.com.
You can have a redirect from cafeholly.com to www.cafeholly.com or vice versa. You cannot get a cert for an email address.

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