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Blogger custom domain confusions - Check before you buy

In the Blogger community forum, I happened to help a user who was not able to publish their blogspot address to their custom domain. After doing all the debugging, there was no option left out but to contact Google and finally we have known what the problem is.
The problem was that the URL was not available for use in blogger. 
Here on, before spending money on buying a domain, please ensure blogger allows it.
Why isn't the custom domain available to buy but not available to use on Blogger?
That'd be the first question every user would ask or think to ask. Unfortunately reason is un-disclosed by Blogger themselves. 
So how do we know if a domain is available at Blogger or not?
Earlier, there used to be no way we could do this as Blogger would throw a more generic error like below,

Now, we get a more customised error for this particular case alone like below,

So, here on, before spending money on buying a domain, please try publishing your blog in the domain name you are planning to bu…

Blogger HTTPS for custom domain and Cloudflare

In BHF, there was a recent issue related to cloudflare where the browser screams the site is a phishing site. So I thought of writing up how does a service like cloudflare affect your blogger blog.

What is Cloudflare?

Well we have that written all over Wikipedia. Let's go on with why Blogger users look for Cloudflare.
Anciently Blogger users used cloudflare for one simple reason. HTTPS for custom domains.

So what happens when you introduce cloudflare into your domain?
DNS Redirect.
Your custom domain will be configured with the proxy info provided by cloudflare and when the request is hit, DNS redirect happens.
DNS redirect is bad for the site's health. A number of reasons, but the most important is that some browsers, when it detects a DNS redirection, it thinks that it is a phishing site.

What is a DNS redirect?

I am trying to explain this in easy terms. I'll try not to be too technical. When a custom domain URL is hit, usually the domain requests go to Name servers from w…