Why do I get the “maintenance in progress, domain switching disabled” error in Blogger?

Anandu B Ajith September 14, 2012

I have been getting an error which says “maintenance in progress – domain switching disabled” on Blogger. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it? Is it just a matter of waiting?

  1. Anonymous
    October 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Google had resolved the problem....Now You can.....

  2. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    October 16, 2012 at 1:53 am

    normally this type of problem solves in 24 to 72 hours if it isn't solved contact the host providers.

  3. Umair Adil
    October 4, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Something's wrong at the Server end. You need not to worry about it. They will fix it.

  4. Guest
    September 18, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Hi Anandu,

    Yes, it is just a matter of waiting AFAIK. Blogger recently announced that "the old interface is going away in a few days" (the "classic" dashboard and profiles where you edit your blog and settings). Google is doing some major upgrades to integrate Blogger with G+ and other services, so things will be a little wonky for at least the next week or so (note I said "at least").

    I got this error too. I have both a self-hosted WP blog and a Blogger blog and wanted to redirect my Blogger blog to the custom domain I also use for WordPress, but just for right now, it's a no-go. Maybe check back around October or so -- it's only a couple weeks away. :-)

  5. Michael
    September 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    It's a known issue - check here for updates (8 days so far!)


  6. Andy Winchester
    September 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    It is a matter of waiting.

    Even i have My Blog :
    It gave me the same problem and i contacted with them and they said they are making extra feature and improvements , so you have to Wait.

  7. nowomennocry
    September 17, 2012 at 3:59 am

    try to right click -> impact element.. you can find this code
    try you change data-c value to 1, data-c="1"..
    automatically input text to change the domain is shown, and you can change this. I edited it using the browser chrome and successfully.

  8. steve
    September 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    welcome to the godaddy debacle

  9. HLJonnalagadda
    September 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    This error is shown whenever there is some sort of a scheduled maintenance work going on. It usually gets resolved within the day.

    • rejdz
      September 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm


    • Being Traveler
      September 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Its been 5 days now. I am also stuck with same issue. My blog is down.

      • sanam
        September 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        I have the exact same problem, it's been 5 days for me now too, and since I bought the .com domain for my site i keep getting a 404 (not found) error whenever i visit the new website, even though i have registered it and my .blogspot.com has successfully redirected to the .com

  10. Romi
    September 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I think this is not an issue that we can solve.May be the maintenance section of blogger doing some kind of maintenance work may be for better workflow. I don't know how much time it take to become normal condition .If anybody know that please let me know

  11. Erlis D.
    September 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

    How much time left has the domain to expire??
    Maybe you need to pay for another year!
    Also, it might be a temporary problem of Blogger!
    Since, it's saying: maintenance in progress..
    So it might be just a matter of waiting!
    Wait some more days, and see if the problem is still there or not!

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