The message “HTTPS Availability is being processed. Check back later”, appears for a long time due to an error in the domain settings on the domain registrar. But also because of errors during the configuration on Blogger.
This usually happens during the Custom Domain configuration in Blogger. First, after setting up the SSL domain, the website works well but later the site may be inactive. Also in Blogger dashboard you will see the message “HTTPS Availability is being processed. Check back later” for a long time.
But how can we avoid this mistake?
Domain Registrar: (if your website is down)
First, make sure you perform the correct DNS configuration in the domain registrar. If you are using Google Domains then things are simpler, and configuration is easier.
Add two exact CNAMES (not A Host or any other record) as you see on the dashboard Blogger, similar as:
- 1st CNAME: www ghs.google.com,
- 2nd CNAME: xxxxxxxxxx gv-xxxxxxxxxx.dv.googlehosted.com.
Now, you can use various DNS entries, but i sugest you using the Google Domains name servers (Custom DNS).
Blogger Dashboard Config (to remove the message: HTTPS Availability is being processed. Check back later )
First, go to Blogger dashboard, go to Settings, then click Basic. You will see the configuration page as shown in the picture below:
HTTPS Availability switch to NO.
HTTPS Redirect: there is no need to switch this option from YES to NO because it will turn itself to NO, same as in the picture below:
Now, check if your website is running well (of course without https: only with http:)
Activate HTTPS Availability again, switch to Yes, but do not change HTTPS Redirect.
Now, check if your website is running well with HTTPS. If everything is working well, wait 30-60 minutes then switch HTTPS Redirect from NO to YES.