Custom Domain Setups Terminating With bX- Codes

During this week, we've seen a number of reports that bloggers, when attempting to setup a custom domain, are observing a variety of bX- codes. Generally in the past, most problems with custom domain setups would report the well known monolithic error
Another blog is already hosted at this address.
or possibly an equally frustrating problem
404 Not Found
recently attractively repackaged as
Blog not found

Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist.
However, the name (your supposedly non existent blog) is available to register!


My suspicion is that, in an effort to diagnose the causes of the monolithic error messages, Blogger has added additional bX- codes into the custom domain code libraries. Maybe that's the actual reason for the addition of the request for details, with the bX- codes.

Maybe we'll eventually see a reduction in the number of custom domain setup problems in general, as Blogger identifies and resolves various weaknesses in the custom domain product. Or at least, a reduction in the number of problems that can't be solved by proper DNS setup.

In the meantime, if you're seeing a bX- code instead of your blog, and a custom domain is part of your life, you're welcome to report the code with details, and wait for a (silent) resolution. Or, you can try either or both of the workarounds - "Another blog ..." or possibly "404 Not Found". If you try either of the latter solutions, and you see any change, your comments here would be appreciated by a lot of bloggers and Bloggers.

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