Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Custom Domain Publishing, And The 404 Error - May 2008 Edition

The problem of blogs, published to a custom domain, suddenly returning a "404 Not Found" when access is attempted, has been chronic since November 2007. Almost daily, we'd see reports of 2 or 3 such problems.

This evening, we saw 4 reports in a space of 1/2 hour. And we continue to see more.

The good news is, so far the reported cases all respond favourably to having the blog published back to BlogSpot, then republished to the "www" alias, using "Advanced Settings". In some cases, the victims have reported success after repeating the republishing cycle.

>> (Update: 5/18): Blogger Support is now suspecting a link between use of Google Apps, and the 404. If you are having this problem, please help us diagnose the problem. Describe your use of the following Blogger / Google applications / wizards, with any possible details (relevant dates would be useful), in setting up or maintaining your domain:

>> Forum thread links: bX-*00076

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1 comment:

Farah said...

my blogging life will be downhill if i did not meet you. you are a life saver! thanks!