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Custom Domain Publishing, And A New 404 Error

Some time ago, I wrote about blogs, newly setup for custom domain publishing, undergoing a transition period, where both the Blog*Spot and Custom Domain URLs are active, but seemingly 2 separate web sites. This appears to be a (almost exactly) 72 hours while Google allows time for DNS propogation of the new URL to take effect, worldwide.

Now, it appears that some blogs, having gone through the transition period, are still not active.

Here's one case, "keith-in-training.com".
keith-in-training.com. 3600 IN A 64.233.179.121
keith-in-training.com. 3600 IN A 66.249.81.121
keith-in-training.com. 3600 IN A 72.14.207.121
www.keith-in-training.com. 3600 IN CNAME ghs.google.com.


Appears to be a normal, asymmetrical DNS setup made using either "Buy A Domain" or maybe Google Apps.

5/31/2008 19:52:36 Trying http://keith-in-training.blogspot.com
Redirect!
Header:
HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://www.keith-in-training.com/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8


The Blog*Spot URL redirected, by "301 Moved Permanently", to the custom domain "www" alias.

So far, so good.

But wait - there's more!!


No!! The whole URL is down, now.


One step forward, another back. But remember, this is a known symptom. If you are seeing the above display (but only the above display):
  1. Publish the blog back to it's previous Blog*Spot URL, then republish to the custom domain URL.
  2. If you get the old "Another blog ..." error, recycle your Google Apps settings.
  3. Please, leave a comment here with your Blog*Spot and custom domain URLs, and whether or not the above procedure was successful.


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