Custom Domain Repair Procedures Terminating With bX- Codes

A few months ago, I reported that many bloggers, in the process of setting up a Google Custom Domain, were observing a series of bX- codes instead of the eagerly anticipated
You're publishing on a custom domain.
Part of setting up a custom domain comes with the possibility of two well known failures.
Another blog is already hosted at this address.
and the equally feared
404 Not Found / 404 Server Not Found


The latter two errors lead to two equally well known workarounds.
If you get the "Another blog ..." error, recycle the domain settings in Google Apps.
and
You're getting the well known "404 Not Found". Publish the blog back to "xxxxxxx.blogspot.com", then republish to "www.xxxxxxx.org".


Now, we appear to be taking another step forward. Recently, some bloggers have observed getting a bX code when trying one or the other workaround. It appears that Blogger is finally getting serious about the custom domain problems, and the mentioned chronic symptoms. Or maybe, it's one step forward, two steps back.
  • bX-e3i9af
  • bX-f42977
  • bX-octine
These are the errors of the month, all seemingly coming during custom domain repair procedure.

>> (Update 9/2 17:00): Blogger Support has possibly resolved the problem.
We have pushed a fix for the bX-f42977 issue and it looks so far as though users can now publish back to Blogspot without any problem.


>> (Update 9/1): Blogger Support is actively looking at the problem, on a cases by case basis, and the more cases that they can examine, the sooner they will likely find the actual problem. If you wish to report your probem in the Blogger Help Group open forum, please provide 3 key details about your experience.
  1. Which repair procedure(s) did you attempt?
  2. What bX codes were observed?
  3. What are the Blog*Spot and custom domain URLs?


>> (Update 8/27 16:00): Blogger Support apologises for the inconvenience.
Some users with custom domains are seeing 404 errors when trying to view their blogs. A similar underlying issue is causing some new custom domain signups to return bX errors.


>> (Update 8/27 9:45): Blogger Support is actively looking at the problem. However, it wouldn't hurt to provide your personal details, as you are able.

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