Custom Domains And The Blogger Redirect Selection

One odd question which has been popping up occasionally from puzzled bloggers would be the nature of the Blogger Custom Domain Redirect option
I selected "Redirect to", but I'm still getting a "404 Not Found". What is up here?
Why do I keep getting a parked page, even after I selected the Redirect option?

So, we Dig the DNS configuration, and see 3600 IN CNAME

or maybe 3600 IN A 3600 IN CNAME ( -, Inc.

And there, ladies and gentlemen, is your answer. The first configuration will give you a 404, because there is no DNS definition for "". The second configuration will give you the GoDaddy server "", and a parked page display.

If you want the Blogger Redirect option to have any meaning, your DNS has to point into Google, in properly paired entries. 900 IN CNAME 900 IN CNAME

or 3600 IN A 3600 IN A 900 IN CNAME

is the only way to make
Redirect to
have any meaning.

The Redirect option starts with proper DNS, it does not substitute for proper DNS.

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