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Custom Domain Problems - June 2009 #2

This weekend, as the custom domain problems initially observed June 16 continue to be reported, we see now a new symptom. Observed by the administrator of an affected blog, in the Settings - Publishing wizard, will be the warning
The DNS record for your domain is not set up correctly yet. If you just purchased this domain the set up process may take up to a day.


In several cases, this is reportedly observed for blogs with righteous DNS addresses.


Why?



Here we have one example, "wakworld.com".

First, we see an extracted Dig log.

wakworld.com. 3600 IN A 216.239.32.21
wakworld.com. 3600 IN A 216.239.34.21
wakworld.com. 3600 IN A 216.239.36.21
wakworld.com. 3600 IN A 216.239.38.21
www.wakworld.com. 3600 IN CNAME ghs.google.com.


Next, an excerpted HTTP trace.

Sending request:

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: wakworld.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11
Connection: close

• Finding host IP address...
• Host IP address = 216.239.38.21
• Finding TCP protocol...
• Binding to local socket...
• Connecting to host...
• Sending request...
• Waiting for response...
Receiving Header:
HTTP/1.1·302·Moved·Temporarily(CR)(LF)
Location:·http://www.wakworld.com/(CR)(LF)
Sending request:

Sending request:

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.wakworld.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11
Connection: close

• Finding host IP address...
• Host IP address = 74.125.47.121
• Finding TCP protocol...
• Binding to local socket...
• Connecting to host...
• Sending request...
• Waiting for response...
Receiving Header:
HTTP/1.1·200·OK(CR)(LF)


<link·rel="alternate"·type="application/atom+xml"·title="Will·and·Kate's·World·-·Atom"·href="http://www.wakworld.com/feeds/posts/default"·/>(LF)
<link·rel="alternate"·type="application/rss+xml"·title="Will·and·Kate's·World·-·RSS"·href="http://www.wakworld.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss"·/>(LF)

All in all, a normal diagnosis for a blog published to "www.wakworld.com".

Yet, as stated by the owner of the blog,
I have disabled all google apps, and am pretty sure my DNS is righteous but still the error notice persist.
The DNS record for your domain is not set up correctly yet.


(Update 6/22 16:00): It appears that this symptom is related to the Custom Domain Redirect Problem of last week.

(Update 6/22): Recent discoveries suggest that this message may be yet another embodiment of the well known symptom "Another blog is already hosted at this address".

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Comments

Rick said…
Obviously a major bug, given the time it is taking Google to fix it, and the proliferating effects! I wonder what went wrong - not that I'd probably be able to understand the explanation, once they figure it out.
Charlene said…
I'm getting this same message, and have for several days. You checked some issues for me in the google help forums and told me my settings were "righteous", yet I still have this issue. I also changed my feedburner original feed from the blogspot address to the domain address, but I'm still having a problem with my original feed, something I've never had before. I'm afraid Blogger has some major issues going on, all of this seems to be escalating!
Rick said…
Redirect now seems to be working, and Publishing - Advanced Settings once again shows my DNS as righteous.

Fingers crossed that the bug has been fixed!
William Rushing said…
My family blog at www.wakworld.com is working fine. Redirect from wakworld.com and wakworld.blogspot.com work great. Feedburner seems to be working great also. Blogger still says DNS error. I am glad to know this is a bug and not my settings.
Rick said…
On the Advanced Tab my setup continues to flip back and forth between reporting a correct setup and giving me an error warning!

(Nitecruzr, you've responded earlier on my Blogger Help thread discussing this.)
Rick said…
The phantom error report on the Publishing: Advanced Settings page seems to have been fixed. At least, the last few times I checked it consistently said my DNS setup was correct. (Thanks to you in the first place!)

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