I get a bX-rfwe0f error, when trying to use the Publishing tab on Blogger, after purchasing a new domain from GoDaddy.
When investigated, an excerpted Dig log shows a common symptom.
mydomain.com. 3600 IN A 126.96.36.199 www.mydomain.com. 3600 IN CNAME mydomain.com.Server "188.8.131.52" is not a Google custom domain DNS server - it's owned by GoDaddy, and it's used for DNS forwarding.
pwfwd-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (184.108.40.206) 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 GoDaddy.com, Inc. GO-DADDY-SOFTWARE-INC (NET-64-202-160-0-1) 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
GoDaddy recently published new, easy to use, instructions for setting up DNS addresses for Google custom domains. Mapping Your Domain Name to Work with Blogger is so nicely written, that Blogger blog owners don't realise that - as well written as it is - it is still wrong.
To point your Blogger blog to your domain name, you set up domain name mapping, which configures your blog settings and domain name. You update your settings in your Blogger account and our Domain Manager:That's just the overview. Each step comes with a nicely written step by step instruction, that almost any blog owner can use, and setup their domain in 15 minutes.
- Park the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account on our parked nameservers.
- Edit the www CNAME record for the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account. This update tells the Web browser to open your Blogger blog when visitors enter your domain name's URL in the browser address bar.
- Forward your domain name to use www. This step ensures your Blogger blog displays for visitors who go to your domain name with or without the www prefix. For example, it displays for visitors who entered both www.coolexample.com and coolexample.com.
- Configure your Blogger account to use your domain name.
The problem is that, once the 15 minutes are up, the domain is forwarded to Blogger. And forwarding is not an effective technique for redirecting custom domain traffic. To setup a custom domain, you have to use referral, in one of 3 models.
If you wish to see how to setup a properly referred domain, read Correcting The GoDaddy Custom Domain Setup Advice.