My domain root isn't working!or
How do I get my naked domain to redirect to my blog??Generally, we'll investigate, discover an apparent Google server problem in the original publishing sequence, and recommend recycling of the domain.
Sometimes, the solution is simpler - but we may not get to the simple solution, immediately.
In some cases, the BlogSpot and "www" aliases are working just fine - the only problem is, as the blog owner implied, with the domain root (aka "naked domain") redirect setting.
Note that successful use of the redirect requires the correct DNS setup, which should not be described as "optional".
If you are familiar with the principle of Occam's Razor, you'll understand the final solution.
Check the redirect option.
Start with the "Blog Address" setting in Settings - Basic.
Click on "Edit".
And, there it is.
Here, "Redirect nitecruzr.net to blogging.nitecruzr.net.".
For many domains, one would expect "Redirect mydomain.net to www.mydomain.net.".
Blogger lets us choose whether or not we want the domain root to redirect. With this domain, I used "Redirect nitecruzr.net to blogging.nitecruzr.net" - but one might generally expect "Redirect mydomain.net to www.mydomain.net".
If we don't choose the redirect, though, we don't get the redirect - and our readers (and the search engines) may suffer.
Perversely, some of our readers, depending upon what browser they are using, may, nevertheless, see the redirect. And right now, you may need to use an alternate option to setup the redirect.
You may also want to consider how the search engines index the domain root and "www" alias.