Another blog is already hosted at this addressI don't know of too many more frustrating Blogger error states than seeing
403 ForbiddenMost cases of "403 Forbidden", seen and discussed recently in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, have geographical affinity - and are typically transient - and apply to blogs published to "blogspot.com".
Some cases of "403 Forbidden" however, will involve custom domain publishing, where the blog owner should - but most likely will not - see
Another blog is already hosted at this addressWhen publishing the blog to the domain.
In some cases, when publishing a blog to an incorrectly setup custom domain, the custom domain publishing wizard will fail to detect the incorrect DNS addresses. Instead of the blog owner, seeing immediately
Another blog is already hosted at this address.The owner will see
Your blog has been published.Later, the blog owner - and all potential blog readers - see the secondary symptom
Here, we have an excellent example of the problem - diagnosis, and treatment.
Let's first look at a Dig log extract.
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 188.8.131.52 www.jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 184.108.40.206
Now, an HTTP trace extract, showing unsuccessful access to the domain.
Sending request: GET / HTTP/1.1 Host: www.jubileeventure.org.uk User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1 Referer: http://www.rexswain.com/httpview.html Connection: close • Finding host IP address... • Host IP address = 220.127.116.11 • Finding TCP protocol... • Binding to local socket... • Connecting to host... • Sending request... • Waiting for response... Receiving Header: HTTP/1.1·403·Forbidden(CR)(LF)The solution to this problem involves a standard misconfigured domain diagnosis (excerpted here), and requires DNS address correction.
Here's what you have:
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 18.104.22.168
www.jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 22.214.171.124
Google custom domain publishing requires properly setup referrals to Google servers. "126.96.36.199" is not a Google server.
Here's what you need:
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 188.8.131.52
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 184.108.40.206
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 220.127.116.11
jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN A 18.104.22.168
www.jubileeventure.org.uk. 86400 IN CNAME ghs.google.com.