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Custom Domain Publishing Using URL Forwarding - Another Problem

Several bloggers today reported problems with their custom domain published blogs.

All was well on Friday and then on Sunday it's not working. I DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO MY BLOG!!!!! So it has to be Blogger since I am not the only one with this problem!!!



It was working fine Friday - I didn't do anything, and Sunday it just stopped working!!



Current DNS setup for 2china4darci.com:
www.2china4darci.com. CNAME 2china4darci.com. [TTL=3600]
2china4darci.com. A 64.202.189.170 [TTL=3600] [US]


The server at "64.202.189.170" is
pwfwd-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (64.202.189.170)

This shows a URL forwarding setup. Whatever Google server pointed to, from the URL forwarding setup, is apparently down. This is an excellent example of why URL forwarding just isn't a good solution, for custom domain publishing.

The correct DNS setup for 2china4darci.com:
www.2china4darci.com. CNAME ghs.google.com. [TTL=3600] [US]


This is called CNAME referral, and this is how custom domains works best, and in accordance with explicit instructions from Blogger.

This, unfortunately, won't provide for both "2china4darci.com" and "www.2china4darci.com" to work, immediately - a little more work may be required. But "2china4darci.com" will work properly, not temporarily until another Google server goes offline.

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