Skip to main content

Custom Domain Blogs - October 1, 2008

Like many Blogger blogs that publish to a Google Custom Domain, all blogs in Nitecruzr Dot Net were off the network last night.

The good news is that Blogger Employee Dana, proactively, published an announcement at 23:46 September 30.
Some users are seeing their custom domain blogs forwarding to www.google.com

We are aware of this problem and are working to resolve this issue immediately.
This is a major improvement from malfunctions of this magnitude, and as the problem apparently started around 23:00, this is particularly significant.

The following morning, during the process of re establishing all aliases in the domain, I encountered a couple of old (yes) friends (not)
Another blog is already hosted at this address
and
404 Server Not Found


Some custom domain blogs came back with no problems - others didn't. If you have a blog that didn't, you'll likely see one of the above symptoms.


>> Top

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What's The URL Of My Blog?

We see the plea for help, periodically I need the URL of my blog, so I can give it to my friends. Help! Who's buried in Grant's Tomb, after all? No Chuck, be polite. OK, OK. The title of this blog is "The Real Blogger Status", and the title of this post is "What's The URL Of My Blog?".

Embedded Comments And Main Page View

The option to display comments, embedded below the post, was made a blog option relatively recently. This was a long requested feature - and many bloggers added it to their blogs, as soon as the option was presented to us. Some blog owners like this feature so much, that they request it to be visible when the blog is opened, in main page view. I would like all comments, and the comment form, to be shown underneath the relevant post, automatically, for everyone to read without clicking on the number of comments link. And this is not how embedded comments work.

Where's The Dashboard?

We see this confusion, a couple times a week, in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I? . Where is the dashboard? In the Classic Blogger GUI, the display which contained the "Blog List" (at the top), and the "Reading List" (at the bottom) was labeled "Dashboard". Many people also called the "Settings" / "Template" screens for the various blogs, linked from the Blog List, the dashboard. The New Blogger GUI has no page with the label - and no links "To The Dashboard". The Navbar (another unlabeled feature) has two links - "Design" and "New Post" - which lead to different dashboard sections, when you are appropriately logged in to Blogger . And, the "B" logo at the far left of the navbar will, similarly, take you to the Blog List / Reading List.