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Custom Domain Publishing, Your Blog, And The Browser

Many bloggers, grown weary of the periodic and unpredictable nature of the ubiquitous
Not Found

Error 404
and its cousins, the old
Another blog is already hosted at this address
and the newer
Blogs may not be hosted at naked domains
errors, are losing their grip. Recently, we see too frequently
I tired of worrying about it, just published my blog to www.mydomain.com, and decided to forget about the option
Redirect mydomain.com to www.mydomain.com.
Imagine my surprise when I typed "mydomain.com" into the browser address window, and up popped the blog!

Those of us experienced with this issue simply ask
Were you using the Firefox browser?
and following the surprised reply
Yes, but how did you know?
we explain
Firefox does this automatically. If Firefox gets a "404" when retrieving "mydomain.com", it automatically tries for "www.mydomain.com", and vice versa.

Not all browsers work this way. Anybody using Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, ... is still probably seeing
Not Found

Error 404
or an equivalent.

There's no shortcut here. Get into Google Apps, and recycle the domain settings.

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