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Schizophrenia And Custom Domain URLs - March 2009

When you setup a Blog*Spot blog, and publish to "myblog.blogspot.com", Blogger automatically defines "www.myblog.blogspot.com" and redirects it for you, to "myblog.blogspot.com". This is a traditional convenience for your readers, and lets them address the blog as either "myblog.blogspot.com" or "www.myblog.blogspot.com". It's not a built in privilege for all web sites, and neither is the ability to address a non BlogSpot blog as either "www.mydomain.com" or "mydomain.com".

A few bloggers don't understand the necessity for the schizophrenic URLs.
My readers only need to use "www.mydomain.com".
or
I don't care about "www.blog.mydomain.com", I only need "blog.mydomain.com" to work.


It's possible that, in a differently designed database, "www.mydomain.com" and "mydomain.com" would be two separate, and distinctly unique addresses, capable of working on their own. But, given the triune possible blog URL pairsMy suspicion is that some of the resilient database corruption seen recently, where the practice of recycling the domain (URL) settings in Google Apps doesn't seem to be 100% effective, may be caused by lack of balanced DNS address definitions.

I strongly suggest that you use a balanced DNS address, and define both the base URL and the "www" alias for that URL, for all custom domain blogs. My suspicion is that lack of DNS addresses for both the base URL and the "www" alias, right now, may later cause you to have to wait for Blogger Support to action yet another entry in the "Magical" Custom Domain Reset form, to save you from the anguish caused by our old friend
Another blog is already hosted at this address.
or
Blogs may not be hosted at naked domains.


Like the auto care commercial used to go
You can pay me now (for preventative maintenance), or pay me later (for a major equipment rebuild).
It's your choice.

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