Custom Domain with Blogger Forwarding Solution

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Hey guys

So I recently created a blogger blog with a custom domain and noticed that when you enter the url without the "www" it doesn't go to your blog.

Here's what I mean:
www.domain.com showed my blog
domain.com showed the godaddy parking site

The solution for this is simple:
1. Go to your CNAME records and change the www record to "ghs.google.com" (You've probably already done this)
2. Check the IP for the @ record, create a new record called "blog" and put the IP address form the @ record.
3. Forward your domain to your .blogspot.com subdomain (i.e. cats.blogspot.com) with a 301 permanent redirect
4. Wait a couple of minutes and it should work
5. If the IP address changed for your @ record change the blog record as well (usually doesn't happen)

Hope this helped
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    • Profile picture of the author moneydavid
      Originally Posted by Tim_Carter View Post

      No need. You can do it right from within Blogger.

      Did that but didnt work.
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  • Profile picture of the author dberen
    Why mess with blogger if you can get your own self-hosted wordpress website for free...
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    • Profile picture of the author moneydavid
      Originally Posted by dberen View Post

      Why mess with blogger if you can get your own self-hosted wordpress website for free...
      Because I can make hundreds of blogger sites fast. All my main sites are with wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author DOCtriN
    Yeah, I already check the abc[.]com to www[.]abc[.]com in Blogger but nothing happen, without www, my site automatically redirect to GoDaddy

    I'll try your solution, Thanks

    Regards,
    DOCtriN
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    • Profile picture of the author Teez
      Originally Posted by DOCtriN View Post

      Yeah, I already check the abc[.]com to www[.]abc[.]com in Blogger but nothing happen, without www, my site automatically redirect to GoDaddy

      I'll try your solution, Thanks

      Regards,
      DOCtriN
      Hey Doctrin did it work?
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