Thursday, 17 September 2009

New URL for my blog www.me.uk

OK, I think google blogspot have a bug, so I have had to do a work around.

It seems you can have a blog on your own domain, e.g. www.example.com, and by setting a CNAME on that and A records on example.com it should work as either http://www.example.com/ or http://example.com/

Problem is the domain for my blog is www.me.uk

This is great, except they do not allow you to use a naked domain like that. So I make revk.www.me.uk and set up the CNAME for that and A records on www.me.uk as per their example.

Sadly that just left a page not found on www.me.uk which is probably google blogspot removing the www part and then looking for a matching blog, duh. I cannot find any sane way to get a fault report in to them.

So, now, www.me.uk is a simple redirect on a web server.

Of course, for fun, try just me.uk as my blog and most browsers add the www on the front :-)

The new URL for my blog is www.me.uk

6 comments:

  1. just look up the NS for ghs.google.com , and if my memory serves me well , there must be 4 servers , use each one of that as A records on your domain and type www.me.uk in blogger settings , tada! not so instant naked domain on bloger

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  2. DNS was easy, but the blogger did not understand that www.me.uk was the domain.

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  3. If you want your blog to be accessed via www.me.uk and me.uk
    A record should point to an IP address. (in googles case its 4x A records with values of 216.239.32.21, 216.239.34.21, 216.239.36.21, 216.239.38.21)
    CNAME - point to ghs.google.com
    setup your blog publishing settings and enter www.me.uk in the input box.
    all done and now your blog works as above. I used to run zhub.co.uk on blogger as above and worked perfectly. (now have it hosted on my own server with a new domain)

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  4. It does not work. For a start it cannot be accessed by me.uk as I don't own me.uk, only www.me.uk. I have no problem setting the A records for www.me.uk, but google will not accept www.me.uk in their control pages.

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  5. In Blogger, if you pop a space before the naked domain, and point the A record to Google, they'll accept it fine. Well, that was the case for me last year, not sure if it's changed now

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