Thursday, 17 September 2009

New URL for my blog

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., and by setting a CNAME on that and A records on it should work as either or

Problem is the domain for my blog is

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

Sadly that just left a page not found on 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, is a simple redirect on a web server.

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

The new URL for my blog is


  1. just look up the NS for , 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 in blogger settings , tada! not so instant naked domain on bloger

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

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

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

  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