To newbies who have just purchased a custom domain from web hosting companies,after they are through with editing domain DNS and setting the domain on google blogger account,they may think they are done.
The same thing happened to me when i purchased this custom domain download-all.net.I realized that when the domain is naked (download-all.net) without the www prefix,it did not work until i added the www (www.download-all.net). The WWW has something to do with subdomains..Check my article on Subdomains to understand more.
So today am going to show you how to easily solve this custom domain problem.
There are two option of solving this error.
Option 1:Editing the redirect on your google blogger account.
With your google blogger account,its pretty easy to solve this error with few steps.Before it was not easy.
1.Login to your google blogger account and go to dashboard.
2.Select the blog that has the error.
3.Click on Settings on the menu and then go to Basic…scroll down to Publishing.You will see your domain.In my case i will use my new blog www.kenyapost.net a gossip and news blog.
4.Click the Edit link.Now you will see a Check box that you should tick and then click save
In my case the checkbox tell me “Redirect kenyapost.net to www.kenyapost.net”
After doing that the domain should work after few minutes.However if it take more than 24 hours without working you should try me next option.
Option 2:DNS Zone Editing
This may seem difficult to some especially if you have never hosted a website.Otherwise read some crazy gossip in my blog if it becomes hard and get webmaster to solve the problem.
1.Login to your Domain registration company.Select the domain from the list and Click Manage.
2.Go to Advanced DNS and Click DNS Settings or DNZ Zone file.Note this may vary depending on your.
3.Go ahead and find Host Names and Click this section to add a host name “@”.
The type of record to be added is CNAME or Redirect.details to be added
Hostname=@ and then add the domain like www.techoverload.com .
4.Click save to and give it time for the changes to take effect.