Saturday, April 10, 2010

Domain not working without www

This is a nasty problem that I had with my domain http://www.freecallshub.com. I have a blogger account and I hosted my blog at GoDaddy.com. I tried forwarding my domain using Godaddy's forwarding option but it will work only for few hours and then again it will stop working. I finally found a way to make it work.
The issue with this is that you need to tell Google that you want to forward your domain without www. This way the nameservers get updated and that way you can forward your domain.com to www.domain.com without any issue. To do this follow these steps.
1. Login to your blogger account
2. Go to Publishing under settings.
3. You will see a checkbox under your domain name which says forward your domain to www.domain as shown in picture below.






4. Check that box and save your settings.
It will take some time to update your name servers. Once they are updated you will be able to go to your website without typing www. This is the easiest way to do it.
If you do not see this option please switch to blogger domain and then publish it to custom domain again. Post comments if you can not get this working. I will put up a video tutorial on how to do this.

39 comments:

  1. ya i also see this problem many time

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  2. I did this, several times, and it's still not working. Any suggestions?

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  3. setting is same like you describe here it's been still not working i think its a dns problem.

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  4. Dear Emilee and lifepk,
    When did you make the change? It might take 2-3 days for this information to propogate among different routers.

    Regards,
    Programmer

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  5. It is working for me. Thank you..

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  6. Thank you so much for the help! I really appreciate it.

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  7. My pleasure John!

    Regards,
    Programmer.

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  8. Thank you, it worked for my blog :)

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  9. Thank you! I was really pulling my hair out on this one; thinking I had not set up the C Name correctly.

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  10. I don't use blogger or WordPress. My site is pure HTML but its stii not working. What do I do?

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  11. Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for and I didn't even see it there first time I looked! You've got a follower now!! Thank you!

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  12. i have done these steps but i face this problem, my problem still is not solved any suggestion

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  13. Refer below URL
    http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs

    And do the following:
    Go to DNS Control
    Modify/Add "A Host"
    Under "Host" enter: @
    Under "Points To" Enter the IP Address you obtained earlier.
    You are done! Site is forwarded without the www prefix when entered into address bar.

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  14. That worked perfectly and nobody else can seem to find this page, but I did and I am glad for it.

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  15. Thanks that worked Perfect!! I could get it to work prior but only for a short time.

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  17. Thank Mate this work V E R Y NICE !!! :D

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  18. its correct, ever experienced this sort of thing and exactly the same explanation to what I do

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  19. Thank you! I was really pulling my hair out on this one; thinking I had not set up the C Name correctly.

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  20. i already did it yesterday, and i am waiting the time it works, hope its soon, thanks admin for this great post @@

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  21. Thanks, it worked for me...missed this earlier

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  22. Thanks for these instructions, but I'm still having issues. When I enter "@" as Hostname in GoDaddy, I get the error: "Your hostname cannot contain invalid characters". Any idea what else I can try here? I've already modified my Publisher settings in Blogger, but my site only comes up if you enter the www prefix (www.storytellingwithdata.com).

    Thanks for your help!

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  23. ada blog yang berbahasa Indonesia ga bos
    soalnya aneh gak nerti bahasa asing

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  24. thanks man i do it gsmhoster.com

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  25. its not working with me

    it is showing this is parked free at godaddy.com

    help me out to resolve this problem.

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  26. its worked for me......my blog/site fullpkgames.tk

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    I also faced same problem and your post solved my problem quickly.

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