Thursday, 2 April 2009

Blogspot DNS setup without CNAME

I recently looked at hosting one of my blogspot / blogger domains on my own domain name,
i.e. www.mesothelioma.ie

According to instructions, you are meant to point the CNAME to ghs.google.com, however, I found the same effect if you just point the domain to 74.125.77.121. This may be bypassing some of google's load balancing systems, but... It works.

1 comment:

FreebieSMS said...

Ok, to update this.

It's not a good idea to hard code the IP address of GHS.google.com, since whenever Google changes the IP, then your site breaks!.

I've just found this out to my own chagrin, and although freenameservers doesn't support CNAME the underlying DNS server does, so if you ask nicely, I can set one up there.