After previously posting about how to fix the mysterious 404 WWW issue with Blogger, I think I may have found a faster (and more simple) fix.
I tested this out with one blog already, and I am sure everyone else is going to love this as well (well, mostly everyone else).
Note: This may or may not require you to sign up with Google Apps (I don't think it should, but you never know).
- First, login to your host account, and locate the area of your account where you can create sub domains (on GoDaddy simply pull up the page listing your domain(s) and click on the one you want to create an account on. Then click on the Manage Sub domains account).
- Next, create a sub domain on the page. Since we all love Google, lets call it "google" (no pun intended).
- Underneath you should have an option to forward the domain to a URL. Simply type in your www.mydomain.com (with the "WWW's") and click save.
Now what is going to happen is that whenever someone clicks on mydomain.com it will automatically select the sub-domain google.mydomain.com as its first choice (don't ask me why it does this, but it does for some strange silly reason).
As soon as your "google" alias pops up, your server will redirect you to mydomain.com.
This is a lot more simple and easier than my previous explanation (and a lot faster too). This should work after ten minuets, but give it a day to make it "round the net."
As always, feel free to comment if you have any questions, concerns or praises (I like those) regarding this issue.
Update: You should not need to point this CNAME to a host directly. Also, I updated the "google." to "google" (without the period) in the post.