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  1. Hi all, I've purchased a domain woodcraftbpw.com through wordpress, it's hosted on wordpress, but its not doing what i want in terms of google adsense.

    I've managed to export the content of the site over to a blogger site, but cannot get the redirect to work - i have no idea where all this is going, ive read the blogger text asking for cN/AMES, but wordpress works only on names servers, how does this work?

    I saw a post asking about the same thing, but I'm not sure where i get cnames from or where they are used?!

    Any advice would be great. word press says just because i bought a domain from them, i can still use it else where......but they don't really seem too helpful so far, in saying how?!

    it's either that or self host the word press, but that needs paid for, and will still have the same problem :-/

    Cheers in advance! :-)

    The blog I need help with is woodcraftbpw.com.

  2. If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/#update-nameservers

  3. Yes I've read through all that that, and logged in and gone through it, but Blogger does not use server names, so there must be another way to get it to point across.

  4. What does Blogger require please?

    Note: I've tagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  5. blogger wants CNAMES and ALISTS

    the help says :"Type the url of the domain you've purchased, keeping in mind that it must begin with www in order to work.
    Click Save.
    You should see an error, and two CNAMEs listed below. Each CNAME is composed of two parts - Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to. The first CNAME is the same for everyone, Name being "www" and Destination "ghs.google.com." The second CNAME is particular to your blog and your Google Account, and is therefore different for each person.
    Go to your domain registrar's website and locate the DNS (Domain Name System) settings in the control panel.
    Now it's time to enter the CNAMEs. Where it says Name, Label or Host simply enter "www" and list ghs.google.com as the Destination, Target or Points to.
    Now enter the second CNAME in the same way.
    Optional: You can also enter A-records, which links your naked domain (example.com) to an actual site (www.example.com). If you skip this step, visitors who leave off the "www" will see an error page.
    Optional continued: After completing Step 8, enter your domain name in the format example.com, and list the I.P. addresses shown below in the "A" section. You'll need to create four separate A-records which point to four different Google IPs.
    216.239.32.21
    216.239.34.21
    216.239.36.21
    216.239.38.21
    End of optional section

    i also found a seperate forum post where the OP said they changed the nameservers on wordpress to" NS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM &
    NS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM" I have added these in the area in my dashboard where you need to login again - i assume this is because the domain names from wordpress come from a third party? the thread is:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/switching-to-blogger-domain-mapping-doesnt-work?replies=18

    I'm stuck, and the above thread didn't make sence to me as it doesn't say where you get put the info in to make the cnames/alists...

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  7. already done thanks! :-)

  8. Thanks all. Richard, I'm going to follow-up with you by e-mail since Blogger requires some verification information that isn't mentioned in their documentation.

  9. Actually, disregard my note. It appears you have already configured it all on the WordPress.com end.

  10. Kraftbj.
    Which bit at the wordpress end looks good?
    I foumd a post saying use NS.01 AND 02........com so itried that, but it didnt seem to work, so I found another saying use NS.75 &76.. I triwd it once at my folks place about luchtime and it was working then it started going round in circles on a loop, now its back to mysite.wordpress.com???

    I feel like I'm chasing my tail
    !!? :-(

  11. Kraftbj.
    Which bit at the wordpress end looks good?
    I foumd a post saying use NS.01 AND 02........com so itried that, but it didnt seem to work, so I found another saying use NS.75 &76.. I triwd it once at my folks place about luchtime and it was working then it started going round in circles on a loop, now its back to mysite.wordpress.com???

    I feel like I'm chasing my tail
    !!? :-(

  12. DNS changes can take hours to be effective. I'm showing that A records are pointing to the Google set ( http://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/woodcraftbpw.com ).

    You may need to clear your browser's cache.

    When visiting your site, I am seeing a Google error message, which indicates there's a step not finished on Blogger.

  13. So which Ns.xx.......should the wordpress side be set to 01&02 or 85&76, or does it not matter?
    The google side is done and accepted on the Blogger pages, so does this mean that its all good and working, just wait for it to propagate?

    Ive cleared the cache, and tried refresh with ctrl+F5 also.

    Cheers for the help so far :-) its all new, and bloody frustrating and confusing ;-)

  14. It appears http://www.woodcraftbpw.com/ is working fine. http://woodcraftbpw.com/ is returning a 404 error from Google, which means the domain is pointing to Google, though something on their end may not be set correctly.

    At this stage, it would be best to contact Blogger support to inquire as to if there is anything missing for the naked domain. Your A records are set correctly per their support documentation.

    Cheers!

  15. In searching around a bit more for you, it appears there may be an additional setting: http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2011/03/in-custom-domain-publishing-naked.html

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