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Infinite DNS loop

  1. I wanted to use my own domain for my blog. So I bought the domain upgrade, but then a few days later realized that maybe the subdomain upgrade would be better, so I bought that too. I configured DNS according to the Map a Subdomain instructions, and set the subdomain as the primary domain for the blog.

    Now when I visit either the URL for the subdomain, or the original blog URL everything works just fine. However, when I try the naked domain or www my browser gets into an infinite redirection loop.

    My domain settings page looks like this:
    <br /> Primary Domain<br /> Yes ae.arch.mn<br /> No arch.mn<br /> No architecturedoula.wordpress.com<br />

    Also, there are two CNAME DNS records at my registrar:
    <br /> www.arch.mn -> ae.arch.mn<br /> ae.arch.mn -> architecturedoula.wordpress.com<br /> </code.</p> <p>There is no record (A, CNAME or other) for the naked domain.</p> <p>Output from wget is informative:</p> <p><br /> $ wget www.arch.mn<br /> --2012-05-22 23:14:54-- http://www.arch.mn/<br /> Resolving www.arch.mn... 72.233.69.6, 74.200.243.251, 74.200.244.59, ...<br /> Connecting to www.arch.mn|72.233.69.6|:80... connected.<br /> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently<br /> Location: http://arch.mn/ [following]<br /> --2012-05-22 23:14:54-- http://arch.mn/<br /> Resolving arch.mn... failed: Name or service not known.<br /> wget: unable to resolve host address `arch.mn'<br />

    So, http://www.arch.mn is resolving to the wordpress.com load balancers, but then wordpress.com is replying with a redirect to the naked domain.

    Shouldn't it be redirecting to the primary domain (i.e. the subdomain in my case)?

    Thanks for any ideas about what's wrong with my set up.

    The blog I need help with is ae.arch.mn.

  2. Hi,

    If you want us to be able to help with the domain mapping, please contact us from the account that was used for the domain purchases and clarify exactly what you're trying to achieve, wether you want to point your domain (arch.mn) to WordPress.com or only the subdomain (ae.arch.mn) to WordPress.com?

    Documentation for domain mapping: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    Documentation for subdomain mapping: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    Thanks!

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