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Using A record instead of CNAME for subdomain mapping

  1. Hi there,

    I'm just wondering if I can use an A record to point to an IP address rather than use the CNAME to map a subdomain.

    I'm trying to get servicedesign.optimalusability.com to point to ouservicedesign.wordpress.com. The standard instructions suggest I use a CNAME (which I've tried but it doesn't work). The geeks at the hosting company suggest A records are better as they cause less issues. But then I'll need an IP address to direct it to. I've guessed the IP as 74.200.244.59 by pinging ouservicedesign.wordpress.com.

    Am I missing something? Thanks in advance.

    ps. the upgrade worked fine, I've paid my $9.95. The CNAME record was originally set as per the instructions but it failed to resolve. I'm supposed to edit my DNS, which is something I'm reluctant to do given other subdomains and the main domain.

    The blog I need help with is ouservicedesign.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm going to suggest that you go directly to Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  3. @timethief - thanks!

  4. @headlessheart you should use a CNAME rather than A record. Your blog doesn't have one IP address, it has many - and they might change without notice.

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