Forwarding with masking getting 404 code?

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  • #1072118

    lacresha2001
    Member

    I forward and mask domains a lot and this is the first time i have gotten an error code. I have never had to change nameservers before.

    The domain is http://www.affordablyhealthy.org (Godaddy) which I am forwarding and masking to affordablyhealthylife.wordpress.com, a free wordpress.com blog

    However I am getting a 404 error code. Godaddy states there are too many ip addresses pointing to the domain? I am not the actual owner of the blog, just the one setting it up. Currently waiting for owner to get back with me with acct info so that I can talk with Godaddy more in detail. Until then, I wanted to know is there anything I can do on my end? I have never had this problem before with a free wordpress.com blog.

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

    #1072219

    timethief
    Member

    I suggest you stop this practice which will be doomed to fail intermittently and simply purchase a domain mapping upgrade to map from your .wordpress.com blog to an existing domain.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    #1072226

    lacresha2001
    Member

    Okay, that definetly is another way of approaching it and keeping any problems such as this at bay, but may I ask why forwarding is so wrong?
    As I said I never had any problems before. And what does the google 404 code has to do with it?

    This will help in future decisions. Thanks for your response and input.

    #1072230

    timethief
    Member

    I flagged this thread for a Staff response. Please be patient while waiting.

    #1072231

    lacresha2001
    Member

    Okay, thanks.

    #1072401

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – the 404 error is not coming from the WordPress side – it’s a Google error page.

    As timethief mentioned, our recommended way of pointing a domain to a WordPress.com site is using our domain mapping upgrade:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

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