Google Apps Email

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  • #281439

    Hello,

    I have a blog, http://thebutterstick.wordpress.com that paid to have a domain name for, called http://thebutterstick.com. It is a GoDaddy account. I have had Google Apps functioning since March, basically for the email (email redacted).

    What I want to do through Google Apps (because it’s an option) is change my Google Apps addresses from the long default URL to the short custom subdomain. Like instead of http://mail.google.com/a/thebutterstick.com I want http://mail.thebutterstick.com. Google Apps says “To enable your custom URLs, you must create CNAME records with your domain host.”

    Last time I browsed around the support a few months ago, I was disappointed to here that WordPress did not allow this function for some reason. Is this still the case today, after the WordPress upgrade? If it’s not, and I can change the URL, how would I go about doing it exactly?

    Thank you for the support. I had to ask a question because all of the topics I looked up were either not answering my question for were from 2007.

    #281546

    vivianpaige
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    #281547

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Nevermind. That’s not going to work because you have the namservers pointed here.

    I just don’t think there is any way to do it here. DNS control seems to be associated with the domain host.

    I wonder if you had the domain parked at GoDaddy, added subdomain that was pointed here, if you could then use the DNS control there to put the CNAME record in.

    #281551

    beemeister
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    vivian is right. In the WordPress FAQ on setting up Google Apps, it says that “Custom URLs are not supported.”

    See the FAQ here:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/gmail-mx/

    #281627

    Aww, I thought WordPress was going to reform that. It doesn’t makes sense that I paid for both WordPress hosting and a GoDadday domain name… yet I’m not allowed to have a custom URL. Where is my money going?

    Thanks for the replies.

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