Redirect a subdomain to an external URL
Given the following:
1) I own a domain name geekman.com purchased from another registrar.
2) I have or will have purchased the Custom Domain option so that I can point geekman.com to http://geekman2185.wordpress.com.
3) I will establish an external site for a store, such as http://store.yahoo.com/geekman.
How do I set up the Custom DNS records to accomplish this subdomain redirection, while leaving geekman.com pointed to my WordPress blog?
Blog url: http://geekman2185.wordpress.com/
The blog I need help with is geekman2185.wordpress.com.
Still rather hoping for some guidance on this.
I’m sorry you have waited so long and have flagged this thread for Staff attention.
Not a problem, timethief. WordPress is a big community, and I am one tiny piece of it. Thank you for your efforts.
You can add Custom DNS records following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/custom-dns/
Yes, I have read that page in the Support section, and I understand the interface that I would use to add a custom DNS record.
What I do not understand is what custom DNS record I would add to redirect a subdomain to an external URL.
I strongly suspect that I am not to first to have asked this question, but I can find no record of anyone ever providing a definitive answer to a WordPress.com user.
Can anyone advise me what the custom DNS record I would need will look like, please?
CNAME records are what control subdomains, so you would need to add that in the following format:
CNAME <subdomain> <host>
You’ll need to contact the intended destination for what the host value should be.
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