Redirect a subdomain to an external URL

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  • #1001857

    eviloverlord
    Member

    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.

    4) I want to redirect the subdomain http://store.geekman.com to 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?

    Thanks…

    JGB
    Blog url: http://geekman2185.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is geekman2185.wordpress.com.

    #1002066

    eviloverlord
    Member

    …bump…

    Still rather hoping for some guidance on this.

    Thanks!

    JGB

    #1002067

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry you have waited so long and have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #1002068

    eviloverlord
    Member

    Not a problem, timethief. WordPress is a big community, and I am one tiny piece of it. Thank you for your efforts.

    #1002069

    macmanx
    Staff

    You can add Custom DNS records following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/custom-dns/

    #1002070

    eviloverlord
    Member

    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?

    Thanks…

    JGB

    #1002071

    macmanx
    Staff

    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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