Why is my Sub Domain not pointing to wordpress?

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  • #645605

    katinimages
    Member

    I have set up my doamain as follows:
    blog 14400 IN CNAME katinimages.wordpress.com.
    But it still won’t point to wordpress. Any ideas??
    Blog url: http://katinimages.wordpress.com/

    #645844

    macmanx
    Staff

    I don’t see any domain mapping purchases on your account. You’ll need to purchase a domain mapping subscription for the subdomain in order to proceed.

    You can do this by adding the subdomain via Upgrades -> Domains in your blog’s Dashboard.

    #645858

    katinimages
    Member

    Yes but I can’t do that until it’s added (or at least it won’t let me). I’m getting to “Someone (maybe you?) already registered blog.katinimages.com, but the domain is not pointing to WordPress.com.” I do own this domain and it is already in use as katinimages.com

    #645872

    macmanx
    Staff

    There should be a proceed anyway button. In this case, you’ll need to use that. As it’s an externally controlled subdomain, there’s no way to be 100% sure that it’s set correctly until a mapping subscription is established.

    #645879

    katinimages
    Member

    No “proceed anyway” button! This is what I see
    “Someone (maybe you?) already registered blog.katinimages.com, but the domain is not pointing to WordPress.com.
    I own this domain. Help me fix it!
    You must make some changes to your domain before we can continue. (Sorry about the technical jargon!) The preferred method is to use the tools provided by your registrar to add a CNAME record. It should look like this:
    blog 14400 IN CNAME katinimages.wordpress.com.
    Each registrar has its own method of adding CNAME records. The important parts of this record are your subdomain (“blog”) and your original blog domain (“katinimages.wordpress.com”).
    (If you have already done this it may take several hours for the changes to be recognized here. Please try again in a little while.)
    If you need more information, see our Mapping a Subdomain support guide.
    I don’t own this domain. Can I try another?
    Go ahead. Try as many as you like to find that perfect domain.
    http://
    If you need more information, see our Registering a New Domain support guide.
    I need more help.
    To learn more about our domain mapping feature, check out our Domain Mapping support guide.
    If you need more help, or if your registrar recommends a different solution, please contact support via the Help link at the top right of this page. We will help you sort it out.”
    and yes I have waited a while 24 hours, in fact.

    #645903

    katinimages
    Member

    Ok I’ve now got this working. Apprently its not necessarily the registar that you have to create the CNAME with but the whoever its pointing to, which could be the host.

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