Trying to redirect www.itsartlaw.com to itslartlaw.com, but doesn't work

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  • #1345356

    Hi guys,

    I’ve been trying to move my blog from blogger to wordpress in the past few days.

    I have successfully moved it to http://itsartlaw.com, but now I want to redirect http://www.itsartlaw.com to itslartlaw.com and it doesn’t work.

    I’ve added this line to the DNS records:
    CNAME www itsartlaw.com.

    But I still do not see it working. Any thoughts?

    Please help! Thank you so much!
    Octavian.

    The blog I need help with is itsartlaw.com.

    #1345463

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com strips out the www. for your convenience, and http://www.itsartlaw.com/ will always redirect to http://itsartlaw.com/

    www is an old protocol from back when everything was under separate server hardware. www (www.example.com) was the web server, mail (mail.example.com) was the mail server, ftp (ftp.example.com) was the FTP server, print (print.example.com) was the print server, etc.

    These days, everything is run under the web server, making www. redundant and a waste of four characters.

    #1345465

    Absolutely, and all I really want is to redirect from http://www.itsartlaw.com to itsartlaw.com… but right now that redirect doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas why?

    #1345466

    OMG OMG it just started working. It was probably just a matter of DNS propagation. Thank you!

    #1345467

    timethief
    Member

    Yes. I posted above as you were typing. Please read what I posted.

    #1345472

    itsartlaw
    Member

    Actually, it is not working, yet. Not in Chrome.

    #1345478

    timethief
    Member

    I am in Canada and I am redirected correctly to http://itsartlaw.com/

    After you make the domain mapping purchase here > Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades and do the primary blog set up it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

    #1345491

    itsartlaw
    Member

    Thank you! It is strange to know that in some places you this works already and in others it does not. Will be patient.
    Cheers.

    #1345494

    auxclass
    Member

    The first time I moved a name – the delay and erratic actions, me not being able to see the site but others could – really confused me and had me worried – waiting was very hard and scary

    PS – one other question – do you have an email address that is through your custom domain name?

    If so you have some other updates to make – see below for help

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/

    #1345495

    timethief
    Member

    It’s common for the last ISP to flush their DNS caches to be your own ISP. You do not need our help. Patience is what’s required.

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