Domain Name Mapping, Go Daddy and Typepad

I had a recent post to my other site, Mad About Madrid asking for more details on how to go about domain name mapping - I think Marketing Tom is a better forum than the other site to discuss this issue. Here is a definition of domain name mapping from TypePad (the people who power this blog):

Domain Mapping is the process of pointing a registered domain name to a TypePad, weblog or photo album. Domain mapping is more than domain forwarding, because your permalinks and URL contain the address of your domain (www.example.com), and not your TypePad sub-domain (example.typepad.com).

In my case the domain name www.marketingtom.com maps to madrid.blogs.com/marketing_tom and all sub-pages are displayed under www.marketingtom.com. Since I last spoke about domain name mapping, the control panel on Godaddy has changed. This is the new procedure you now need to follow:

Step 1
Once you are in your control panel you select 'manage domains'

Step 2
Click on the domain name that you need to set domain name mapping up on

Step 3
In the bottom right-hand side of the page click 'Total DNS Control'. Then click Manage DNS Zone File' and add in the details.

From here, you can following the instructions on TypePad Domain Mapping


2 comments on “Domain Name Mapping, Go Daddy and Typepad

  1. Hashim on

    it's funny...I get just as far as your tutorial and then get stuck. I have no idea what to do next.

    Typepad says to change values of the domain and what it points to. But the only thing I can enter in at godaddy is "name" and "value"

    Any suggestions?

  2. Alun John on

    Hashim

    Did you follow read the continuation of this article? Have you completed everything at the Typepad end? If you're still having problems email the process you're going through and I will take a look at it for you. Alternatively, you could look to see what they say at the TypePad Users's Forum(http://www.typepadusers.com/board/)

    regards

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