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Fully qualified domain as CNAME name?
meloncholy

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Msg#: 3823046 posted 8:38 pm on Jan 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm trying to set up Google hosted on a domain, so I've added CNAME records intended for mail.mydomain.com and googleverificationstring.mydomain.com

The problem is that the main domain associated with the hosting package is my-domain.com, whereas the domain we actually use is mydomain.com (I don't know why it was set up like this.) So I can go to mail.my-domain.com thanks to the CNAME I added, but mail.mydomain.com doesn't work. The host doesn't seem to offer any way to configure the DNS specifically for mydomain.com

If it's useful, here is what I added

googleverificationstring CNAME google.com.
mail CNAME ghs.google.com.

Is it possible to use a fully qualified domain as the CNAME name? Could I add

mail.mydomain.com. CNAME ghs.google.com.

Or is there something else I should do instead? As you've probably gathered, I'm pretty new to all of this and I'd be grateful for any help.

 

2lame2rank

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3823046 posted 3:28 am on Jan 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

You should contact your host for this, it is more a problem with their control panel than anything else. Maybe they can change your primary domain so you can control things.

meloncholy

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Msg#: 3823046 posted 2:54 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've already asked them about this, without much success. But I'll try and phrase the question a little more specifically and see if I can do any better. Thanks for your help.

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