southernmost - 8:18 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I use Godaddy with a custom 404 page. When I check it under google webmaster tools under googlebot fetch it returns:
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
How did you achieve this? web.config? On-page server response code? What type of page is it? .html? .aspx? etc
I definitely get a 200 response code when using a Custom error page. My site is a static site with .html page extensions (including the error page).
And GoDaddy has confirmed that they return a 200 code with Custom error pages.