Sunday, September 23, 2012

Google / Blogger custom domain fix

Google / Blogger custom domain fix

So long story short is to delete your custom domain, find a windows computer (or Virtual Machine), boot up Internet Explorer and re-add your custom domain to your profile. Seriously. It works.

No idea what's going on behind the scenes, however, if you're not an IE user and you try to set up a custom domain you're probably going to end up with something that looks like this: 

404 error. The requested URL / was not found on this server

(The google 404 page that says it can't find a URL "/")

Trust me. Go to IE, delete your custom domain settings, redo the settings in IE. 

Disclaimer: If your CNAME records are not properly set up then this fix won't work.

From Google's Web site on how to set up your CNAME records:


(the above values can be found in the directions for setting up your Blogger custom domain under "custom domain instructions")

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