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l_f_bellevue_us posted:
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Hello!

Big picture goal: I'm trying to move my Blogger blog to a new domain. Right now my blog is at www.lunalindsey.com and it will be going to www.corbden.

Zooming in: Before I do that, I'm testing in reverse before I make the change "in production." So the blog is still at www.lunalindsey.com, and I'm testing to see if www.corbden.com URLs will point there. It is my impression that if I make a CNAME record going from www.corbden.com >> www.lunalindsey.com, it should redirect the full URL, not just the domain. What's happening now is (with the CNAME record), http://www.corbden.com/2013/10/splines-theory-spoons-metaphor-for.html goes to a Google Error and keeps the same URL (including domain name) in the address bar. It's not doing either behavior I expected, neither resolving to the root of lunalindsey.com nor loading the full URL at the www.lunalindsey.com domain. Somehow we're getting to google (blogger) but not to the www.lunalindsey.com/2013/10/splines-theory-spoons-metaphor-for.html NOR to www.lunalindsey.com, where the actual content is. i.e. the redirect only seems to be partially happening. Any ideas? Thanks!
ReplyQuote2/12/2021 13:52
Never mind. I think the issue is that Google (Blogger) is not doing what it should to allow the CNAME to redirect to the right path. And a 301 FORWARD won't work, because that resolves to the root of the domain, not the full URL. I think I'm going to have to copy the blog, move it, recreate the blog at the old domain, import the old blog, then create a a redirect header (hopefully I can just do one that will apply to every page).
ReplyQuote2/16/2021 12:55
teamdynadot posted:
HI I’m glad you were able to find a solution for this. As you were able to see, forwarding the whole website is not possible as you can only forward the root.
ReplyQuote4/7/2021 09:21