Forward using CNAME record

Gary Wallis wgg1970 at
Tue Jan 25 15:38:10 UTC 2011

Gary Wallis wrote:
> Henry Hartley wrote:
>> In the second case, which is NOT working, I have a similar CNAME 
>> record but instead of, it's on So, I have this 
>> (this is the actual domain):
>> If you go directly to, the site loads, but if 
>> you go to, you get a 404 error page. 
>> The browser still displays in the address bar.
>> So, is this a situation where is set up to recognize 
>> properly but is not? Or what?
>> Should I be able to do what I'm trying to do?

About your second case:

This is not about DNS but about HTTP. Site tumblr uses the incoming HTTP 
request to provide content. Since it does not know anything about 
"" it returns the 404.


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