Forward using CNAME record
wgg1970 at gmail.com
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 web.me.com, it's on tumblr.com. So, I have this
>> (this is the actual domain):
>> www.ioanamorosan.com. CNAME ioanamorosan.tumblr.com.
>> If you go directly to ioanamorosan.tumblr.com, the site loads, but if
>> you go to www.ioanamorosan.com, you get a tumblr.com 404 error page.
>> The browser still displays www.ioanamorosan.com in the address bar.
>> So, is this a situation where web.me.com is set up to recognize
>> www.example.com properly but tumblr.com 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
"www.ioanamorosan.com" it returns the 404.
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