How to use non-www URL with a TypePad blog

TypePad supports Domain Mapping for a domain name that has a custom DNS service to set its CNAME record. However, typically a domain name’s DNS requires an A record with an IP address.

But, TypePad doesn’t easily support the non-WWW URL for a domain name, and relies on the registrar’s DNS manager to do a redirect — from TypePad’s help page on Domain Mapping ::

Non-www version of a URL

Domain mapping maps to your site, blog or photo album. To enable (without the www) you would set a redirect from to at your registrar. How this is set exactly depends on your registrar/host.

I spent almost 2 hours trying to hunt down an answer for this, and I don’t want you spending that much time. Here are 2 solutions I found:

via ::

All you need to do to redirect visitors from to is: point your naked domain A-record to the IP address And it will start to work as soon as your DNS updates.

via ::

Simple, setup an “A” DNS record for version you wish not to use to our redirection server IP:

Thank you and !!