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 http://www.example.com to your site, blog or photo album. To enable example.com (without the www) you would set a redirect from example.com to http://www.example.com 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:
All you need to do to redirect visitors from example.com to http://www.example.com is: point your naked domain A-record to the IP address 22.214.171.124. And it will start to work as soon as your DNS updates.
Simple, setup an “A” DNS record for version you wish not to use to our redirection server IP: 126.96.36.199
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