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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 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 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:

via wwwizer.com/naked-domain-redirect ::

All you need to do to redirect visitors from example.com to www.example.com is: point your naked domain A-record to the IP address 174.129.25.170. And it will start to work as soon as your DNS updates.

via referer.us/301-Redirection.html ::

Simple, setup an “A” DNS record for version you wish not to use to our redirection server IP: 174.36.45.30

Thank you wwwizer.com and referer.us !!

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