I am in the process of porting some sites from my own server to Google (GHS). I've always used ZoneEdit to manage my DNS needs and in the past - wrongly or rightly - configured it so that:
www.domain.com pointed to:
<my known ip address>
www sub-domain all is fine and it (
www.domain.com) resolves to
ghs.google.com (via a
CNAME entry) and the site is displayed.
However, if I try and reach the bare domain (
domain.com) FF states it is unable to establish a connection. I assume this is because my DNS configuration has no
A ip-address entry for it anymore.
I was considering forwarding any URL from
www.domain.com, although possible ZoneEdit is not recommending it I think because I telling it to only forward requests for
http://domain.com and leave
http://www.domain.com as it is (i.e
Am I handling this the best way?
According to the article on URL forwarding in the Google Apps Help, forwarding your naked domain to the www domain is the best way to handle it.
And then you leave the CNAME record for the www domain to point to ghs.google.com, as you already have done.
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