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Did You Know?: Domain Mapping

You may see TypePad blogs at their own domain – like www.iheartdaily.com – and wonder how you can set it up for your blog. The answer is simple—use domain mapping.

Domain mapping allows your blog to be at your own domain. This can help you create your own brand or identity, and makes your blog URL easier to remember for your readers.

For domain mapping, you need to create a CNAME record with your registrar. It’s usually a pretty easy process and we’ve got general instructions to help you get started here. We also have specific instructions for the registrars GoDaddy, Yahoo!, PairNIC, and Network Solutions.

If you aren’t sure if your registrar allows a CNAME to be created, we’ve got information on what you need to look for, and even a form letter you can send your registrar, here.

After you’ve created your CNAME record, and the DNS change has propagated, you would simply go to Account > Domain Mapping and follow the on-screen directions for setting up domain mapping on the TypePad side. You’ll need to choose if you want to map the domain to a blog, a Photo Album, or your whole account. You can see more information on setting up domain mapping here.

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Domain mapping is generally an easy task to accomplish, but if you have any questions, or need additional support, you can always open a Help ticket by clicking the Help link in your account.

We hope you found this useful! Check back every other week for more "Did You Know?" tips to help make your blog even better!

Comments

Scott McNulty

I've been enjoying the "Did You Know" series of posts, keep up the good work.

I have a "Did You Know" of my own: did you know I wrote a book all about TypePad? Honest!

Check it out on Amazon (and if anyone at TypePad would like a copy, just let me know):
http://www.amazon.com/Building-TypePad-Blog-People-Want/dp/0321624513/

Account Deleted

How can I use this tool? I really did not know "domain mapping", if it's so good, I will use it right now.

http://petclothing-brand.typepad.com/blog/

Blake Ellison

Can I have multiple domain mappings per Typepad account? That is, can I give separate domain mappings to separate blogs?

Account Deleted

That's not a tool. This is help (instruction) for you if you decide to get a domain name. If you get a domain name for your site, Typepad helps to map your domain name or you can do it yourself by following the instructions they suggested in this post.
For example , you want to have a domain name http://petclothing-brand.com ,(without the "typepad URL in it)...you can do so by buying a domain name from GoDaddy.

Kymberlie R. McGuire

Domain mapping can be configured for just one blog on your account, without affecting the other blogs.

The CNAME for each domain/weblog would point to subdomain.typepad.com regardless of which individual blog the domain is to be mapped. You select which blog to map the domain in TypePad only, not at the domain registrar, so the CNAME Record will be the *same* for any domains mapped to your TypePad account.

When you go through the domain mapping wizard in Account > Domain Mapping, the last step is to choose either your whole account (Main Site) or just one blog or album. In the final step, you will choose the specific blog to map the domain.

If you still have any questions, feel free to click the Help tab in TypePad and open a new ticket. One of our support team members will be more than happy to help you out!

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