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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.

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!

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