TypePad Domain Mapping

Wow! I finally got there. It has taken an age for me to finally get domain mapping sorted out. Many thanks to Brenna and the guys at Go Daddy for their patience. I also got help from the people at the TypePad User Group, too – which is a very useful address to know.

Click the link below to see how I managed to map www.madaboutmadrid.com to madrid.blogs.com through Godaddy.

Having selected the "Advanced DNS" setting next to your domain name, you then enter the following details for records "A" and "CNAME":

Zone Record Name —– Zone Record Type —– Zone Record Value
@ —– A —– (my IP address)
www —– CNAME —– mydomain.blogs.com

Make sure that you click "save" once you have entered the information and don’t forget you can only save one record at a time. The next thing I did was to select "MX" from the menu and type: mydomain.com

I think they recommend you leave it 24-48 hours but mine was done quicker. What I did was to run through the domain mapping procedure a number of times (on TypePad) – setting it "Active" – until it finally mapped. If it didn’t map, I simply deleted the entry (selecting "Remove" and then clicking the "Remove" button), left it a few hours and started again.

And now I am the proud owner of www.madaboutmadrid.com and well chuffed!

10 thoughts on “TypePad Domain Mapping

  • October 1, 2003 at 1:22 pm

    Glad it works for you, and thanks for posting in that Unofficial forum. I ran a search there and followed you here. Domain mapping works for me as well though I used to be able to use http://tenorman.net/ but I know need the “www” in front. Wish I knew why.
    Take care,

  • October 1, 2003 at 1:35 pm

    Maybe Typepad needs the “www”.
    I don’t need to do that The next thing I did was to select “MX” from the menu and type: mydomain.com unless I have a mail server that conflicts, right?
    Sorry to bother you.

  • October 1, 2003 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Aaron
    Glad to see everything worked out OK and thanks for being the first person to comment on my site!! Cheers for the Google link and hope you’ll keep an eye on a new website I’m creating on Marketing – http://www.marketingtom.com
    Cheers Alun

  • December 2, 2003 at 8:44 am

    TypePad Domain Mapping

    This is an entry on one of my other blogs, Mad About Madrid, that people may find of use if they’re trying to set up domain name mapping on TypePad. Domain Name Mapping

  • July 16, 2004 at 6:41 pm

    I did a search on google for “how to setup godaddy domain for use with typepad” and your site was the first one listed. Kudos to you for figuring out the domain mapping. I’m dying to get my toolreviews.biz domain to map to my (soon to be developed) tool review blog
    You wrote: “Click the link below to see how I managed to map http://www.madaboutmadrid.com to madrid.blogs.com through Godaddy.”, yet I couldn’t find what link you were referring to.
    When I’m logged into my GoDaddy account, I don’t see any way to choose ‘advanced DNS’. Can you help?

  • August 12, 2004 at 12:07 am

    I also ound this page through google. Thanks for your help. You just ended two days of frustration for me.

  • June 12, 2005 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for the information. I had a hard time settin up the domain mapping until I found your instructions. I know this post is old, but the information is very help for new typepad customers.
    Thanks again.

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