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 —– 188.8.131.52 (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!