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 —– 123.123.123.123 (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 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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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