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 —– 126.96.36.199 (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!