Not too long ago I registered with Dreamhost so that my blog could have its own custom URL, transferring it from “www.retrogameon.blogspot.com” to “www.retrogameon.com”.
Using this this excellent tutorial, I managed to do so, but if I just type in “retrogameon.com”, I get a 404. A lot of people (including myself) very rarely actually type in the “www”, and I’m worried that people aren’t and getting a 404, and then not bothering to try again losing hits to my blog. Here is a short article I found articulating the point if I haven’t been clear enough.
I sent a support ticket to Dreamhost support about a week ago, and they basically told me it was Google’s problem, not their’s. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t understand this since it’s Dreamhost’s URL, not Google’s. If I type in “retrogameon.blogspot.com” it redirects no problem to “www.retrogameon.com”.