I thoroughly enjoy forwarding subdomains with CNAME records. It works very well and is incredibly easy. Just add a record like NEWSUBDOMAIN.MYDOMAIN.COM CNAME PAGE.OTHERSITE.COM and just like magic users who type in newsubdomain will see the contents of othersite.
This works everywhere except for ComicDish. If you try to add a CNAME record from any domain to forward to absolutely any page on comicdish.com, you will get a “bad_httpd_conf” error. Let’s use the default comic, mycomic.comicdish.com, as an example. Create a CNAME record on any domain from any registrar to forward to this comic - or any other page on comicdish.com - and it will give you the same error. Why is this? CNAME records can forward any subdomain you can think of to any site you can think of…except for things on comicdish.com.
GoDaddy (and the other registrars I’ve contacted) says they have nothing to do with this problem, and I should contact ComicDish. ComicDish says they have nothing to do with this problem, and suggested I contact Dreamhost. Does Dreamhost somehow block CNAME forwarding to sites it hosts? Is there any way we can get this working?
Thank you very much for hearing my concern, and I greatly appreciate any response.