Setup domain.com to TypePad and shop.domain.com to Shopify?


#1

When users go to domain.com or www.domain.com I want it to display my TypePad blog. I also want to be able to link to or have users type in shop.domain.com and have it go to my Shopify store.

Clearly, I don’t ever want the users to see myblog.typepad.com or mystore.shopify.com, I want to make sure everything is seamless.

Any hints about how I would go about doing that?


#2

You’ll have to ask Typepad and Shopify (respectively) for details on how to set that up. You can probably set it up by setting a CNAME on your domain to point to their servers (more info on the wiki), but you’ll also need to set your Typepad / Shopify accounts up to recognize the new domain name.

If that isn’t possible, you can try setting up the domain as cloaked, but that doesn’t really work quite as well.


#3

Thanks for the response. Still running into problems though.

I need domain.com to work. Not a subdomain. When I tried to set up the CNAME without a subdomain I get this error:

CNAME records may only be used on sub-domains.

Solution?


#4

I’d love to hear the solution to this too. Anyone?


#5

Try adding ‘www’ in the name field when adding the CNAME record


#6

The “www” approach is the only way I’ve gotten this to work. I’ve added a CNAME for *, but that doesn’t handle a “blank” subdomain (i.e. example.com); it only handles a wildcard subdomain (i.e. foobar.example.com).

To make the “blank” work, I set example.com to redirect to www.example.com, which is the CNAME for my destination. In this case, it’s a MobileMe account created with iWeb. I started with these instructions:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/MobileMe