Trouble with CNAME

I just starting with DreamHost. I purchased a domain name and full hosting package, but currently am just trying to use the domain name and stay hosted at while I get my new wordpress blog set-up.

I am following all the directions and trying to change the CNAME and A names so it will redirect all my blogspot traffic to my custom domain.

The A names seem to be working, but everytime I try to change the CNAME to I get this error message:

“» You already have a record for this name. You can’t have a CNAME and any other record on the same name.”

I haven’t added any other records.

Can someone please explain this to me? Thanks.

You do not need a CNAME – just use A records

When I log into blogger and change to the Custom Domain setting, it tells me that my DNS settings are not set up correctly.

I followed their directions to change the A names and they seem to be working fine, so I’m not sure what is wrong.