Redirect Namecheap Non-WWW Domain to WWW Version Blogger Custom Domain Address

Today I have added a custom domain name (CoreNetworkZ.com) purchased from Namecheap for my blogspot blog (networksolutions4u.blogspot.com). I have successfully completed the steps to set custom domain name in blogger account and everything seems fine. Google successfully redirects blogspot address to custom domain name. Though everything looks fine, I am not able to access my blog using the non-WWW version of the domain name. Whenever I type naked domain, it doesn't show my blog but with WWW version, it works fine. There is some kind of redirection issues either with blogspot or with Namecheape. I must say, I couldn't find enough tutorials to solve this issue and I had to spent a lot of time to identify and rectify the problem. This tutorial explains how to do correct 301 redirection from naked domain to WWW version.



301 Redirection Of Naked NameCheap Domain to WWW Version
  1. Login to namecheap account

    Click on https://www.namecheap.com/ to access their website and Sign In using the username and password you have created.

  2. In My Account page Click on Manage domains or you can click on view link near number of domains in your account.


  3. Click on the domain name which shows redirection problems

  4. Click on URL Forwarding under Host Management


    Here we must enter the CNAME details (Alias), Type of URL redirect (301 redirection), DNS details insertions etc.

  5. Enter the following details

    Under IP Address/URL, @ is http://www.your domain.com and www is ghs.google.com. If you are prompted to enter a manual TTL value, it is 1800. The URL Redirect should be 301 and select CNAME (Alias) as below.


    After entering the details, click on Save Changes.

  6. If your site is hosted with blogger, I recommend you to follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    Complete Blogger Custom URL Configuration

Now if you type your blog address without WWW (naked version of the custom web address), it will be directed to the WWW version of custom domain. Redirecting non-WWW version of blog address to WWW version helps to retain visitors who use the naked address of your website. So you will not loose your visitors who are not using WWW prefix. 301 redirection ensures the permanent redirection of nonWWW version of your URL to WWW version and avoid duplicate content issues in Google.

Now visitors using naked and WWW version of blog address will reach your blog without having any redirection issues. Since any changes with CNAME details may take time to show, you may need to wait a few more hours. If the issue persists even after waiting for more than five hours (though recommended to wait 12 hours), I suggest you to cross check the settings you have made in NameCheap account and rectify any deviations.

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2 comments:

pinoymoviesmobile said...

its working for me can you help more

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! You're very helpful..God bless you!