Domains automatic redirection
In the last couple of weeks we’ve been working on improving the “Blog on Your Domain” premium feature so that you take full advantage of custom domain names.
Until now, whenever you bought a custom domain with us, or mapped a domain that you alreay owned, you’d get your blog fully accessible on both URLs (eg. http://mysite.blog.com and http://mysite.com). Still, most of you expected your new domain to completely override Blog.com’s URL so to be more visible in search engines and such.
From now on, when your domain is fully and correctly configured, we will automatically redirect your http://mysite.blog.com to http://mysite.com, making sure that the search engines are aware of this and they only index your custom domain! If there’s something wrong, then both will be available, so that you can fix the issue without your blog being down.
When you login, you’ll still get the dashboard at the Blog.com’s address, but everything outside the administration area will be on your custom domain.
If you have a mapped domain, please make sure you have your domain’s DNS configuration checked in the Tools > Domains page (we’ll put up a warning if there’s something wrong, don’t worry).
So, we hope this will improve your domain notoriety and bring even more visitors to your blog!
If you still don’t have a custom domain for your blog, just head to your Upgrades section and start bloggin on your own domain for just $18 per year!