Help with Go Daddy Redirect

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i was hoping someone would be kind enough to help a beginner. I have a site hosted by godaddy. I also have a typepad account. I mapped the DNS so that when you type http://www.example.com it goes to my typepad account. Perfect! However, I would also like not to type the www and have example.com go to my typepad account as well. typepad said that is called a redirect and to check with Godaddy. Godaddy told me that they cannot help with custom DNS requests. I am frustrated. If anyone can help it I would be very happy! Thank you

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Post 3+ Months Ago

How long has it been since you updated the nameservers? Sometimes DNS propagation for //www.example.com and //example.com take slightly different times to resolve.

p.s. i like your username 8)
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I did this last night: alias: http://www.example.com directed to: example.typepad.com it worked but if you type example.com it goes to my regular site not the typepad. Do need to do another DNS alias thingy? the instructions on typepad called the first dns adjustment domain mapping. When I searched for the instructions on how to fix the www issue it called it a redirect to referred me back to godaddy. Do I make sense? I am a beginner (be kind) :)

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In your godaddy when you modify name servers for a domain there are three input boxes - "Name Server 1:", "Name Server 2:" and "Name Server 3:". The first two are required and are not the same. Are yours like this?
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They are like this:

Enter Alias Name -- I put http://www.example.com
Enter Points to Host Name -- I put example.typepad.com
Select TTL Value -- I left it alone -- is states 1 hour

That above scenario worked, does it make sense that I just need to make another one like this:

Enter Alias Name -- example.com
Enter Points to Hose Name -- example.typepad.com

?

I appreciate you trying to assist me!
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I'm not sure where you are doing that but try it and lets see what happens. It sounds logical enough though.
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Unfortunately, I won't know if it works until tomorrow -- I will drop you a line and tell you if it was successful :) Thanks a bunch!
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You own example.com?! I'll buy it for 100,000 from you
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Willy wrote:
You own example.com?! I'll buy it for 100,000 from you

He doesn't.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If I understand part of your question you don't want to have to put the www. in. You need a 301 redirect in the .htaccess as follows:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.domain\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

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