CNAME settings for Google Apps Problem

If you are encountering the same problem as I do, then I can’t help you, because I’ve never ever resolved this problem. If you set your CNAME alias and point it to ghs.google.com, even if you’ll wait for one week for the domain to propagate, it won’t work! Wah! You’ll just waste time of waiting it to be live over the world wide web, it really don’t work! Same with my blogger account, you have an option to publish your posts in your custom domain, but it doesn’t really work at all. Or maybe, my settings are wrong, but I have verified it to GoDaddy that my Total DNS Control settings are right, maybe the problem is with Google’s side.

I have submitted a support request to Google but they don’t bother to reply at all. I think their very busy developing their new apps, and won’t waste time to entertain this newbie problem. I hope somebody made it work, and comment to this post, because I can’t, I really really can’t make it work.

It’s been a week of waiting for my CNAME alias to propagate, maybe a redirection or SSH settings would be better. What’s the catch? if I’ll use CNAME to provide custom URL, it will still redirect to mail.google.com, so why don’t use redirection with mask instead, diba?

UPDATE: Problem already solved. Just don’t forget to include the subdomain, like blog.yourdomain.com or www.yourdomain.com so that it will propagate.

11 thoughts on “CNAME settings for Google Apps Problem

  1. Hello Jehzeel

    This is very strange to me that you have problem with CNAME settings for Google apps because i have set up an free account with Google and did set CNAME settings according to tutorial available at Google and i did it without any problem with first try. It is working perfectly and the CNAME settings updated around the world at DNS servers with in 4-6 hours. Actually i did worked with in 20 min from the settings.

    Check your settings again properly.

  2. Hello Again

    I love to help you with it.
    send me your yahoo ID or Google ID on [email protected]

    May me in a day or two i leave a tutorial on my blog about Google Apps.

    For your knowledge i used a Domain registered with Yahoo INC.

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