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Using NetworkSolutions Advanced DNS - I'm able to configure things like:

www.mysite.com

mail.mysite.com

Everything works great, until I go to http://mysite.com - since there is not DNS and it won't let me enter blank alias in CNAME - it obviously fails...

So, is there a way to point http://mysite.com to http://www.mysite.com?

Thanks!

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possible duplicate of CNAME on XName.org / Newbie Question –  Alnitak Nov 3 '10 at 15:26
    
See "Using the root domain name (no www.) with google sites" google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Apps/… –  Greg Bray Nov 3 '10 at 23:22

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Duplicate of this question.

No, you can't do that - you must do it the other way around:

www.mysite.com. IN CNAME mysite.com.

Better yet, just put the same IP address in as an A record for both the domain name and the www prefix.

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Ok I may have not been clear enough. I have site developed in Gooogle Sites, e.g. sites.google.com/mysite; I'm pointing CNAME from NS like this: www.mysite.com to ghs.google.com; so mysite.com works well, but mysite.com doesn't –  IMHO Nov 3 '10 at 15:41
    
no, because you can't have a CNAME for a bare domain. You need to point the bare domain at some other service, which then HTTP Redirects to the Google site. –  Alnitak Nov 3 '10 at 15:57
    
And what would example of such service be? Can NS do it? GoDaddy? –  IMHO Nov 3 '10 at 15:59
    
OK. Just paid NetworkSolutions $12 per year to enable Web Forwarding; problem solved –  IMHO Nov 3 '10 at 18:55

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