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I am trying to redirect a Blogger blog at example.blogspot.com to a domain blog.example.com

I use the following dns entry at example.com:

blog CNAME ghs.google.com.

When accessing blog.example.com the only message I get is:


You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2 Server at anothersubdomain.example.com Port 80

However when I look up the blog.example.com using an online dns lookup I get

N   CNAME   blog.example.com    ghs.google.com  

What is wrong here? How long do I need to wait until the new dns record is synchronized in all other dns servers?

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DNS can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate everywhere...Is the DNS entry registered someplace major (Network Solutions, etc) or say through your ISP?

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That is what I thought. It is registered using a local hosting provider. –  Refineo Nov 18 '11 at 12:19

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