# Setting up redirection

Most of people face issue in using Google sites is redirection……i,e www.domain.com works fine (becoz of presence of cname record) BUT domain.com fails here…… SO lets see the possible ways out to the issue:

1. use redirection offered by Registrar (eNom, Godaddy, name.com etc…)
2. use redirection offered by third party dns hosts. (only redirection and NOT dns hosting)

In this post, i will consider #2 as for #1 instructions are already available (Google for them!) and also i guess most of you people are reading this post because you were unable to do the #1! since we are using free services, they are perfect for blogger, small biz sites (having low traffic…i.e less then 10,000 visitors per day) We can use any of following host for setting redirection:

here i like #1 the most as for redirection as its really fast and simple (though as dns host it is worst!) and so i will be giving steps for setting up redirection only in everydns…..and anyone can easily use any other service….as steps will be quite similar…

Everydns

To use its redirection, follow these steps:

[anurag@root ~]$dig domain.com a @ns1.everydns.net ; <<>> DiG 9.3.4-P1 <<>> domain.com a @ns1.everydns.net ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21777 ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 4 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;domain.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: domain.com. 3600 IN A 64.158.219.5 ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: domain.com. 86400 IN NS ns1.everydns.net. domain.com. 86400 IN NS ns2.everydns.net. domain.com. 86400 IN NS ns3.everydns.net. domain.com. 86400 IN NS ns4.everydns.net. ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION: ns1.everydns.net. 7200 IN A 71.6.202.220 ns2.everydns.net. 7200 IN A 204.152.184.150 ns3.everydns.net. 7200 IN A 208.76.56.56 ns4.everydns.net. 7200 IN A 208.96.6.134 ;; Query time: 35 msec ;; SERVER: 71.6.202.220#53(71.6.202.220) ;; WHEN: Sat Nov 29 01:08:52 2008 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 192 [anurag@root ~]$