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I followed the directions from Tumblr on creating a CNAME entry at my domain registrar to point the subdomain blog.domainname.com to domains.tumblr.com as this article suggests link:Using a custom domain name

However, I just get the "Page cannot be found" message when attempting to visit it.

Do I need to configure anything on the Webfaction side? I had tried adding the domain name within Webfaction, but then I just get the default Webfaction placeholder page.

Thanks for any ideas.

asked 04 Jun '12, 12:01

shanecleveland
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Thank you! I was doing it wrong. I first needed to add blog.domainname.com as a domain in the Webfaction control panel and then add the required CNAME in the DNS Overrides tool of the control panel for that subdomain.

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answered 04 Jun '12, 16:59

shanecleveland
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If WebFaction manages the DNS for your domain, then you need to create the CNAME via our control panel instead of via your registrar.

If you've checked that and are still having trouble, then feel free to open a support ticket to let us know the actual domain and subdomains you're using, and we'll be happy to look into it further.

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answered 04 Jun '12, 15:06

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