Mobile Me/iWeb: personal domain problem.

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  1. Marcquito macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    I ran a search, but came up with nothing.

    I'm trying out the new service using the 60 day free trial. I used .mac free trial before, but never was able to get the personal domain to work since I did not see the option. I figured I did not see the option since I haven't actually paid, so I continued to use hostgator for my needs.

    Since then I have discontinued using and have been looking for an alternative. So far, I like having everything on mobile me where i can easily reach my files when needed. I'm satisfied so far.

    My personal domain is: This is my father's business site and I have been managing it for about 6 months or so. I have swapped over to using iweb for the design. I have recently started to try and get the personal domain to work within, but cannot get it to work properly. I (think) I have done everything correctly.

    Here's what I have done:
    The domain is registered on (I hate it) and within the "new cname record" is a place where the options must be filled out. Under Enter a new alias name I type "" and under Points to host name I type "". After this is complete I go back to (where I have already told them my personal domain is and click OK to confirm what I have completed the CName requirements on

    Seems simple enough, but I am not sure I have done it right since it has been over 24 hours and still does not point to the site.

    If anyone wonders, the site is

    Thanks for any help or advice.
  2. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    Go To Godaddy under CNAME
    Alias: www

    Login go to account settings-> personal domain add then hit Done it will now say it is ready to use it will take 24hrs to resolve.
  3. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Just to make sure you understand freedevil's reply, the CNAME is only 'www' - do not include the domain (in other words '' is NOT what you want in the CNAME part of the web form.
  4. Marcquito thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    Thanks, I see the problem. Instead of just putting "www" I put the entire domain.

    Thanks for the help. It already works!
  5. Erieg macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008
    I have setup my private domain and it still isnt working. Some one told me that this feature will not work during the 60 day trial... is this true?

    The reason I ask is that I setup a friends domain to a paid account and it works great. I have confirmed my CNAME settings all is well there.

  6. Marcquito thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    Mine is the 60 day trial and it works fine. Check your settings again.
  7. ryball macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    Cname Mobileme Domain Settings for iweb

    Hi All,

    after creating a website on iweb, I then purchased a domain name (.info) from Cheap domains and waited nearly 48 hours to get a login and then tried to change the cname as advised by iweb when trying to upload a website. Cheap Domains then told me to purchase a hosting package for around $50 in order to do this.

    I then scanned a couple of forums and found a domain company called COVE who allow the aditional services to do this at no extra cost, the .info account was cheaper with COVE and their tech support responded to my email in minutes.

    If you do purchase a domain name through COVE or another domain company that allows you to create a cname within the control panel for the mobileme account do the following
    in COVE.
    1. Login to your account
    2. On the right hand side click on manage domain names
    3. you should see manage your extended services, click on option tab
    4. Select Host Records
    5. this brings you to the modify dns records for (your domain name)
    6. the last record is www with type A - Delete it and create it again this time selecting cname, ttl on all should be 1/2 hour address is
    7. create a new record under www: with host name: primary Host, Type CNAME, TTL, 1/2 hour, Address,

    This can take a couple of hours for your website to work.
    note: this needs to be done before you set up the personal Domain setup on mobile me, if you have already created it on mobile me, delete it and recreate it.
    any questions on setting it up. send me an email.

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