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My domain is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting.

My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ones at Nearly Free Speech which is working. However I'm baffled as to how to get my correct configuration to point to my Tumblr.

Preferably I'd like

(A) my domain to host the blog and have redirect also to

If this is too difficult my next preference is

(B) to have host the blog whilst redirects to

My third preference is to have

(C) a sub-domain like or to host the blog and I guess have and both redirect to it.

I've tried having two aliases and pointing to my permanent Nearly Free Speech IP at and when I try to add:

(1) an A record pointing to the IP as per Tumblr's instructions it tells me I already have the bare domain as an alias so I cant do that.

(2) the A record on the alias. I can do this with either set as an alias or not. But when I tried this with set as the canonical name the result when visiting either or was both of them continually redirecting to each other until an error was thrown.

So I was wondering if there is a ninja that could save me some hair-pulling and tell me the correct way to config A, or else B, or else C.

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Read up on how to use a custom domain name with Tumblr

To redirect from to place the code below in your .htaccess file.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
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tumblr tells me to add an A-record to point to the only way i can do that in NFS DNS settings is to first add an alias to which is a cname-record and then add an Arecord pointing to It wont let me add an Arecord when there arent aliases setup and it wont if is already an alias. So atm i have a cname record from to and an a-record from to and i also have set in Tumblr's settings. The problem (i think) is that will still not be pointing to tumblr. – jskye Jul 9 '12 at 3:36
im unsure about your answer Anagio, because i want option A preferably that is redirecting to and that being the tumblr – jskye Jul 9 '12 at 3:37

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