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I'd like to donate [WWW] to the WikiSpot cause. Was going to start up my own Berkeley wiki but never got around to it. The DNS settings are set up on my side. —AndrewChen

2007-04-12 20:54:35   Also, just as a followup, why does [WWW] point to wikispot but [WWW] still points to godaddy? Is there something I need to do to get it to work both ways? —mjyoung

2007-04-12 21:11:31   I believe I did everything that the Custom Domain Page said to do. It points to wikispot if I have a "www" before "" but not if its just "". Also, how do I get my domain to point to [WWW] instead of WikiSpot's main page? I'll attach some screenshots of my godaddy settings, maybe that'll help.


2007-04-12 21:22:57   Okay, thanks a lot. I've now changed the domain forwarding to "" —mjyoung

2007-04-19 06:44:58   Hiya Philip, Thank you for all the help with Torontopedia! My brother lives in the city just west of Toronto, Mississauga, and he's started the Wikisauga site. Please activate [WWW]http://www.wikisauga.WS , we just registered the domain and immediately made correct CNAME and forwarding steps, should end up at [WWW] . And Yes, we chose .WS that is dot-w-s as the top level domain, it's kinda weird at first blush...but the more we thought about it, wikisauga-dot-wikisauga aka wikisauga-dot-w-s just makes sense to us :-) . —HimySyed

2007-05-02 03:38:19   Hi, I would like to setup to point to The DNS settings are set up on my side. :) —Vijay

2007-05-16 01:38:49   Hello~ may I request to have set up to point to please? Thank you in advance! =D —MasumiWatanabe

2007-05-25 08:40:11   Hi there, may I please request to have set up to point to Should all be good on my end. Thanks much!
tyler93023 (tribal core) —tyler93023

2007-06-04 17:27:32 = ...thanks! —ReidSerozi

2007-06-22 23:26:08   Hi, I've set up the DNS at my end for - and would like that to point to

Thanks, Jon —Musther

2007-07-25 18:53:11   Hey Philip, I picked up which I'd prefer to use as the top level domain name. May I request a change please? Thank you! —MasumiWatanabe

2007-08-31 05:30:28   Awesome, thanks for your help, Ace! —KarlMogel

2007-09-25 23:35:40   Hi there, followed your godaddy instructions and so if i may request, could you please enable to point to Much appreciated and thankyou for providing such an awsome tool! —Roja

2007-09-26 10:49:38   Thankyou very much! Once the term starts i will have a collection for the website :) —Roja

2007-10-08 08:39:08   Please point [WWW] (and [WWW] to [santacruz]santacruz. thanks! —Graham.Freeman

2007-10-15 06:53:23   The top contributors to the Santa Cruz Wiki have agreed that it makes sense to use instead of (This is primarily because and .net are taken by domain squatters.) So, we don't want to just redirect to

However, has been used for 18 months now, so although we don't want it to be "primary" anymore neither do we want to get rid of it. Also, the single point of contact for that domain was unresponsive when I tried to reach him, so changing its DNS may prove difficult.

How hard would it be to improve the Wiki Spot code so that it can handle multiple domain names per wiki?

Failing that, if we hosted the Santa Cruz wiki separately would we retain the Interwiki-ness? If not, what would it take to make that possible?


2007-10-17 03:12:46   Awesome; thanks, Philip! My couch is your couch. —Graham.Freeman

2007-11-07 18:15:30   Good afternoon! I would like to request that [WWW] please point to [WWW] . The CNAME is set up properly and working on my end. Thanks in advance! Chris. —ChristopherNalty

2007-12-17 07:53:29   I would like to setup so that it points to The DNS settings should be good to go. Thank you! —ASUN

2007-12-17 08:15:33   Sweet. Thanks! —ASUN

2008-02-05 14:02:26   I've today pointed the domain "" to "" for the newly created wiki "" and would like to request a domain name setup. Many thanks for this excellent service! —brunberg

2008-02-11 23:11:21   Hi Philip, got a new domain for harvard wiki at (people were confused with what a wiki was). Can we set that up to point to The DNS settings are set up on my side. —Vijay

Should be all set! By the way, there's three odd blocky-non-rendering-unicode characters before the "Harvard's List" title for me when I view your wiki. Also, do you want help making a logo?

2008-02-17 20:08:07   Thanks - I have set up the DNS configuration for NLUG.ORG for the wikispot page, NLUG.WIKISPOT.ORG I believe I am ready to have the processes in Step 5 done, in order to finish the domain name transition. —matthewcraig

2008-02-18 03:58:43   Howdy, if there's anyway to get the new pointed to [obsoleteskills]obsoleteskills as quickly as possible, it would be great... it is linked from a fairly high traffic blog. —JabberWokky

Looks like it's still not pointed @ wiki spot:

philip@philip-laptop:~$ nslookup 

Non-authoritative answer:

philip@philip-laptop:~$ nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:

2008-02-18 04:30:27   Nlug folks: the DNS isn't set up right yet — you'll want to set the cname on www and then an http redirect on non-www. Right now it's an http redirect to —PhilipNeustrom

2008-02-22 16:17:46   could you help to point to the DNS configuration is done.

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

fyi, yui4j is a new open source project.

Thank you very much!

2008-03-07 17:20:20   I have initially setup: [WWW] I have registered [WWW] with GoDaddy and performed the necessary steps on GoDaddy. Can you update your DNS for this? Thanks. Matt Fleming. p.s. I made a donation via Paypal. This is a great site and idea - thanks for your efforts. —mattfleming

2008-04-16 22:19:06   May I set up [WWW] to point to [WWW] The CNAME settings should be correct. Thanks! —TGrantBelgard

2008-04-22 22:46:45   Heya Philip, could you setup so that it points to The DNS settings should be good to go (I just changed it about a half hour ago :) —RodneyBlackwell

2008-05-13 11:58:16   Good Morning Philip and fellow wikispotters, after some internal discussion, we changed the top level domain for Wikisauga from .ws to our Canadian .CA. We found people here in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada found the .WS not as mainstream an idea as we had hoped. In short, .WS is bit too unusual for Canadians. I still feel it's a good top level domain, just not for wikisauga.

Good morning Philip - When you get a chance, could you set up so that it points to I just changed the DNS settings on Yahoo Domains, so it should be all set. — Thanks! —wilfis

When I followed your instructions for creating a domain name forward on Yahoo Domains, I received the error message, "The starting address and destination address could not be the same." I just created a C name record with "*" as the source and "" as the destination. I believe this should do the trick — I have used this method successfully in other scenarios involving domain mapping.


Philip - I reset my DNS settings but still cannot create a domain name forward on Yahoo Domains. To be honest, I'm not so concerned about [WWW] not redirecting to right now. My bigger priority is getting to point to the pages at, rather than to the wikispot home page — which is what happens at present.


I have modified the CNAME records to point to, so please flip the switch when you can. Thanks! —wilfis

2008-05-26 19:21:13   I'm setting up in Bellingham, WA - I've registered the domain name, and followed the steps to get it setup, so hopefully once you guys sprinkle the 'magic' on the page it'll work! ;-) —japerry

2008-06-13 01:04:49   VME has decided to turn the domain name over to the WikiSpot cause. I have made the appropriate DNS changes which should propagate out tonight. We all look forward to making the Woodland WikiSpot Wiki better, and hopefully having an appropriate domain name will help in some way. —ChrisLambertus

2008-07-13 06:45:59   I'd like to setup the custom domain name for RenoWiki on wikispot. Thanks! —DanComing

2008-07-30 10:37:01   I've had the domain [WWW] working with the wiki [WWW] for a long time now, but noticed just now that it's not working, try it and you'll see you go to the wikispot home. Thanks for your help. —Musther

2008-08-01 02:45:43   hey. I have completed steps 1 through 7 (set up CNAME and forwarding for Can you set us ( up on your side? Our community really enjoys our wiki. Thanks for all your hard work. —DavidBessler

2008-08-02 23:29:34   I would like to setup so that it points to Thank you! —Zimarev

2008-09-02 05:14:30   I'd like to have my domain name "" to point to "". I have setup the DNS and forwarding configuration according to your instruction. Thanks! —najja

2008-11-12 00:13:09   I just setup to point to Kindly point the domain. Donation will come soon. —VictorRamayrat

2009-01-11 22:27:15   Greetings, I just set up the [norwalk]Norwalk Wiki. This is a request to forward the domain. I have purchased "" from godaddy. I have already followed all the steps. Thank you. Be well — Greg Bard —GregBard

2009-01-20 08:57:04   Hello, we wish to use name for our "darkfallonline" wiki. I've done the necessary changes on our dns host. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time. Edit: I had to turn the page to redirection as I don't know when/if you'll have a chance to read this and add the record. But there's no problem with the records, I can change it anytime you're ready. —hellion

2009-01-30 00:02:33   I setup [WWW] for [WWW] Thanks! —latechadmin

2009-02-22 00:04:42   Hi, can you attach [WWW] to [WWW], thanks —Peej

"2009-03-16 17:56:00"   Hi, can you attach "[WWW]" to "[WWW]" Thank you!

"2009-04-05" Hi, can you please remove [WWW] from, we no longer own the domain. Thanks!

2009-04-19 16:56:39   Hiya, can I point [WWW] to [WWW] please? Cheers. - [ratty]AnnetteRandAnnetteRand

done. -p

Cheers. :-D

2009-05-03 23:46:54   Hi! Can [WWW] be setup for [WWW] Thanks. —[[irvine]Matt Quan] —Mateo

2009-06-11 02:48:09   theUSnovelresearchinstitute —Bai

2009-06-11 02:49:10   It is really necessary to have the new wikispot domain name requested. —Bai

2009-08-05 20:24:42   When you get a chance, please direct [WWW] to, I believe I've got the cname record setup properly already. Thanks. —AlexMandel

2009-09-25 02:49:56   When you get a chance, please direct [WWW] and [WWW] to [WWW] This is my first wiki, but I believe I followed your directions correctly. Thanks. —chingis

hi, my domain name is still not up and running, is there something wrong with my configuration ... [chingis]

2009-11-04 02:35:19   I just wanted to check on The address still redirects to WikiSpot's homepage. Is there any other info you need from me to get this to direct to —MicheleTobias

2009-11-09 04:47:57   Hello, I have two domains that I have configured to point to "" and have enabled forwarding for each. The two domains are and Thank you and thanks for this service! —csroberson

2009-11-13 07:38:34   I think I wasn't clear with my previous request. I have two (2) wikis and two (2) domains:

[WWW] 'should point to' [WWW]
[WWW] 'should point to' [WWW]

I would assume that should not be a problem. Am I missing something?

—csroberson —


2009-12-04 09:35:06   Hi, I wish to associate [WWW] to [WWW] I tried several times to reproduce what is shown on your tutorial, but it doesn't quite match what easyDNS expects me to do apparently... values like the @, the www, the forwarding address refuse to stick on the form. If possible... Please help...

Looks like you're almost there. Change the url forwarders to: A record: forwards to URL: [WWW] you've got a trailing dot in there

2009-12-14 00:11:58   —Done! Thanks to Philip Neustrom ! —

2009-12-19 16:09:06   First, congrats on becoming a 501(c)3! Well done.

Second, please point [WWW] to [WWW] I've performed the configuration at GoDaddy. (BTW, GoDaddy has changed their forms so they don't look like your examples but one can still figure it out.)


All set —p

2010-01-20 04:02:15   Hello Wikians, me again. Well, it turns out we can't get the domain, so I'd like to request that we make our other two domains to use the .info domain.

We would like to keep SonomaCountyWiki unchanged:

[WWW] is currently pointed to by [WWW]

Here's what we'd like to change

[WWW] should now be pointed to by [WWW]
[WWW] should now be pointed to by [WWW]

Thanks! —csroberson

2010-02-08 13:36:51   Hi,

I would like to forward [WWW] to [WWW]

Thanks. —illuzn

2010-02-27 09:58:08   Hi I'm trying to set up forwarding but my webhost only recognises IP Addresses not domain names. Can you provide an ip address to forward to? This is for [WWW] - thanks. —DotSpong

2010-03-02 21:43:20   Hi I think I've got everything sorted - didn't need the IP after all! I need to point to I've set up the DNS stuff at my ISP end, do you need to do something now? Thanks! —DotSpong

2010-04-11 14:18:16   Hi Philip, due to new DNS setup I've had to change my wiki's hostname, can you wire to please (hyphen rather than a dot between wiki and Keep up the good work, thanks —Peej —Peej

2010-06-22 03:03:25   Hello, I've followed the directions above and am looking to get a posse together to emulate the greatness of Davis wiki up here in Olympia. Would you be so kind as to point to Thanks. —MicahEllison

2010-08-14 23:17:52   Hi there, I would like to forward [WWW] to [WWW] Thanks a lot. —WeiHsienHsu

2010-08-22 19:15:45   Have followed the instructions as outlined and would like to have pointed at - thanks in advance! —ElleCayabyabGitlin

2010-09-16 06:42:08   Hello! I have the DNS set up on my side and would like [WWW] pointed at [WWW] Thank you! —AndrewBroz

2010-09-21 17:33:37   I am the admin for Irvine Wiki and currently forwards to (thanks btw). What would I have to do and what would the process entail to change to be the primary address so everything is like —Mateo

You'll need to follow the steps outlined on the page before we can make it work the way the other domains work. If you're okay with the redirect approach then you don't need to change anything

2010-09-24 01:57:47   Hello again. [WWW] is currently redirecting to [WWW] Is this normal, and if it's not and it's my fault, how can I stop being so bad at life? My gratitude. —AndrewBroz

Nothing wrong w yr setup we have to turn on here.—philip

I turned this on. —PhilipNeustrom

2010-10-02 09:09:53   I've got to know the Davis Wiki when I visited friends in Davis and was amazed. I'd like to check whether something similar is possible in the village I live. Therefore I've set up a CNAME entry for to (for the wiki Thanks for configuring this! —ThomasZumbrunn

2010-10-24 21:02:29   I just setup [WWW] for [WWW] on TierraNet. The guide says that the wiki admins need to do something on their side? —DamianKumor

2010-12-12 04:17:11   I just set up [WWW], and I'd like it to point to [WWW] I've set up the CNAME and domain forwarding as instructed. However, [WWW] currently displays the Wiki Spot home page. I'm assuming there's still a switch you guys need to throw on your end—or is there something else I need to do? Many thanks! Updated to add: This morning when I went to both [WWW] and [WWW], both came up as 404 pages. Any ideas what I need to change? —LeslieMadsenBrooks

Hi Philip, I think things are back to where they should be now—[WWW] points to the wikispot home page. I'd like it to point to [WWW], please. Many many thanks! —Leslie

2011-01-07 19:31:11   I've registered with Tierra and followed the instructions for the DNS settings. It's set up for [WWW]
and the CNAME
Susan Garraty —SusanGarraty

2011-06-13 02:46:16   I have set my domain,, to point to as instructed. Can you please set that to bring up the page. Thank you. —ColinSullivan

2011-06-16 00:22:38   I have set my domain,, to point to as instructed. Can you please set that to bring up the page. Thank you. —WeiHsienHsu

2011-06-16 07:29:17   I have set the domain forwarding for to, can you please points that to [WWW] Thank you so much! —WeiHsienHsu

2011-06-18 21:47:27   Hi There Philip,

Helping start up a local wiki for Jakarta, Indonesia. Ready on our end with [WWW] successfully forwarding to [WWW] and [WWW] is CNAME'd to

Terima Kasih sebelumnya (Thank You in advance, in Indonesian).

2011-08-17 18:14:32   Hi! Could you setup I have pointing to it. Thanks! —JustinEldridge

2011-11-10 00:54:33   I would like to have [WWW] point to [WWW] I have already edited the DNS settings. —soderstrom

2011-12-12 19:03:08   Hello!

Hello! Please set up [WWW] point to [WWW] I have already finished the DNS settings.

Here is provider settings now:

Name Type Value
@ NS
@ NS
@ MX 10 @
@ A

Please do final settings for above mentioned domain. Best regards —AndreiDei

2011-12-26 02:55:42   Dear Philip, thank you for your kindly support! Please do final settings for two new wikis

1-st [WWW]http://www.фэшнпедия.рф point to [WWW]
2-nd [WWW]http://www.википарламент.рф point to [WWW]

The DNS settings are finished

Please, note these are cyrillic domains, see the punycode conversion:

1-st [WWW]http://www.xn--d1abkrk2a2a3bya.xn--p1ai
2-nd [WWW]http://www.xn--80aaeomankklqn5a.xn--p1ai

Regards, —AndreiDei

2012-01-23 14:59:06   I have setup everything on my end for to point to —EnWhyCee

2012-08-31 06:32:25   Hello! I have set up to go to - could you set it up on your side? Many thanks —CharlesGregory

2012-12-11 22:31:36   Can someone make my wiki be a custom domain - —WikiMaker

2013-03-14 22:28:55   Please Help - We have a wiki spot page with the address: [WWW] It will not load for anyone & we don't where to turn. Who can help? How can we find out site? —toolej

2013-06-17 20:37:53   Hello, please set up domain forwarding for to All steps followed so far. Thank you! —TashariElsheikh

2013-06-23 13:46:27   Hello! I am hoping to have my custom domain, point towards I have followed all the domain xfer steps and am ready on my end. Thanks! —shaundillon

2013-07-25 02:03:19   hi I would like [WWW] to point to [WWW] I use Justhost and created a redirect on that side. Thanks!! -TashariElsheikh —

2013-08-21 05:34:21   Hello, I'd like to set up a custom domain for so it redirects to I've set a CNAME pointing to already, however, my domain host (DNSPod) doesn't seem to have that redirect option. Can it still be done some how? Thanks. —Vlad

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