Under my hat

2010-06-08

Mapping your own domain to a MobileMe web space

Filed under: Tech Tips, Uncategorized — subgalea @ 19:08

It cost me hours of searching and experimenting, but it worked. Here’s how to have the web content for http://www.your-domain.xyz/ served up from an existing Apple “Mobile Me” (a/k/a .Mac) account.

Use the DNS controls provided by your domain registrar to create a CNAME for “www” in your domain pointing to “web.me.com.”

Use the Mobile Me “Settings” page (the gear icon); pick “Personal Domain” from the left menu (a green @); click “Add domain”; fill in the domain; and Continue.

Put your content on your iDisk in the folder Web/Sites. You may have to create that folder. You may have trouble creating a new folder in Web and then renaming it to Sites. If so, create a folder “Sites” elsewhere and drag it into “Web” on your iDisk.

 

UPDATE: This is pretty much moot, since Apple will drop Mobile Me’s web site feature June 30, 2012, with the change to their “iCloud” service. Migration instructions are at Apple Support.

2009-12-26

A political wish

Filed under: Uncategorized — subgalea @ 03:54

Just once I’d like to see a politician respond to some sensational crime by saying that the laws already in place are exactly right to deal with it.

2009-05-19

Wail, and hel-met!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — subgalea @ 14:12

Everyone in the world has a blog. Now I do too.

It’s high time, actually. I was on the internet before there was DNS. I have !’d, %’d, and ::’d. If that experience didn’t blast every useful neuron, the remaining ones may fire into this space.

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