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Multiple domains - other services than mail Great Dane 5/7/09 12:44 AM
Hi,

Assuming I have registred "XXX.com" as a domain with Google Apps, and have added "YYY.com" as an alias, I can receive emails with out any problems. But what if I want e.g.

"www.YYY.com" to display "www.XXX.com"

I have CNAME record for the "XXX.com" domain, where "www.XXX.com" points to "ghs.google.com" and it works just fine, when typing http://www.XXX.com

For the "YYY.com" domain, I have created a CNAME record, where "www.YYY.com" points to "www.XXX.com".
When I type http://www.YYY.com the corresponding webpage for www.XXX.com does not show. But when I perform a traceroute the same Google server (as it should be) is listed as the final destination.

What is the problem? Or does Google Apps only support aliases for receiving/sending email?
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail jlee 5/7/09 5:16 AM
Hi Great Dane,

  I suggest you setup a redirect in your DNS so that:

www.YYY.com redirects to http://www.XXX.com

different DNS hosts call redirects different things (webhop, URL redirect, etc).  See below for details.

Jay
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Great Dane 5/7/09 6:34 AM
Hi Jay,

Thanks for the reply

I know about the "URL forwarding" option (not DNS) - which is kind of ugly as it moves some processing that easily could take place at DNS level, all the way to layer 7. I may have to settle for that - BUT if only Google (though providing a great free service) had extended the domain aliasing to cover more than just handling MX (mail) records: My nested CNAME aliases resolves to the correct Google server - the server does not respond though :-(

Best regards.

Great Dane (René - from Denmark :-))
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail LMcKin51- Google apps-Top Contributor 5/7/09 7:08 AM
Great Dane,

Are you using the Google apps  google SItes.  you can map the other url to the other domain.
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Great Dane 5/7/09 7:31 AM
LMckin51,

I all ready do that - eg, you type http://www.XXX.com instead of http://sites.google.com/a/XXX.com/XXX-site.

What I was requesting is: The ability for Google Apps to respond correctly to redirects via CNAME aliases. E.g www:YYY.com resolves to the web server associated with www.XXX.com, when I have a DNS CNAME record that maps www.YYY.com to www.XXX.com for the YYY.com domain and a DNS DNAME record that maps www.XXX.com to ghs.google.com for the XXX.com domain.

As I stated earlier: Performing a ping or a traceroute to www.YYY.com results in the ghs.google.com server, but the Google Apps Engine at the ghs.google.com server (even though I have attached the YYY.com domain to the XXX.com domain account) does not say: "Ahh a www.YYY.com http request. I know that it is an alias for the XXX.com account, so I just have to respond with the www.XXX.com" - sadly :-(
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Wabe 8/26/09 6:18 AM
I have the same problem I have my www.Primary.com website and many other subdomains with cname (start,mail,docs etc.)with google apps and what I want to do is to type www.alias.com and get my website at www.primary.com is this posible?
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Matt_G 11/6/09 2:55 AM
Is there any further info on this? I searched for awhile before finding this thread, but this is exactly my problem. I have a domain running Google Apps for all of my family's stuff at lastname.com and a small business at business.com as an alias to lastname.com

I know it is possible to remap a Google Sites to www.lastname.com, but how can it be done to www.business.com?
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Lazyjack 11/27/09 4:02 AM
Same problem here.

My registered Google Apps domain is example.co.nz, and the following URLs work great mail.example.co.nz / docs.example.co.nz / calendar.example.co.nz etc

I would also like to register with Google Apps, URLs for another domain mail.example.co.uk / docs.example.co.uk / calendar.example.co.uk etc

Is there anyway to link the two domains together under the same Google Apps account?

As mentioned by other members we know already that Gmail already supports multiple email domains, but does not appear to support multiple URLs.

I'll try and put this through as a feature request.

Many thanks
Re: Multiple domains - other services than mail Lazyjack 11/27/09 4:50 AM
Please vote for this feature request at Google Appspot... http://productideas.appspot.com/#9/e=2199b&t=Support+multiple+URLs