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Please help - ERROR - Invalid characters in hostname

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by dieorfly, Mar 4, 2010.

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    I am trying to set few blogspot blogs as sub domains of my main page. These blogs are still hosted with Google.

    I have already forwarded .blogspot url to my sub domain url.

    The domain is registered with GoDaddy btw.
    Previously I was able to set 4 blogspot blogs as subdomains without any problem.

    The way I was doing it in CNAME Records I pointed sub domain urls (subdomain.domain.com) to google IP addresses.

    Now when I was trying to create new CNAME Records and pointed new sub domain url to google IP addresses as I did before I am getting this message: ERROR - Invalid characters in hostname

    I don't use not allowed characters in new sub domain name.

    Any idea how to set this correctly?

    Thank you.
    dieorfly, Mar 4, 2010 IP
  2. hans

    hans Well-Known Member

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    when doing your configuration
    make sure to NEVER use copy/paste to enter text from 3rd party files into your own files
    as this may include INVISIBLE characters or characters type in OTHER than your own charset (utf8,iso, etc ) - later considered as invalid characters
    use a PROPERLY configured text editor to retype your current configuration file
    then try again
    properly configured by means of proper choice of charset (utf8/iso .... etc ) use ONE precise charset configuration for ALL your work, texts, content, server, etc - across all your online and offline systems to avoid such errors
    hans, Mar 8, 2010 IP