For sometimes now, Mobstac has been powering the mobile version of my blog, considering the fact that it allows me to monetize the mobile version of my blog easily, though the service is no more FREE of charge. If you use Mobstac to create a mobile version of your blog, you will get a mobstac subdomain similar to http://ogbongeblog.mobstac.com. So, in this post, I am sharing with you, how I changed this mobstac sub-domain ( ogbongeblog.mobstac.com) to a custom domain ==> m.ogbongeblog.com.
For you to create this mobile custom domain for your blog, your blog must be running on a custom domain. I mean, your blog must have an address like www.mydomain.com instead of www.mydomain.blogspot.com. I can help you change your blogspot address to a dot com address if you do not know how to do it.
More so, you must know what DNS records are and you should have access to where you can make changes to your zone settings right from the dashboard of your domain name registrar. Don Caprio’s post on Mobstac custom domain gave me an idea of the changes to make and I will be sharing with you how I made the changes.
I registered my domain name with www.web4africa.net, Hence I will be using their dashboard as guide. Don’t worry, just follow the steps to get the idea of how to make the changes irrespective of where you registered your domain name.
==> Log in to Web4africa
==> Click on “My Domain” sub-heading
==> You will see one small green arrow icon next to the domain name you want to configure. Click on it.
==> Scroll down till you see the “DNS Management” button. Click on it. You should now see the “DNS Management” page.
What you need to do now irrespective of where you registered your domain name, is to add an entry with NAME=”m”, TYPE=”CNAME” and with VALUE=”mysite.mobstac.com.”
Mind you, you can use wap.mysite.com or even mobile.mysite.com, instead of m.mysite.com It is just a matter of choice.
NOTE: mysite.mobstac.com is your blog’s mobstac address
The picture below shows how I make the changes in Web4Africa DNS management dashboard: