I want to point Google Calender to my sub-domain

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Hi there!

I've set up a calender through Google and pointed, according to Google's instructions, the calender to a subdomain - calender.mydomain.com.

However, when I checked the domain it gave me a Yola image stating that my domain is pointing to Yola. What am I doing wrong?

I want my main domain to point to Yola, but my subdomain to point to Google Calender. Can I do that?

Thanks!
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Mireille Pretorius

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Brianna

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Hello Mireille,

Would you mind sharing your subdomain with us so we can take a peek at what you are seeing? If you could also share with us where you are finding instructions on doing this,that would be fantastic. I personally, am not familiar with what you are trying to do. I have embed Google Calendars on my websites, but have never pointed them to a domain.

Thanks, Mireille. We look forward to assisting you with this.
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I have embedded Google calendar into my site too. I inserted a HTML widget and then pasted the HTML code from Google. It may take a bit of tweaking with the settings on Google Calendar to get the size right.
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Mireille Pretorius

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Hi Brianna,

Thanks for your reply! I don't mind sharing: the subdomain is http://calender.passiveincomebusiness....

Unfortunately I can't share the exact address of the instructions of creating this, since you have to log into your Google accout within Google apps in order to get this.

However, I can tell you that after you've created a Google App (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/gr...) and logged in, go to service settings and click on calender. Under the general tab you can change the url for users to access the calander. There are only two options to choose from, the Google url or a subdomain of your domain.

Allen, thanks for your note - I have, as an alternative, embedded this into my website, however, I'd like to actually have a subdomain, as it's easier to refer people this. I hope this makes sense!

Thanks for looking at this; I we can get this to work - speak soon!

Mireille
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Hi Mireille

Brianna is currently offline, but I will update her on this thread.

I've done a bit of research into adding the Google Calendar to a subdomain that you own and I think I might be able to help.

To add the calendar as a subdomain, you will need to set up a CNAME record on your custom domain. As you have a co.za domain, it is not hosted with Yola. So you will need to log in to your account at your domain registrar and set up the CNAME record there. You'll need to give the CNAME a desriptive name and then add the CNAME destination as ghs.google.com (as the instructions in Google Apps indicates).

Please try this and let us know if it works!

Thanks
Nazlie
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Mireille Pretorius

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Hi Nazlie,

Thanks for your note! However, I've already done this - I suspect this is the reason why the Yola notification is on the sub-domain.

I've emailed my domain registrar as well and waiting for feedback. If they can solve it, I'll let you know!

Regards!
Mireille