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    CNAME redirect & host blog on same domain? (Help a newbie out!)

    I've got a bit of a tricky (and time-sensitive!) question and am turning to you kind folks for help! I'm a fairly experienced HTML/CSS designer but am a bit more of a novice in wading into the area of domains and hosting, so please bear with me if this is a simple/stupid question.

    (NOTE: Because I'm a new user to this forum, the system said I'm not allowed to link to URLs -- that's why there are stupid spaces in all my URLs...)

    Here's the situation:

    I currently moderate a forum hosted on UserVoice (www . uservoice . com), one of those idea generation/discussion tools. The forum itself exists at napawash . uservoice . com. However, Uservoice allows domain aliasing, so I have set up a domain, www . betterbuyproject . com, and used my CNAME settings so that www . betterbuyproject . com is an alias for napawash . uservoice . com.

    Here's the twist: I also want to host a blog at the same domain, either at blog . betterbuyproject . com or www . betterbuyproject . com/blog. I have set up a Movable Type installation on the domain name, but whenever I try to access it I'm just taken to a UserVoice page. My question is this: Is it possible to simultaneously:

    Have my main URL, www . betterbuyproject . com, act as an alias for napawash . uservoice . com,


    Have a subdirectory on my URL, either blog . betterbuyproject . com or www . betterbuyproject . com/blog, host a Movable Type blog?

    One other solution I have considered is setting up a typepad blog at someurl . typepad . com and having the subdomain blog . betterbuyproject . com redirect/alias to that. Might that work?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

    (NOTE: I also crossposted this in the "Technical & Security Issues" forum since I'm not sure where it went -- mods, feel free to delete whichever is not appropriate...)

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    You might be better off at the movable type forums as it is specific to the way movable type is installed, or could be installed.
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