Wordpress MultiSite on Windows Azure - domain with www


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I'm sorry, but I am confused, so I thought to ask my question here.

I have a Windows Azure Reserved Website instance, and added a domain through Managed Domains.
To get the domain added I had to add this in my DNS:

awverify CNAME awverify..azurewebsites.net.

I added the domain in my Wordpress MultiSite setup as follows:
domainname: <a href="http://domainname.com" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://domainname.com</a> using subdirectories.

To this point everything works perfect, I can access the domain on <strong>domain.com</strong> without the <strong>www</strong> prefix.

With typing this question, I found also this topic <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3411088/wordpress-multisite-domain-mapping-www-issue">Wordpress multisite, domain mapping www issue</a>

I installed MU, and followed everything. The mapping works, the <strong>domain.com</strong> maps to <strong>www.domain.com</strong> but I get again the Azure Server Error:

404 - File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for
might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily

Are my DNS settings wrong, or is this Wordpress or Azure specific?