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  • 15 February, 2010

    How To Buy A Custom Domain Through Blogger

    Buying a custom domain through Blogger is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to purchase a domain name while taking care of the hosting as part of the deal. Sometimes it can be cumbersome to type "blogname.blogspot.com" when you really want "blogname.com".

    Log into blogger, go to the blog's tabbed menu.

    Choose "settings" - "publishing"

    Switch to "custom domain"

    Enter your desired domain name to check domain availability.

    If the domain is available, click on Google checkout.

    The price for 1 year's registration is $10 and the domains are purchased through eNom or GoDaddy.com and includes spam protection, DNS control and domain management and a free Google Apps account.

    The advantage is that blogspot will automatically redirect all traffic from your blogspot address to your custom domain. It will also redirect your custom domain without the "www".

    The process of redirecting should take between 1-3 days. In the meantime, you should be able to access both your blogspot and custom domain.

    Important Note: If you have a high PR blogspot blog, consider your options before buying and redirecting to a domain. The official story is that your PR will move with you but some bloggers have complained about suddenly going from a PR 4 to PR 0. One would expect that this will be sorted out soon but be careful in this regard.

    1 comment:

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