8/23/11

What's in a Name: Buying your Domain

I am so excited, I went ahead and bought my own domain name. So now instead of craftytexasgirls.blogpsot.com---- this blog is now craftytexasgirls.com. A small change, but I think a good one. I made the change through Blogger. All of my visitors are supposed to be re-directed, however if you notice any problems with links etc, please let me know!



One of the main reasons I bought the domain was to prevent confusion. If another person chose the name 'crafty texas girls' and started a website, some of my blog readers and customers  might have trouble finding me. So by purchasing my domain, I now 'own' the rights to that domain. Also I think it makes me sound more legit- ha!




If you are on Blogger and wanting to make the change to a ".com" as well, here is how. There are lots of companies that provide the service, like Go Daddy, Domain.Com etc. But since Blogger offers the service for only $10- I decided to do it the easy way.

First, go to Blogger and get started...



Next, click on the Settings tab

Finally, click here


The service is $10 for one year. And you can sign up to automatically re-new it each year too. Like I said, all traffic is supposed to be forwarded from your previous address to your new domain. But make sure you update everyone with your new address.

Have you purchased your own domain? Any advice or tips to share?

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8 comments:

  1. Hmmm, something to think about. Congrats on your own domain and thanks for passing on the info! You rock!

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  2. Thanks a bunch.....I just got my domain name too !! How long does it take??

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  3. Hi there! I found your blog through another one (Playing Sublimely) and just love it! It was such a good idea to buy your domain name and we did the same thing when we started ours. I'm off to go through some of your other posts and get to "know" you better! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. Karen- it took about a week for it to be complete. Congrats on your new name!

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  5. Congrats on the new domain! I did the same through blogger and the price tag is well worth it.

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  6. Thanks so much for these easy to follow directions. I just bought my own domain!

    I found you through your link on Amanda's party.

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  7. Thanks Paula! Glad you got your own domain name too!

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  8. Thanks so much! I been thinking about it for a couple of weeks now, and thanks to your easy tutorial I'm going to do it! Wish me luck! :)
    Thanks!
    Melissa
    www.sweetcoconutlime.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I love to hear from you and will do my best to answer questions and comments by 'replying via email'.
:) Samantha

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