Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Own It! Getting a Custom Domain

Owning your custom domain, it grows as your blog grows.

I can OFFICIALLY say I have a ".com" now! Drum rolll pleaseeee.......

MadameDreamer.com is born!  

Beyond excited and very proud. I used GoDaddy.com to get my custom domain name. I kept my hosting at Blogspot (yes, that is an option). I would encourage anyone who is serious about blogging to get a custom domain simply because it means you own it and it's content can go where you go. 

Adding my custom domain to my already existing blog on blogger was seamless and I could not have done it without the guidance of a tutorial I found while researching custom domains called HOW TO SET UP A CUSTOM DOMAIN IN BLOGGER by Dana Fox. 

This tutorial could not have been any more precise (can't you tell by the title...). The author goes through every step on both GoDaddy and on Blogger and includes screen shots, what more could we ask for. Oh I know... COUPONS! So not only does she show you how to do it but she provides about 12 coupon codes that can be used on GoDaddy to get a discount. >>>>> Coupons Here! 

I was able to use the one for 30% + Free private registration. Well, whats private registration? Glad u asked... Basically there's a site called WHOIS that registers owner information for websites, this information is available to the public. Includes things such as your name, address, email, etc. So in order to keep the stalkers away, I opted for private registration. Also, you do not need to pay for hosting if you already use blogger. 

If you are blogging for business or just personally why not customize it. Make it your own and something you are proud to share with others. 

Huge thanks again to Dana over at icanbuildablog.com! Her blog has quickly become one of my guiding lights on this journey. Click the link above to check out her blog, follow her, pin her... you're sure to learn a few things. 

Do you have a Custom Domain? If so, show it off below, in the comment section. I want to hear from you... 

Madame Dream
God~Love~Beauty

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18 comments:

  1. Congrats on your domain! Own it girl!
    Wendy from TheSimpleLifeDecor.com/blog

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  2. Hey girl! I just got my .com also! I feel so official now! lol! Congrats!

    www.simplysassysstyle.com

    dawn

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    1. Thank you! Nice.. Looking very official might I add.

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  3. Congrats on your domain! & thanks for sharing how you accomplished it too! I am def going to have to look into this for myself.

    Also who doesn't enjoy coupons! lol =]

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    1. Thank you! Yes, coupons = motivation, just can't say no.

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  4. Hey hun! I just wanted to share, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out on my blog!

    http://allthingsavie.blogspot.com/2014/04/random-ive-been-nominated-liebster-award.html

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    1. Wow, I'm honored. This feels better than having your teacher call your name for honor roll lol This is my first time hearing about this and a perfect introduction into the blogging world. I'll get right on it. Thanx Ms. Avie T.

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    2. Lol yes it does feel way better! & no problem Hun! It was definitely fun to do also! :)

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  5. I love the new domain name! I agree, it's a much better investment in the long run if you want your blog to grow with you. Congrats!!

    xoxo,
    Jen
    www.twentieschic.com

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  6. Congratulations! I don't have a domain name but congratulations! :-)

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    1. Thanx my dear! Oo thats an easy fix to get you one of those.

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