Thursday, October 25, 2012

How does a domain work?

I've been thinking about purchasing my own domain but then I realized I know nothing about it actually. Can somebody help me please? I would really, really love to be part of the .com community but I don't know what to consider in getting my own domain. Here are a few questions that I came up with:

1. Where to purchase and how much? I am gearing towards purchasing the cheapest possible.
2. How would it affect this blog on blogger.com? Will everything I've written be imported to the .com?
3. What's the guarantee that I'll get more traffic with a .com?
4. How do I design a .com? Any leads on good web designers that don't charge so much?
5. How long does a domain registration last? Is it a year?

All comments will be highly appreciated. Thank you!


1 comment:

Kimberley Reyes said...

1. Where to purchase and how much? I am gearing towards purchasing the cheapest possible.
I guess the most hassle-free is to buy the domain from Blogger. I think you'll find the link to buy a customized domain under the settings tab. Last time I checked, it's worth $10. Not sure though if the set up fee is included.

2. How would it affect this blog on blogger.com? Will everything I've written be imported to the .com?
If you buy the domain from blogger, it will simply change your .blogspot.com to .com, but the content will be there. But if you transfer to, say, Wordpress/Hostgator- then you'll have to migrate your posts there.

3. What's the guarantee that I'll get more traffic with a .com?
This, I am not sure of.

4. How do I design a .com? Any leads on good web designers that don't charge so much?
Again, if you're going to buy the domain via Blogger- then you don't have to redesign. Just follow how you usually design your Blogger blog.

5. How long does a domain registration last? Is it a year?
I think you can choose terms.

I hope this helps! :)

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