Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger Is Not Defrauding Anybody

With the current state of Custom Domain Publishing, and the bX codes that have become so common as of late, we're seeing some unhappy bloggers.
People are getting ripped off it seems like.
BLOGGER WHAT IS GOING ON!
and
I bought my domain from GoDaddy and it doesn't work! I want my money back!!


But, as has been mentioned before, once you buy the domain registration, it's yours, and you don't get your money back.

If you buy the domain using the "Buy A Domain" wizard, the domain is registered to you, and you get email from Google Apps, it's your domain. If the Blogger script doesn't succeed in connecting the domain URL to your Blogger blog (BlogSpot URL), the domain is still yours. Ditto if you buy the domain from GoDaddy and the DNS isn't setup for you.

You take your Google Apps email, sign into eNom or GoDaddy, and correct the DNS. Once the DNS is setup, you can publish any web site that pleases you to your domain. Maybe you can't publish a Blogger blog to your domain, until Blogger fixes their problems, but you didn't pay anything for that.

You paid $10 USD (probably) for domain registration and DNS hosting. There's no fraudulent acceptance of funds for a non working service. You got what you paid for.


Here, I paid $10 USD to GoDaddy. You may pay GoDaddy, or maybe eNom, or possibly a third party ISP, independently. Nobody pays anything to Google.


And when I purchased my latest domain, I "signed" a Go Daddy Domain Name Registration and Services Agreement.

But, do let Blogger know about the bX code that affected you, or any other problem. Just don't expect overnight resolution.

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1 comment:

Chris S. said...

If people are having a problem they could use a free site like SynthaSite to temporarily publish a page instead of using Blogger. The manager of the site would have to switch the DNS settings to SynthaSite, but that's not too hard. They could at least put up a page saying, "Sorry, Blogger is being stupid. Be back soon!"