Monday, March 22, 2010

The "Buy a domain for your blog" Wizard Is Broken

Sometimes, you have to tell people something twice, before they will listen to you. This month, the "Buy A Domain" wizard has that problem.

As always, start from Settings - Publishing, and select "Switch to: • Custom Domain". If you were buying "mydomain.net", for "What address would you like your blog to have?" you should simply enter "mydomain", select ".net", then hit "Check Availability". This month, if you do that, you will see
There was an error processing this form. Please try again.

URL should end in a valid domain extension, such as .com or .net.


In this case, you must enter "mydomain.net", then select ".net". The ".net" bit is validated, too. If you enter "mydomain.com", then select ".net", you'll get the same error.

Strange, but true.

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2 comments:

Adib said...

It's Wednesday as I write this. I bought a domain name on Sunday, which was 3 days ago. I'm not able to see my blog site due to a "Server not Found" error. But it does show the "You're about to be redirected" page when I enter the bogspot address. Is this the right place to complain?

Chuck said...

Adib,

The place to complain is Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, where you get peer support.