Sunday, May 02, 2010

The "Buy A Domain" Wizard Has Limited Selections For TLD

The ability to publish a Blogger blog to a non BlogSpot URL is becoming a known - and desired - option for many bloggers. And with the retiring of FTP Publishing, many bloggers are turning to Custom Domain Publishing. Not everybody is satisfied with the TLD choice of ""com", "net", "info", "org", or "biz"", though.
  • Some folks would like to publish to a "vanity" TLD, like ".me", ".tv", or ".us".
  • Others would like the country relevant TLD of their residence, like ".au", ".de", or ".in".
  • And I have seen one or two queries about using a ".gov" TLD.

Custom domains will support use of any properly registered domain that you can "buy". The limitation is with the "Buy a Domain" wizard, which lets you select only a ".biz", ".com", ".info", ".net", or "org" generic Top Level Domain. Additional TLDs are available from eNom or GoDaddy, or any third party registrar that you can use.

When you choose your registrar, please make sure that your prospective registrar will provide "4 x "A" / "CNAME"" referral - that choice is essential, for a reliable custom domain. That is the basic requirement.

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3 comments:

mizdarlin said...

If you ever decide to go back to what I loved you for-help for the average tech-challenged blogger-I'll re-up...but you are getting more and more obscure as the days go by-and geek blogs are Greek blogs to me-so long *sniff*

Chuck said...

you are getting more and more obscure as the days go by-and geek blogs are Greek blogs to me-

Everything is Greek to someone. Mostly, what I write is expansions on the questions that I see - here, and other places. If people ask about what they don't know, I answer about what I do know.

Challenge me.

If you ask me a question, I'll either point you to an article that I've written, or I may write a new article, and point you there. Or maybe, I'll direct you to post in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, so we can explore the details of your query.

That said, I am not a very good mind reader.

Chuck said...

Maybe my latest post Getting In To The New Post Editor, And Designer Templates, Carefully will be of more interest to you. You should try out the new post editor, and designer templates soon.