Friday, July 27, 2012

You Cannot Buy A Domain From Blogger

One of the odder examples of naivete, seen occasionally in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, involves the custom domain purchase.
How do I buy a domain from Blogger?
or alternately
How do I have Google host my domain?
The immediate answer, properly stated, is simple.
You cannot buy a domain from Blogger. Neither Blogger, nor Google, is a registrar.
The full answer, however, is a bit more complex.

Blogger / Google provides the "Buy a domain for your blog" wizard, which simplifies the purchase and setup of non BlogSpot URLs, for our Blogger blogs - when we are able to make certain concessions in the purchase process. The "Buy a domain" wizard is simple, with some subtle restrictions.
If you are able to live with the restrictions - and you are the one asking the original question
How do I buy a domain from Blogger?
chances are that you, Blogger / Google, and your readers will all be better off with you using "Buy a domain". Just please, plan the blog migration, before starting.

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