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.
- The "Buy a domain" wizard should not be interrupted, as it cannot be restarted.
- A major bank issued credit card, in working order, is required.
- Only specific generic Top Level domains are offered.
- The "Buy a domain" wizard uses partner registrars eNom and GoDaddy, selectable at purchase.
- If you already have an account with eNom or GoDaddy, you will end up with a second account. There is no opportunity to purchase using an existing account.
- "Buy a domain", when used, produces one and only one of the three standard domain models.
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.