How do I buy a domain?Not a lot of blog owners want to be told
Contact the registrar of your choice.The backup to "Buy a domain" would be to buy a domain directly from a registrar - however, this presents too many challenges to the casual blog owner.
(Update 2012/10/09): "Buy a domain for your blog" is once again part of the Publishing wizard.
Fortunately, there is a substitute to "Buy a domain", available through Google. Google Apps - which is the support organisation for "Buy a domain" itself - provides the option to buy a domain, along with the Google Apps Dashboard. Google Apps does not use easy to remember URLs, unfortunately.
To use the Google Apps equivalent of "Buy a domain", you start from the "Home Page" for Google Apps.
Get started with Google Apps for freeFrom here, you find the all important advice
Don't have a domain yet?accompanied by the button "Find domain".
No Problem. You can register a new domain starting from $8 a year.
Hitting the "Find domain" button, you get a display that's similar in functionality to "Buy a domain" - except the pulldown list of available Top Level Domains is currently a bit different from the selections offered by "Buy a domain".
To get a better selection of Top Level Domains, you'll have to go to