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Your Custom Domain Registration, And The "Buy A Domain" Wizard

When you purchase a domain using the "Buy A Domain For Your Blog" wizard, from either eNom or GoDaddy, you're paying $10 USD to eNom or GoDaddy, solely as a domain registration fee. And you're buying the domain anonymously. The eNom or GoDaddy name used to access your domain account is random, and doesn't refer, in any way, to your identity as a blogger. This is an intentional registration feature.

To get the account name ("Sign-in name") and the accompanying password, you need access to the Google Apps account that's created by Blogger, when you use the "Buy A Domain" wizard. You have to have the email from "google-apps-do-not-reply", that you received as a receipt, for access to Google Apps (at least initially).

Without the Customer Service PIN, that's provided in the Google Apps display, neither eNom or GoDaddy can help you. I suspect that even the relationship between the PIN and the Sign-in Name is kept secret from the Customer Service Representatives.
  • The Customer Service PIN is how you identify yourself to the eNom / GoDaddy Customer Service Representatives.
  • The Sign-in Name (and accompanying Password) is how you identify yourself to the eNom / GoDaddy Domain Manager automated sign-in process.
Two identification components, and two identification processes, both separate from each other. This is a standard practice in IT.

Your anonymity provides your liberty. Support your anonymity.

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