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How To Switch From Blogspot Blog Address to a Custom URL!

As many of you may know, when you sign for a blog with Blogger you choose a name for your url which then becomes a blogspot address. Many people would prefer to have a custom url (a .com) address but are unsure of how to obtain one. The truth is switching to a custom url is actually quite simple. Blogger does much of the work for you and it is very inexpensive, the current price is $10.00 a year!

 

So here is how to make the switch from a Blogspot address to a custom domain:

 

From your dashboard:

If your domain name is accepted then you will be brought to this page:

After this you will enter your credit card information. IMPORTANT: Take note of the email address you use as that is where they will send your renewal info. If it is not one you use or they set up a Gmail for you make sure you get it changed you don't want to miss your renewal date!

 

Once you enter your payment info and finish the process you do not have to do anything else. Blogger and Go Daddy take care of the switch for you! It may take up to 3 days for you to see the change in your url address but everyone will still be able to view your blog!

 

You will not lose your followers or anything on your blog!

 

That is all, pretty easy! Let me know if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Lacee @ Mommas Like Me on July 29, 2011 at 7:22pm
This was very helpful for a computer dummy like my self ;) Thank you for sharing!
Comment by Multi-Testing Mommy on July 20, 2011 at 6:11am
My other question is do you have to put your name/address etc. anywhere?
Comment by Multi-Testing Mommy on July 20, 2011 at 6:10am
I think once I get my blog redesigned I think I have to do this for sure :)  Thanks for the additional push and the GREAT post!
Comment by Emily Murray on July 20, 2011 at 2:29am

Patricia,

I would say the only con is having to pay for it but again, it's not that much only $10 a year or less!

 

The pros- I think people do for a lot of different reasons! I did it because I felt it was a bit more professional since I have a business type blog. I also liked "owning" the domain name of my blog title. If you ever do business cards, etc... looks much better- just a few!

 

I think when you put so much time into something it feels good to have the rights, so to speak, to the name behind it all. It just makes it a little more "your own"!

Comment by Patricia Kemp Blackmon on July 19, 2011 at 8:48pm
What are the pros and cons of having your own domain?   Why would someone want to get their own domain?

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