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Help with buying my first domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Asmir Dzopa, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Asmir Dzopa

    Asmir Dzopa Newbie

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    I am planing on buying my first domain sometime soon. I use blogger with custom templates (it works for me). I bought a domain a long time ago through blogger so I thought it would be cost effective to do it again but blogger does not support registering domains anymore.

    My question is if I just buy a domain name without hosting. Would I be able to change the DNS settings to fit with blogger without having to buy hosting? Never done that before so thats why I am asking.

    I also got lots of content on the blogspot page so I dont want to have to restart.

    Also is it possible to just buy a domain with godaddy instead of having to purchase the hosting as well.
     
  2. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

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    Yes, you can point the domain to your Blogger with either a CNAME or an A record. Though GoDaddy sucks, go with Namecheap or Namesilo etc. A lot of good threads about this here.
     
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  3. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Yes you can buy domain without buying hosting with godaddy or namecheap.

    If you want a .com domain, godaddy offers different $0.99 for a .com and namecheap also offers $0.98 .com/.net/.org if you are a new customer..
     
  4. Chaddicus

    Chaddicus Newbie

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    Yeah and there are always coupon codes for godaddy for cheap domains. Getting whois privacy for it is another matter though if you want to go that route.
     
  5. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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  6. xaviel

    xaviel Newbie

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    Is the domain for your main site (Like blog or money site), or are you building a private blog network or?

    Cheers
     
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    lord1027 Elite Member

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    This. I suggest you go for namecheap, it's cheaper in the long-run too.
     
  8. Magic5

    Magic5 BANNED BANNED

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    Godaddy is pretty damn cheap these days with there discount codes etc.
     
  9. Pilfer7

    Pilfer7 Regular Member

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    NameSilo offers this as part of the buying process, they have a list of sites like weebly, soundcloud etc that you can easily point ur domain name to. And their prices is as good, if not better than Namecheap, and with privacy.

    I'm just not positive blogger is one of the choices because I haven't looked but check it out
     
  10. Asmir Dzopa

    Asmir Dzopa Newbie

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    Thanks everyone I managed to buy my first domain :) and it works with namesilo and blogger. Free Hosting FTW!
     
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  11. ExecutiveDude

    ExecutiveDude Regular Member

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    Congrats for buying the first domain but free hosting is highly risky
    Get a check hosting instead