I hope you do notice – I have a new domain name! Shala. =)
I’ve been wanting one ever since. Then, a week ago, I have this strong urge to get myself a .com. And please, do not ask why, I have no idea. Compare it to impulsive shopping, that is.
But then again, I also wondered whether it is worth getting. I mean, it is worth getting, I’m sure of it. But is my blog worth my own domain? My entries are all truly personal. Few are travel accounts. That is my primary reason for not getting it last weekend.
So while I’m slacking on a Monday, I asked a friend about it. Well, he asked me, first and foremost, if it is for a hobby and if it would be of any use to me. I said, yes. Sort of a hobby. But I am not sure if I can monetize it, I don’t know how, and my entries are all personal. You know, he said, then get one, it’s a hobby. It is just like photography. The difference however is instead of getting a DSLR, you get a domain name. With that, I just know, I’m getting one.
So the next step is to choose the domain name to register. I really don’t have many choices in mind. First, I don’t think, I am that creative. Lol. Second, my mind is settled on what I want – sorry, it’s not flexible, when it feels so sure. Not on this lifetime, I’d like to get www.iamtsina.com. No serious reason though. Sadly, before I even get to register www.tsina.com, it becomes unavailable. It was available just the weekend before it!!! I was devastated. Honest. So the next day, I pinged/texted friends again, and conducted my little survey. The results are in. See below.
www.tsinatown.com got 8 votes
Yup. I only have few friends, so the figures. Lol. Moving forward, I logged in to www.blogger.com, went to Settings> Publishing. I clicked on Custom Domain. Input the preferred domain name. Input my information. But failed, tsk tsk. So, I asked Meri to register the domain name directly in www.godaddy.com. She has a PayPal so that's better. In few minutes, I received the Order Confirmation. I got the domain name for $12.17/year. Thanks, Meri!!
I went back to Blogger, then input the domain name. I thought, I'm going to wait for a day for it to be set-up. But noooo, it was just in an instant. I'm superglad. Blogger will automatically redirect my blogspot address to this new one. Isn't that great?
So that’s how I end up with my new domain name. Hey, by the way, www.tsinatown.com is originally suggested by Silina to tease me because I've been bothering them a lot with my domain name issue. Thanks, Silina!
By the way, is there anyone out there who is willing to create me a good/simple/minimalist layout? I’ll pay you with kindnesssssss. =p