Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Own Domain?

Every time any of my blog friends proudly unveil his or her new domain to me, I cannot help but feel a tad envious. I too would love to enjoy the greater exclusivity, credibility and mobility that come with having your own domain name. Much as I would like to have one of my own, I’m still completely lost when it comes to understanding the whole domain process. I mean, what exactly is a domain name? How do I register my domain name? What is web hosting? How do I choose the best web host for my site? All these questions simply reaffirm my reluctance and lack of confidence to handle my own domain.

Thanks to Web Hosting Choice however, I got the answers to all my questions and more! For instance, I found out that a domain name is really your identity online. It makes you unique, separating you from everybody else. Once it is yours, you’re free to keep it forever as long as you continue renewing it. With your domain name and web design ready, you will then require a suitable web host to publish your website online.Web Hosting Choice provides a searchable directory; offering you an extensive list of web hosting plans that will fit your needs, be it a small personal site or a large business website. There is also a learning area to explain the basics of web hosting and a quick start guide to assist you in creating your very own website.

If you’re considering having your own domain, visit Web Hosting Choice at http://www.webhostingchoice.com today. For one who knows practically nothing about domain and web hosting services, I found this site extremely useful and informative!


Ratu Syura December 18, 2007 4:25 AM

You're not alone! I'm totally clueless as to where to start when it comes to web hosting! I would really like to have my own domain as well but then again, I'd be lost! :P

DiamondsSaphire December 18, 2007 11:19 AM

I just put my other blog (a day in the zone)on it's own domain. I did it right through blogspot. $10.00 for the year, hosted through GoDaddy. It was fairly easy and I had to do a few things with my feed and such. Alot of resubmitting to blogsites and so on..Down fall..I lost my links and have to rebuild them all. Didn't matter much, I got spanked by Google. I have been thinking about doing it with my Nonsense blog too.

NafaSg December 18, 2007 9:58 PM

This is a good read! We gotta check this out. Having your own domain is actually a cool idea! =)

Raghav December 18, 2007 11:23 PM

Hi Sayang,
Concepts r pretty simple & u can do it u'r self after going through the write up. hope to see u open a new domain name of u'r own.
all the very best.
Regards & Best Wishes!

LadyJava December 19, 2007 1:51 AM

Hi GP... a domain of your own is fantastic. I remember the first time I had mine. Thrilling!...let me know if i can help with what little knowledge I have in this area ya..:)

Oh dah baik ke ni?? hope you get well soon! Muahsss!

Mariuca December 19, 2007 5:35 AM

Oh yay!! Got friend! He he he... yeah la Syura, but seriously it's damn interesting to have my own domain, will look into it soon! :):):)

Mariuca December 19, 2007 5:37 AM

Wow DS, you're so smart!! ;) I was thinking of blogspot domain actually, but dunno yet... and I'd hate to lose all my links, which is another reason I'm afraid to make that move...we'll see how it goes, but good for u for having ur own domain now, that's really cool!! :):):)

Mariuca December 19, 2007 5:38 AM

Isn't it NAFA? I bet u guys would have no problems moving to ur domain, you're pretty good with all the IT stuff unlike GP here! :( But I'm seriously considering this domain thingy la, so interesting!! :):):)

Mariuca December 19, 2007 5:40 AM

Raghav!! Simple? Oh no, not to me, everything sounds so complicated, but I'm gonna learn more abt it and hopefully make that move some time soon! :):):)

Mariuca December 19, 2007 5:41 AM

LJ!!! Thanks for ur offer to help. Knowing me, for sure I'll be asking for ur help lol!! Oh I want la my own domain LJ!!! :):):)

J@n!ce December 19, 2007 10:08 AM

Marzie..... I'm SO HAPPY TODAY bcos I can finally see your comment box. I must faster comment else it disappear again !!

My friend kept telling me to have my own domain too. I haven't thought of a good name cos my name has been taken already. sigh!!

I miss commenting here. Muackssssss ;)

Mariuca December 19, 2007 10:28 AM

Oh yay, finally Jan is back with her lovely comments here,me happy too!!!!! ;)

Oh we must move to our own domain la one day... hopefully soon, I must learn more abt it first though. :):):)

Bobby Revell December 19, 2007 11:15 AM

Good luck Marzie!!! Just make sure you do it without losing all your authority and rank:) When are you going to do it?

Adrian December 19, 2007 12:03 PM

GP!! Getting my own domain sounds cool...but like you I daren't do it for fear of losing everything! Not too techno savvy lah...still using a concrete keyboard LOL

Good luck if you decide to GP! :)

LadyJava December 19, 2007 1:40 PM

Let's sing it GP..

All i want for Christmas is my own domain, my own domain, oh my own doman... hehehhe...

Dah gila from the fever lah GP!..lozz

NafaSg December 19, 2007 4:31 PM

Yeah now that we have read this post, we too are considering having our own domain.

Oh well but not all of us in the team are that superb with our IT skills. Only those in the team who majored in IT and are currently working in the IT sector would probably know best when it comes to this one! Hehe.

But this website does give u comprehensive instructions and guidelines on how to get things started, so maybe u need not be an IT pro to get it up. Anyone would be able to follow the instructions given, and we are sure u can get your own domain in no time, GP!


kimfei December 19, 2007 4:39 PM

so marzie,when you gonna get your own domain??

Jamy December 20, 2007 12:02 AM


I dig out some time to visit ur blog now. Thanks for ur time to visit me in my blog.

Im back from KL holiday trip.

I waited for ur sms or email that I can greet you when Im in KL. TOo bad it din turn out. You received my mail last week?

Mariuca December 20, 2007 12:53 AM

Thanks Bobby, hoping to make the move soon! And yes, I definitely won't be going anywhere without my authority and rank he he he...

Mariuca December 20, 2007 12:56 AM

GK!!! I'm definitely not techno savvy either lol!! But have to move soon la, it's better to have my own domain in the long run. Just need to build up more confidence that I can handle it, then off I go he he he... :):):)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 12:58 AM

Ha ha ha... looks like ur fever is takin a turn for the worse LJ, better get more rest! Get ur kids to teman u on the bed la, so warm and fluffy...better than a blankey! ;)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 1:00 AM

Nafa, u make it sound so easy... he he he.. I'm going to do my homework first, then once I'm confident I can move around my new home easily with no fuss, I'll be packing my bags to settle in my new domain lol.... ;)

Bobby Revell December 20, 2007 1:23 AM

Hi Marzie!!! My humble advice is to pay a professional to help you correctly do a 301 redirect from blogspot to your new domain. Since the procedure can be difficult for most folks, it's a good reason to simply hire a pro to do it for you.

I know how, but if you aren't comfortable in PHP...hahaha, you don't wanna mess with it!!! I am learning some PHP but it has taken over a year just for basics.

Wow Marzie...I am excited just to know you might make the BIG SWITCH!!! Yay:):):) You can count on me and all your buddies to help you anytime. Have a great day:)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 1:28 AM

Hopefully soon la Kim Fei... eh, you're back oredi? So fast! Happy la got to visit gf, now all refreshed and ready to go back to work yes? ;)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 1:33 AM

Hola Karoly! Thanks for visiting Mariuca's blog, hope u had a pleasant stay and do come again! :)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 1:55 AM

Jamy baby!! I didn't get the email! I've been having some PC problems la, been receiving my old emails over and over again for no apparent reason, but didn get any from you dearie! How was ur vakasi in KL?? Hope u had a great time! :):):)

Mariuca December 20, 2007 1:58 AM

Bobby!!! See I'm already confused with this 301 redirect...what is that la? Anyway, I'm definitely gonna get help doing this, there is no way I'd be able to move on my own he he he... Am excited thinking abt the move too, u've been waiting for Mariuca to have her own domain right? ;)

Ratu Syura December 21, 2007 4:33 AM

i just got mine done!! yayy!! check it out at ratusyura.com!

J@n!ce December 21, 2007 6:23 AM

Marzie, I'm here again. Today can see your comment.... hehe ;p

How's your Haji?
Its TGIF today... YAY !! :)

kimfei December 21, 2007 11:39 AM

yeah...back to work for few days d lor..and TGIF,my girlfriend is coming to town..hehe..to celebrate x'mas here..kaka

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) December 21, 2007 12:41 PM

I'll just leave well enough alone and stick with what I have for now. I'm as techo savvay as my buddy Adrian is, which is basically Zero ... LOL!

Mariuca December 21, 2007 1:05 PM

Syura, jeles la like this!!! So fast got ur domain oredi? Coming over to check it out now lolz....:):):)

Mariuca December 21, 2007 1:13 PM

Hey Janice!! Nice to see u here. I had a busy day yesterday, tonight also got hair cutting ceremony for Isabella, so going to be out whole day. I'll come by and visit u later tonight k, hugs!!! :):):)

Mariuca December 21, 2007 1:14 PM

Kim Fei!!! Yipeeeee, see... now ur gf here to visit u, she must really sayang you mah, so happy for u guys!! Enjoy ur Christmas! :):):)

Mariuca December 21, 2007 1:16 PM

Nick!! I'm sure u're more techno savvy than me lolzzzzz.... some more Syura just got her domain, lagi la enticing me! ;)

kimfei December 21, 2007 5:20 PM

halo there..i am here to drop u a tag..check it here-->http://kimfei.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-your-name-suit-you.html
merry x'mas

Bobby Revell December 23, 2007 5:59 PM

Hi Marzie!!! A 301 redirect is an http protocol that redirects anyone going to your blogspot site to your new domain.

When you move to a new domain...it is easy to import your current blog into a brand new wordpress blog...it takes 2 minutes. Upon completion, you will lose all rank, authority AND you will lose ALL incoming links...not good!!!

When you move...the 301 redirect must be implemented immediately..I think you have 24 hours before you lose all linkage. Just call a professional service that can do it for you. I wouldn't do it myself if I were you. Just tell them what you need done. They will know how! I might write a step by step guide on how to do it from a blogspot blog.

Even so...I would still pay someone to do it. I don't know how much it would cost in Malaysia, but here in the US, it is less than $100.00...well worth the cost!!!!
If u want to see a 301 redirect in action...go to this old familiar address which will remain in place forever(my old blogspot address must stay active):

Merry Christmas Marzie...may this new year be the BEST for you,B and your whole family:):):)

Mariuca December 24, 2007 1:15 PM

Kim Fei! Will check out the tag dear, thanks for thinking of GP! :):):)

Mariuca December 24, 2007 1:16 PM

Bobby, thanks so much for ur tips! I hope u write that article for ppl like me, would like to learn more abt the whole moving process.

Have a great Christmas Bobby, I'll be visiting u tonite! :):):)

WaterLearner December 24, 2007 10:59 PM

Yozz Marz,

I would love to have the same too. But well, I guess in the arena of blogging, I still have areas to improve before going this next step.


Merry Christmas!!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:19 PM

Bila nak beli domain ni??

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:19 PM

Beli jer GP.. later can decide what to do with it.

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:20 PM

I just bought one myself recently.. nak start another blog!! heheh

emilayusof October 15, 2008 10:40 AM

ya, beli je, marzie!!

emilayusof October 15, 2008 10:41 AM

lj, one more?? You terrer lah...I dunno how you do it. I can't even keep up with 2 blogs!

emilayusof October 15, 2008 10:41 AM

my other blog dah lama tak update!

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