Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fancy Your Own Domain? *

Go with GoDaddy and here's why!

Ever since I got my own domain, my blogging journey feels even more exciting! It feels like I've moved on to bigger times and I have a feeling that this was the best step I could have possibly taken for my blog. Though it took me two whole years before finally gathering enough courage to make that move, I am really glad I did it and that's why I am encouraging all my friends who are still hosting their blogs at blogspot to join me in my glee of knowing that I made the right choice!

Of course, there are so many webhosting providers you can go to for this purpose, but since I opted for GoDaddy, I am recommending GoDaddy for all those who are keen on moving their blogs!
GoDaddy.com is the world's leading domain name registrar and largest web host. With a wide variety of website hosting creation tools, e-commerce and security solutions as well as productivity and marketing tools, look no further when it comes to purchasing your own domain name!

is extremely user-friendly and easy to understand. Navigating my way around while making my purchase was a breeze and hassle-free. My main concern was how long would it take for the whole moving process to be completed. I was worried that my readers and EC visitors will not be able to view my blog while it was under the moving process, but surprisingly the move and forwarding of my blog to my new domain address was almost immediate! Seriously, it took less than 2 minutes for my blog to appear using its own domain address, so there was no waiting in line or any major interruptions!

Being a very new domain owner, I am yet to fully experience the advantages of having one. However, thanks to the comments I received on my last post, I know that bigger and better things are yet to come. It is a only a matter of time and lots of patience, while still maintaining the best in my blog content and marketing of course. Having my own domain translates into more credibility, mobility and exclusivity for me and my blog. Apparently most advertisers much prefer blogs with their own domain names, rather than those hosted with free webhosting providers like blogspot, which was what I was previously using. So that on its own is already a big bonus for me who sometimes writes paid advertising posts here.

Owning your own domain also translates into greater exclusivity for you and the blog you've worked so hard for in gaining readership, followers and ranking of course. When you first move your blog to your own domain, needless to say all ranking associated with your blog will diminish to zero, but do not despair! You will eventually get back that much coveted ranking as long as you persist with what you've been doing previously when you first made attempt to even secure a rank for your blog. You will also have to write in to all the blog programs you're registered under to let them know you've made that switch and you now have a new URL for your site. I've written to all the programs I'm members of and so far, they have all responded almost immediately and my URL is now pointing to my new address.

Having your own domain will also enable you to have your very own email address using your new domain name so for me, it could look something like this - marzie@mymariuca.com. How cool is that? And most of all, the advantage of owning your own domain name is that you can truly establish and maintain greater blog presence and exclusivity by having your own blog name as your domain address. Unfortunately for me, the name Mariuca was already taken up; otherwise my address could have been www.mariuca.com! But www.mymariuca.com is also very cool, so I'm very happy with my chosen name. So for my friends out there who left comments at my previous post, expressing interest in having your own domain, you can now do so with ease and speed!

Now that you know a little bit more about GoDaddy and how easy it is for you to have your own domain, why wait? If you're keen on securing a particular name for your own blog, just click on the banner below and check out GoDaddy. Don't wait any longer; otherwise the name that you've always wanted as your very own might be taken up already! Click below and soon, you too could be well on your way to owning an exclusive domain name for your site and all the other perks accompanying your very own domain! :)

Posted at 4.44 PM

* The first person to leave a comment on any post title that ends with a star will receive a link back to his or her blog for being my first commentator!



LadyJava November 18, 2008 4:47 PM

Yihaa!!!! heheheh..

Kok November 18, 2008 5:05 PM

I'm much more slower to chop!:(

By the way, mymariuca is nice too!:)

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:21 PM

GP!! MyMariuca pun sounds awesome as in you're mymariuca..heheh... I LAIK!!

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:23 PM

and later I teach you how to do the email bit ok!!! hehe.. you can also cc copy to your gmail account or straight pop out to your email client... best kan??

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:24 PM

Oh my my.. Emila is creeping up on me as TC!!! tolong!!!

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:25 PM

Eh top TC this month gets what eh??

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:26 PM

oh wait.. the banner from Emila is it?? Or is that for the one at MPG?

alamak got to go read your anniversary post now..

LadyJava November 18, 2008 5:27 PM

But off to the shower first.. ttyl!!

Bobby Revell November 18, 2008 5:56 PM

Hi Marzie! Lady Java chopped me again! Is that a karate chop or a pork chop? LOL!

I checked some links on my older posts - like one to "My Purrfect Phoebe" on a Bobby's batch post and it redirected here purrfectly! As long as you update your Technorati url, your authority should remain the same as it was. Don't forget your Alexa listing also. Because you're redirected correctly, your pagerank should come back next update!

Yay Marzie!!!!!

Anonymous,  November 18, 2008 6:04 PM

hello GP! i am also curious about the chop thing. hehehe... anyway, i love it that you have your own domain. its cool and prettilicious!!

LadyJava November 18, 2008 7:20 PM

hahaha Bobby and Pinay Mommy..

Chop means I call for the first place.. as I'm sure you know, GP is giving out links to her post with star markings to her First Commenter or FC... so I "chop" the spot or "I call it"..lol!!

Play along won't you but ain't easy coz I'm always around..hehehe

Good Luck!!

Anonymous,  November 18, 2008 7:24 PM

Hah! LJ already chopped while I was sleeping.


Pok Dell November 18, 2008 7:24 PM

Yes!! Moi badge blend well with it's ambiant..

Anonymous,  November 18, 2008 7:29 PM

Just a quick hello before my little girls wake up...hope you're having a great day on your side of the world.


Anonymous,  November 18, 2008 8:17 PM

hi marzie, having own domain is good :) feeling

Anonymous,  November 18, 2008 8:17 PM

how much are you going to pay for renewal of domain fee?

SGE November 18, 2008 9:02 PM

Hi Mariuca!

Is there anything wrong with your blog? I was trying to leave you my Ecard but it takes forever to open the right bar of your blog...


PS 1:If you need more info send me an email (email on my site) - can try to see where it stops or something.

PS 2:If you want delete this comment when read.

bluecrystaldude November 18, 2008 9:33 PM

LOL.. So, anyone knows what is the original of word 'chop'? Hehe.. I also forgot how I start using this chop chop thing. Must be during I was a kid while playing cop and thief. Hehehe

bluecrystaldude November 18, 2008 9:36 PM

It sure nice to have your own domain. Now, you have to work twice as hard :):)

bluecrystaldude November 18, 2008 10:17 PM

I am not feeling well today. Must be from all the tiring packing job I did~ Good night everyone

Oh crap! I haven't done my EC round yet.. waa.. Out dropping :O

Metz November 18, 2008 11:13 PM

LJ you won this chop again hehehe :) marzie your move was a very heavy decision to make and am proud and happy that things are going well for your move :) hehehe I know a lot of people and friends that use godaddy as well - do tell us more about their aftersales service that is something I would like to find out if they are just as good :) what yah think?? :) xoxo

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious November 19, 2008 12:14 AM

hi marzie, thanks for the explanation! i will really give this a deep thought. :)

Mom Knows Everything November 19, 2008 1:38 AM

I went with GoDaddy for both of my blogs.

Tina November 19, 2008 2:30 AM

getting my own domains were the best things i ever did too. it changes things dramatically doesent it!

Anonymous,  November 19, 2008 2:47 AM

Congrats Mariuca on YourMaricua :P

Indeed! It's so special to have your own domain name and website space too so congrates again and keep up the good work here!

Ah, Bravo LadyJava for the excellent technical support P

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:08 AM

Yeeha! LJ is on a roll with the chopping! Congrats sweetie and ur avatar is oredi up. Thanks so much and Mariuca loves ya! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:08 AM

Hey Kok! You are not slow, just that LJ is LaJu he he! Oh I love MyMariuca too so yay! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:09 AM

LJ! Exactamundo! B oso laik MyMariuca for the very same reason so double YAY! :)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:10 AM

Wah that sounds awesome woman, later we do the email thingy pulak together-gether, and I like the sound of cc-ing mails to gmail sekali! Tenkiu LadyJava! ;)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:11 AM

LJ, kejap lemme check....wah Emila is really creeping up on you eh? Just 9 comments away but don worry, Emila just wants to be number 2 it seems he he! :)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:12 AM

LJ! This month's TC dapat the usual featured ad and 1000 credits lol! The banner and the extra credits (thanks to u and Emila) is for sweet MPG yay! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:14 AM

YAY! Thanks for checking my older links Bobby! I've updated my Techno and everything else, so am eagerly waiting to see what happens next. Hope to get back my PR soon yay! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:16 AM

Awwww thank you Ruby! I love the fact that I have my own domain too, it is really exciting and I'm just so glad I finally did it! Oh LJ will explain the chop thingy below, can u see her comment here? :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:17 AM

LJ! Thank you for explaining CHOP to Bobby and Ruby lol! Well explained dearie and up, it's gonna be tough to beat LJ to the FC spot he he! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:17 AM

Roxy! LJ did chop while u were sleeping, I posted this pretty early for u eh? Try again next time okay? :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:19 AM

Ha ha Bintang! Betul la, baru I notice just how nice ur avatar looks here at Mariuca. Blue and blue together-gether gitu, thanks for advertising with Mariuca today YAY! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:19 AM

Hello Roxy! Thanks for stopping by today, I am replying my comments first before doing some real work later. Have a great day at work sweetie! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:21 AM

Hi TH! Oh it is the best feeling ever, I wonder when I'll get over the excitement of having my own domain LOL! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:22 AM

Hmmmmm, I'm not sure how much to renew TH, cause maybe there will be a discount or something when the time comes kan? But for the 2 domain names, I paid about 16 bucks, okay right? Yeeha!! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:24 AM

Hello SGE! Thank you for coming by Mariuca's blog today. Oh that's too bad you could not make ur drop here today, though I can see my sidebar just fine. Hope it's just an error with EC and things will return to normal again soon. Have a great day! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:25 AM

HaaziQ! I oso dunno where or how CHOP came about but best kan to chop chop at people's blogs? LOL! Happy Tuesday to you. :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:26 AM

HaaziQ! Mmg best la to have ur own domain ni, I never thought it could feel this great but it does! Come join me he he! ;)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:27 AM

HaaziQ, better get some rest then. Some more exam dah over so u don have to stay up to study. Packing nak pi mana tu? :)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:29 AM

Hey Metz! There's no stopping LJ when she is on a roll eh? ;)

Oh yeah, I thought about moving my blog so many times before, but was always afraid that I'd lose my ranking and what not, but seriously, I am sooooooo happy I moved he he! It feels great to be on my own and I will def keep u posted on the after-sales service. :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:30 AM

Jean! I happily wrote this post after reading ur comments on the previous post he he! I hope ul join me soon Jean, then we can share our joy together-gether yeeha! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:31 AM

Tammy, that's awesome! Both my blogs are now with GoDaddy too YAY! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:32 AM

Tina, yay you are here today! Oh now I can join u and Tammy with my new domains yeeha! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:34 AM

Hola Hicham, it's really nice to see u back here again. Thanks so much for ur comment and yes, I am really enjoying my move so far and truly happy I finally got my own domain even if it took 2 years to decide ha ha!

Of course, LJ did a wonderful job in helping me, she rocks! :):):)

Monica November 19, 2008 5:07 AM

thanks for sharing this Mariuca!

Monica November 19, 2008 5:10 AM

it took less than 2 minutes only? whao not bad, huh?!

Monica November 19, 2008 5:12 AM

oh yes, mymariuca is cool! I oso like :-)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 6:59 AM

Happy to spread the word Monica, esp if it gets my seal of approval like this one! :)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 7:00 AM

Yeah la, after forwarding my blog to the new domain add, I clicked on Mariuca and my new add was live oredi, fast eh? :)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 7:00 AM

YAY! Looks like I made a great choice with Mymariuca then, thanks Mon! :)

Farah Deen November 19, 2008 8:46 AM

looks like you are loving your new address and I bet you would too. now its more personal. I am excited to get mine changed too, but I will do that after my vacation! :)

J@n!ce November 19, 2008 8:46 AM

You have a cool domain name. Thanks for recommending GoDaddy, will check it out when I intend to have my own domain too :)

Kim November 19, 2008 10:36 AM

ohhh thanks for all the info on Go Daddy Mariuca...
I'll have to have a look :)
kisses and hugs from the gang over here ...they're all still high over your "win a Pink Ted" news at MPG
have a terrific day and pink marshmallows for you for MPG Birthday!!!

WaterLearner November 19, 2008 11:03 AM

Yozz Genie Princess... How is B doing? And you are still busy pampering him?

Great job on your own domain. I won't be able to handle one myself for sure.

Anonymous,  November 19, 2008 1:03 PM

Bedtime for Roxy, another big day in NYC tomorrow...wish me luck!

twinks November 19, 2008 2:18 PM

Yeey! congrats girl..
you got your own domain now..
mymariuca sounds nice..*wink

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:48 PM

You bet Farah, it's truly awesome to have my own domain, I dunno why I was so afraid to do it before this. I can't wait for u too get ur own domain too, so u too will feel what I'm feeling now he he! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:49 PM

Yay! Thanks Janice, and u can always buzz buzz me later when u decide to get ur own domain. I'd be happy to assist u. :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:51 PM

Hi Kim, no worries. I figured I'd recommend GD in a separate post since I'm really pleased with the way they handled my move, no fuss no muss! :)

Yahoo! Pink marshmallows for me! Now MPG's birthday is even more delightfu! And yup, I'm excited about the MPG Teddy Bear too, I can't wait to see who will bring her home! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:53 PM

Hola Karen! Thanks for checking up on B and me, we are both doing great and B is back at work this week. Taking things one day at a time. :)

Oh Karen, I beg to differ! You'd surely be able to handle ur own domain, it's really not as scary as I thought it would be, come join me he he! :):):)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:53 PM

Good luck Roxy! It's a busy working day for me, more copies to write so less time to blog. ;)

Mariuca November 19, 2008 3:54 PM

Thank you Twinks! I love Mymariuca too yay! :):):)

emilayusof November 19, 2008 5:37 PM

Wohoo! Go daddy! err, i mean go marzie!

emilayusof November 19, 2008 5:37 PM

aiks, how come i'm top commentator now?

emilayusof November 19, 2008 5:40 PM

haha definitely on top of lj! yehaa!

emilayusof November 19, 2008 5:41 PM

takpelah ya lj, nanti you topple balik k!

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:32 PM

Hi Marzie,
Yayyyyy I am feeling better. I hope it last all day too!!:-)

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:33 PM

Congrats Emila...being in top is a hard thing to do here at Mariuca's home:-)

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:33 PM

Oh my I am having problems just staying in the top 10:-)

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:34 PM

I am here now GP!!

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:34 PM

May I please borrow your magic carpet for just a minute to fly over to MPG?

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:35 PM

Oh my almost forgot to wish Roxy good luck in NY city!!

Good Luck I hope you have fun!!

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:37 PM

Oh Marzie,
you asked about my avatar at EC. yes I keep changing. So far this latest one is getting more hits.

But, I think I might change again and use one with one of my photos...but, I don't know yet.

Jackie November 19, 2008 7:37 PM

Okay I'm headed over to MPG's see you in a second!!


Pok Dell November 19, 2008 7:48 PM

Urghh..I'm slipping to #5 now :(

SGE November 19, 2008 8:09 PM

Hi there! Its fine now!


Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious November 19, 2008 11:07 PM

ok marzie, im ready now. Where are u? couldnt see u at FB la. :(
nvm, I'll purchase a domain first. :)

Jackie November 20, 2008 2:13 AM

Hey Marzie,
Where are you? Are you helping Jean? you are so sweet!!

I have a new game and it's called you can have it if you can find it!!

LOL...just joking. I finally got caught up with all of my awards and the post is incredibly long.


But at the bottom is a little something I made for everybody just to say thank you!!


Mariuca November 21, 2008 4:29 PM

YAY Emila! Tu la, baru 2 days ago you were number 2, but I think the new comments pushed LJ's older comments out and she dropped to number 2 oredi he he! Don be sad LJ! ;)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 4:31 PM

Thanks Emila, hopefully GD will remain good when I use it later-later! :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 4:44 PM

Jackie! Thanks for all ur comment love here, I am drowning in them today YAY! :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 4:58 PM

Jackie, it's great that you're feeling much better this week and hey, you're doing a great job of maintaining ur spot here at my TM list! Go Jackie Go! :):):)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 5:00 PM

Jackie, for u...of course u can borrow my magic carpet any time u want! Have fun flying around sweetie! :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 5:26 PM

Bintang, today jatuh number 7, but I'm sure ul get back to number 1 soon! Dia ikut time u drop jugak kan? :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 5:32 PM

Awesome SGE, thanks so much for checking on my blog again, have a great weekend! :)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 5:35 PM

Jean! Happy to help sweetie! Congrats u domain owner you! ;)

Mariuca November 21, 2008 5:36 PM

Jackie! I was helping out Jena, but we're all done now. Thanks so much for the special award and I too am so way behind in posting my awards! Must make a point to get it done really soon, love ya Jackie! :):):)

Anonymous,  November 26, 2008 1:25 AM

I actually had a little trouble with GoDaddy so I now use 1and1. Their customer service has been better and their interface is simpler if you want to have several domains.

Mariuca November 27, 2008 8:16 PM

Hi Sun, thank you very much for the tip. I shall consider ur suggestion if GD starts giving me trouble! ;)

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