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BLOGGER & Custom Domains

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by TroyWhiteInternet, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. TroyWhiteInternet

    TroyWhiteInternet Membership: Community

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm currently attempting to set up a trial using Blogger.com's custom domain name feature (similar to domian mapping on wordpress). Blogger offers this service for free, so you can use their online website (blog) building software to create a website then, instead of hosting the website, you can redirect your domain name to your Blogger website.

    If it works, it will mean I can place content on all my domains (including adwords, banners, etc) for nothing, other than some of my time. Previously my options have been parking or paying $50 for website hosting. With over 100 domains, hosting a holder page can be costly while I'm slowly developing the larger websites.

    Has anyone else trialled this system? Are there other options that I'm not aware of?

    I look forward to everyone's thoughts.
     
  2. soj

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    This is a good way of setting up free sites, BUT do you have control over backups, can u make modifications to code if necessary, can u add in other adds that you may want.

    I use a VPS (Virtual Private Server) which costs $50 a month and can host unlimited domains, i also have the Fantastico addon which allows you to setup wordpress blogs and many other scripts at the click of a button. Something you may also be interested in.
     
  3. TroyWhiteInternet

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    Hi Soj,

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    No, I don't think you can control too much - it's really just a plan to be able to put a holder page up for my domains (maybe drop in adwords) while I'm developing them. I've got a fair few to develop and it's going to take me some time to get them all up.

    With a small blogger website, I can put some basic content up, drop in adwords and start building up links. This way when I get to developing the websites, I should have a headstart.

    BTW, I'm yet to get it to work so I'll keep you posted if it's successful.

    TW