Here on Spice Up Your Blog I have always advised (Strongly) users of Blogger to buy a domain name rather than use the free blogspot sub-domain.I have been such a strong adversary of using a custom domain a year ago I published the strong titled “Why Not Getting A Custom Domain For Your Blogger Blog Is Stupid “.I followed up that post with a Step By Step video tutorial on How to buy a custom domain and connect it to your Blogger blog.So I covered why to get a domain and how to get it.
In that video I tell you how although you are buying the domain directly from Blogger (Google) they are not a domain registrar.So Blogger use one of two registrars, namely GoDaddy and eNom.When you are going through the process of buying a custom domain from Blogger they automatically (and i presume randomly) choose either GoDaddy or eNom for you.
Up till now I have thought that’s it you go with the one they choose and continue.However Chuck over at The real Blogger status has shown me different and in fact you can choose between GoDaddy and eNom.During the process you are presented with the option to choose which registrar you want.
Personally I would always opt for GoDaddy as I find their dashboard much more user friendly (I’m open to other opinions on this ?).Now remember unless you are moving the domain or maybe want to create a sub-domain ect.. you should never actually have to log into GoDaddy or eNom as the previous video showed Blogger do all the work for you.
Still nobody knows what direction they may want to take with their blog or domain in the future so making sure your with the more user friendly (Once again my opinion) registrar now can save time and effort in the future.So lets looking at exactly how you choose the domain registrar when buying your domain.
In step one of ‘Choose Your Domain Name’ you are shown this page, note ‘Powered By eNom’ circled :
When we click the ‘Learn More’ link beside it we are presented with this page :
When we tick GoDaddy and click continue we are back to the first page but this time with powered by GoDaddy :
You can now continue with the registration process.And that’s it, simple really but a great spot by Chuck (He doesnt miss much).
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