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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Want your own domain name rather than having a sub-domain?

If you start a blog with Blogger with its default choices, you will end up with a subdomain with an URL like This subdomain is not your property, but a property of Blogger, and Blogger can do whatever they want to do with it, including deleting it if they so choose. Further, some have the opinion that using a sub-domain is like using a home address for a business - it will command less respect. If you are of the same opinion, you can register your own domain name and there will be 2 options for you.

Custom Domain and host it with Blogger

If you host it with Blogger, you will not need to pay for hosting fees, but you will not be able to upload non-image files nor have the option of FTP access to your blog content.

Custom Domain and host your blog with a third party webhost

With this option, you will be able to upload non-image files and have FTP access to your blog content. However, it will mean that you will have to pay monthly or yearly hosting fees, and at the moment, you will not be able to use the New Blogger template with its new features.

One of the web hosting company you can host your blog with is Fusepoint, a Canadian web hosting company with offices and data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. With Fusepoint, you will get better support than the slow and hard to get support from Blogger Support. Fusepoint claims, among other things 24/7 Real Time Customer Care.

So if Blogger Support slow or almost non-existent customer support is bugging you, you can probably get better service from Fusepoint.

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