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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Why I never use custom domain

I have published a post Custom domain for New Blogger, however, I myself never use it for my blogs.

Reasons: In the first place, I don't want to bother myself with renewals. More important, I am now 57 years old, going on to 58. If I am lucky and live to 100, there will be still 42 years for doing the things I enjoy. But I know there must come a time when I will no longer be around to renew domain registrations and hosting fees if I use custom domain. When that happens and I use custom domain, my blogs will go 404 (page not found). I have hope that my blogs will still be on the web when I go to a better place and am now doing some testing to see how it can be done. I used Gmail addresses for most of my blogs which may be a mistake as Gmail policy is that if you don't sign into your Gmail Inbox for 9 months or more, your Gmail address will be deleted. Refer to the following for more details:

Are URL forever?

Will Blogger blogs be deleted? Test.

I will however have to accept the risk that my blogs get marked as a spam blog (splog) and get deleted by Blogger. But if I am still around, I can try to do something about it.


  1. Anonymous6:21 PM


    This article is good and informative.

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  2. I can see your point in not going with Custom Domain. It makes sense to stay with Blogger. Big G will be around for a long time and they'll probably improve Blogger in the near future (hopefully).

  3. Hi Markk,

    Great to have someone with same viewpoint. However, everyone has different goals, needs and preferences ans so, to each his own.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

  4. I have several blogs on the web. $ hosted on Blogger and others on My Space and Windows Live. So it would be too expensive for me to get my own domain as I would have to pay per year. Also what would happen if I decided that I did not want to write anymore or wanted to delete that site?

  5. Actually this post needs an update. I have converted 2 blogs to custom domains, namely Blogger Tips and Tricks and Blogger Book.

    Regarding your question about what happened when you don't want the custom domain anymore, you can convert your custom domain back to a free blog again or you can just delete the blog (I never delete blogs).

  6. previously I am having many doubts in the custom domain . Now I am clear by reading your blog. I appreciate you

    Website registration


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