Custom Domain Names for WordPress.com Bloggers

Every Blogger wants his blog to look more professional by having a domain name rather than a subdomain like (username.wordpress.com) and that was the main reason why I moved to a self hosted platform. Folk at WordPress.com realized this need and now they give you a option to choose your own domain name.

Simply go to Options > Domains in your WP Admin Panel and enter your domain name in the box. If you registering a new domain, they charge you 15$ per year (all inclusive), else if you already own a domain name, you can map it for 10$ per year and update your nameservers.

Any visitors to your blog’s old URL will be automatically redirected to its appropriate new URL. If you don’t like the domain name, you can always revert back to your same old subdomain. Pricing seems to be pretty reasonable to me. What’s your opinion ?

Although I don’t have a blog at WordPress.com, I really welcome this new feature and I hope WordPress.com allows bloggers to place ads on their blogs in future (Consider this as my Wishlist)

Link: Domain Registration and Mapping

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This post was published by on October 25, 2006

About the Author: Thilak Rao works as a Social Media Expert. He is one of the first professional bloggers from India, and he loves to write, travel and click photos. Follow him on Twitter @thilak

  • http://nektros.com Yvonne

    That’s pretty neat.

    And it’s good to see you back up, Thilak :)

  • sindhu

    well thats a good feature, neat one. but i doubt on people opting for that. not sure if that would click.

  • Anil

    well, it jus might sindhu, 15$ is ok ok for global users. in indian money though i wouldnt advice it

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Yeah, This would sure make bloggers move from Blogspot to WordPress

  • http://abhinavspeaks.com Abhinav

    Great news.
    I may now think of shifting my old weblog on the present one)

  • http://tech-buzz.net Thilak

    Abhinav: Are you moving back to WordPress.com again ?

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