Blogger has started doing custom domains, giving many respite from the dreaded and downmarket blogspot.com domain. Google provides hosting for people who want to sign-up for this service. Add this to yet another offering from Google for your own domain! Now if people sign up for Blogger, maybe they can sign-up for other domain-specific offerings.
6 thoughts on “Blogger doing custom domains now”
I’m sorry Om, but I don’t get it! This isn’t a new feature. We’ve been publishing Traffick.com’s blog using Blogger since before Google acquired them.
I think Andrew is right. I think this has been around for a while.
If it hasn’t, then its about time.
Andrew, this is different than “FTP Publishing” feature in blogger. You don’t have to host a FTP server in order to avail this feature. No bandwith or hosting costs.
More here http://buzz.blogger.com/2007/01/blogger-custom-domains.html
Well, I didn’t know it was there…so thanks for the tip!
Here is the irony:
a. This feature is available only for beta blogger (i.e. the new blogger).
b. And Blogger isn’t migrating blogs which has more than a few post (250+) to the new version.
Here is an interesting (fictitious converstation) that Product Managers would have had:::
Custom Domain Team [CDPM]: Finally we were able to catch up with WordPress!! Now, we have almost all the features that wordpress has..except a few!
Blogger Beta PM [BBPM]: as in? Well, I don’t think so! My product still doesn’t work
CDPM: But hey! Mine works – now bloggers can use the custom domain name feature!!
BBPM: Wait dude – I need to enable migration before this happens! Right now, we only allow splogs and small blogs to switch. But not the one with more than a few significant no. of posts! [I mean the real users of the system]
no loss, wordpress is better then most any free web host out there, even if used on wordpress.com