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Blogging Pitfalls: Why Where you Register Your Domain Matters

When it comes to setting up your own blog, it’s pretty well understood that you need to have your own domain and that it needs to be under your control.

However, people view the process of setting up a domain as being completely different from that of setting up hosting. Where most people are meticulous in their search for a host, comparing prices, reading reviews and trying to find a solid, reliable company that has a great reputation, most bloggers just choose the cheapest domain registrar and go.

Unfortunately, this can be a terrible mistake and it can cost you and your sites dearly. Worst of all, it can even cost you more money in the long run, putting you in a position where you spend more money to keep using a service that is actually bad for your sites.

It’s time to understand that not all registrars are the same and that some definitely can harm your site. However, learning how to avoid the bad registrars is no simple task but one that every blogger and webmaster needs to learn. Read More

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Blogging Pitfalls: Why You Need Your Own Domain

Many bloggers, when they first start out, are unsure if they are going to continue blogging over the long term and either don’t want to spend the time or invest the money into securing a domain name of their own.

It’s an understandable decision considering that WordPress.com and Blog*Spot, along with a slew of other services, make it trivial to set up an account at their sites and get blogging within just a few minutes.

But while getting started on one of these sites might be a great way to get up and going, there is a hidden danger in it. Relying on someone else’s URL carries with it not only a lot of baggage, but a lot of risk.

If you’re serious about your blog and it is something that you want to take beyond a short term whim, even if it is just a “slightly more serious” hobby, securing a domain of your own is a rite of passage you need to undertake. Failure to do so will not only hold your site back, but may cause your site, along with all of your work, to simply disappear.

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