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Why can't I use my blog url name as my domain name?

  1. I keep getting this message when I type in the domain name I would like to use

    That hostname cannot be added to this blog.

    The main part of your blog URL is its domain. An example of a domain is "". You can have your blog at any domain you control, such as, or set up a domain to automatically redirect visitors to your blog URL. Read more about it or enter a domain name below and follow the prompts.

    Please contact support if you wish to delete a registered domain.
    Blog url:

  2. What domain are you trying to use?

    Your blog is currently setup at If you want to get rid of the “” part of your address, then you need to purchase a custom domain for your site. You can customize your domain with a custom domain and domain mapping upgrade in your Upgrades page.

    For more information about our upgrades please see:

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