en WordPress.com Forums › Support why should i purchase a domain name Author Posts March 10, 2007 at 5:51 pm #84323 paulpetersonMember Why should I purchase a domain name? How much does it cost? March 10, 2007 at 6:06 pm #84544 trentMember It is not completely necessary to purchase a domain name, but it allows you to have a blog address of say paulpeterson.com versus paulpeterson.wordpress.com It will cost the $15 a year to be registered and added to your blog. Here is the FAQ on adding a domain to your blog. Trent March 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm #84546 judyb12Member It’s $15/year for the redirect from wordpress.com, but the domain registration cost depends on who you register it through. March 10, 2007 at 6:23 pm #84549 drmikeMember Actually the $15 includes the domain. It’s $10 if you’ve already had the domain registered elsewhere. March 10, 2007 at 6:27 pm #84552 judyb12Member oh, sorry. I’m full of misinformation today. :s March 10, 2007 at 6:33 pm #84555 drmikeMember Don’t worry. I left my whip at home today. :) At least you’re trying… March 10, 2007 at 6:36 pm #84557 engtechMember The best reason to buy a domain name is then you aren’t tied to using any specific blog host (like wordpress.com) It gives you the flexibility to move your blog somewhere else transparently without having to tell everyone your new address. March 10, 2007 at 6:55 pm #84566 drmikeMember Good point. :) Author Posts The topic ‘why should i purchase a domain name’ is closed to new replies.