why should i purchase a domain name

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  • #84323

    paulpeterson
    Member

    Why should I purchase a domain name?

    How much does it cost?

    #84544

    trent
    Member

    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

    #84546

    judyb12
    Member

    It’s $15/year for the redirect from wordpress.com, but the domain registration cost depends on who you register it through.

    #84549

    drmike
    Member

    Actually the $15 includes the domain. It’s $10 if you’ve already had the domain registered elsewhere.

    #84552

    judyb12
    Member

    oh, sorry. I’m full of misinformation today. :s

    #84555

    drmike
    Member

    Don’t worry. I left my whip at home today. :)

    At least you’re trying…

    #84557

    engtech
    Member

    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.

    #84566

    drmike
    Member

    Good point. :)

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