I’ve just joined WordPress and also have a domain with GoDaddy.com. I’m trying to launch a blog and can’t figure out whether to do so from GoDaddy, using the WP platform; or from WP, linking up with GoDaddy.
One consideration: I’ve a three-word domain name at GoDaddy: “islam-and-west” and a single, compound word subdomain name at WordPress: “islamwest.” But because it’s a subdomain, the WordPress URL ultimately becomes longer: http://islamwest.wordpress.com than the GoDaddy’s: http://islam-and-west.com.
I have two questions. One, which domain name and URL would be handier for prospective visitors? Secondly, what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of operating from the GoDaddy site and the WordPress site?
The blog I need help with is islamwest.wordpress.com.