New address.....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

...for our blog. Over the weekend I will be moving our blog to our own domain, www.2takinga5th.com but I'm not sure when it will be effective or if you will have to change the blog link that you are currently following.

Soooooo, if you try http://2takinga5th.blogspot.com and it comes up Not Found, then go directly to http://www.2takinga5th.com.

That said, I am pretty sure that BOTH links will take you directly to our blog once it's all said and done. Time will tell, takes up to 48 hours for new domain registrations to take effect on servers world-wide so no testing till then.

Now that I have everyone completely confused (including me), hope you're having a wonderful day. Thanksgiving is less than a week away...I hope your plans include family and/or friends.

EDIT: For those interested in the process, I registered a new domain at godaddy.com and parked it there. Then I used their tool to do the prep work for the blog transfer. It was about 12 hours before the tool recognized the new domain. Once I can see the parked domain page by entering my domain name, then I will do the transfer at Blogger.

More information here: http://buzz.blogger.com/2011/11/custom-domains-simplified.html

EDIT TWO: It appears to be working with one gotcha...you have to enter the www. in the new URL. Minor inconvenience.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

8 comments:

  1. That is perfect timing!

    I am soon to do exactly the same thing and I was wondering if the blogspot address would still work after I give my blog its new URL. Now, I don’t have to wonder for long, as I can find out by learning from you.

    Good luck!

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  2. You may have just motivated me to do the same. I've owned my own domain name for 5 years but have never gotten around to doing anything with it except email addresses :)

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  3. For those interested, I just edited the blog with more details on the HOW TO.

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  4. Will be interesting to see what happens....
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  5. As you know by now, I cannot use the mouse and talk at the same time...I will put McGuyver on it..Thanks.

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  6. You're coming through with the new blog address as of Sunday at 8 a.m. MST. Good job!

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  7. I was able to switch right over and subscribe on my Google Reader. . .no problem at all!

    Janice
    ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing.com

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