Should I?

12 April 2008 6 comments

I've been thinking if I should get my own domain for this blog. I did it for my other blog, why not for this one? Well, I was going to do it at first, but then I had a bad experience with the other one. :(

I found out that Google use different registries so when you choose to customize your blog, you may end up having a domain registered to GoDaddy.com, Enom.com or some other registry. I know what you are thinking "So, what?" Well, not if the registry wants you to pay extra $ to keep your registry info private.

That is exactly what happened to moi. My domain was registered by Google through Enom.com. Lo and behold, I saw my personal info laid out on the WHOIS page for all of the world to see (including low lifes such as spammers, etc.) Yup, my whole name, home address, phone number and email address was all on that page. D*%#! So I went to Enom and found out that their privacy service costs extra. D*%# again!

So now I am having second thoughts of getting a domain for this blog. *sigh* I guess I do not have any choice but to bite the bullet and pay my hard-earned blogging $ to Enom. :(

Well for now anyway, I still do not have any domain name in mind. What do you think a good domain would be for my blog? Kusinerasaamerika.com is too long in my opinion. How about kusineraUSA.com or kusineraUS.com? Any suggestions?

6 comments: to “ Should I? so far...

  • Amy April 13, 2008
     

    mareng barb, kusineraUSA.com est parfait! wink*

  • Amor April 13, 2008
     

    Me too,I go for kusineraUSA.com if you choose between the USA and US but would like the kusinerainamerika kaya lng haba din ano.Happy Sunday!

  • Babette April 13, 2008
     

    Mareng Ams and Amor, thanks for your votes. :) For now gumawa na lang muna ako ng subdomain, thanks to Carlota's help. I'll visit your blogs para ma-update ninyo with my new URL:
    http://kusinerausa.babettesblog.com

    Sa Bisaya ang translation 'isang kusinera'. LOL

  • indayfe April 13, 2008
     

    Hahaha.. isang kusinera... I got it.!! it took me few seconds to get it.. hahah.. ikaw ha.. isang kusinera./.. boto ako dyan.. it flows just right..

    Have a good one babs.

  • Lanie G April 13, 2008
     

    mareng barb, kusineraUSA.com is short name. I registered domain for my foodblog http://www.mykitchencooking.com please update my foodblog url. thanks

  • Amy April 14, 2008
     

    mareng barb, tama ka dyan.. sayang din naman yong sub-domain. wink*

    updated na po madame! nga pala pwede pahingi ng pulvoron mo? hehehe*