Many people don’t like the change that blogger recently changed the domain/url to country specific. Many indian blogs are moved to abcd.blogspot.com to abcd.blogspot.in. Though Google redirected blogspot.com to blogspot.in many people feel discomfort because of the new sounding of the domain name. If you are feeling so, it is better to have own hosting in WordPress but it is bit expensive around $50/year and you need to be have some technical knowledge and I really love blogger UI which is very simple and quick.
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If you don’t have that technical experience and still want your own identity it is very easy to change the URL of your abcd.blogspot.com to abcd.com with just $10/year and that too with no technical knowledge. It makes you easy to spread your blog and at the same time it looks professional.
Let us have a look how can we change existing abcd.blogspot.com/.in/.pk/.us/.as to our custom domain abcd.com in simple steps.
#1. Login to your account at blogger.com
#2. In you dashboard where you can see the list of blogs, click on the blog for which you want to change or buy your domain name.
#3. In the blog opened, click on ‘Settings’ -> ‘Basic’ as shown in the below figure.
#4. In the page opened. Click on Add own Domain Under Publishing
#5. In the ajax window check your availability of your own domain name and click continue,
#6. If your domain is available it will shown that the domain is available as shown in the below pic.
#7. Complete the registration by clicking continue to registration button and by filling the Form for Google Apps.
#8. Pay money through your credit card or if you don’t have credit card you can still pay via Instant Credit Card option
Once done it will take you around 24 hours to change your blogger URL to the domain your bought and this will be taken care by blogger itself. One more advantage you have is blogger will automatically redirect your existing posts at your blogger to the domain you bought for example. an article which is at abcd.blogpos.in/123.htm will be automatically redirected to abcd.com/123.htm. So there is no need to be worried about your existing traffic which you generally get via direct and from search engines.
It is better and easy to have a custom domain for blogger if you feel the change irritates you and you want to have a unique identity in web and you still login into blogger to write your posts/articles.