vikas-gupta.in : the blog has its own domain now

Written by vik

Topics: Blogging

Some days ago I had bought my own domain name and now I have used the domain forward option with WordPress and it points to my blog. Hereafter my blog address is http://vikas-gupta.in and not vikasgupta.wordpress.com [typing the latter will only lead to the former].

Then Now
vikasgupta.wordpress.com vikas-gupta.in  🙂

I wanted to buy emotionallyspeaking.com but it was taken and so I chose my name and vikas-gupta.in was the only available option (the other obvious options were already taken).

The domain name cost me some ten dollars and so did the domain forwarding (WordPress upgrade). You can read more about domain mapping here if you want to use the domain forward option for your WordPress blog.

In another few months, this blog will be a self-hosted blog using the WordPress software and will be free of the WordPress.com limitations and terms of service (I want those gorgeous themes and plugins). I have a nice, extremely reliable web host from Ireland: Vade Internet Solutions. You can read more about my web hosting research and experimentation here if you want to self-host your blog and are looking for a reliable and affordable web host.

I have bought a total of four domain names recently and I’ll set up blogs on each one of them or redirect my existing blogs on them. This is the first in the series.

Please upgrade the link to my blog if I’m in your blogroll/links page. Thank you. 🙂

Keep reading. 🙂

17 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Siddharth says:

    Congratulations! I like it!

  2. hmmm.. maybe it was because of the links I posted.. Your spam filter might have eaten it.

    In case you are still interested in going through the links here they are

    http://indianvanguard.wordpress.com/

    http://bannedthought.net/India/index.htm

    Regards

    Abhay

  3. sunil balani says:

    congratulations Vikas …looking forward to more info…

  4. Hay!!!!!!!!!!!This is a great news!!!Congratulations!!! You’ve chose .in, really that’s a good choice.

  5. Congrats!!! I should be doing the same thing soon 🙂

  6. ziaul haque says:

    fantastic guru… wonderful………..keep it upgrading….

  7. ziaul haque says:

    why do not you change your photograph…it seems quite old…it should be trendy…

  8. Chatterbox says:

    Congratulations Vikas.
    I too have been considering of doing so, now I am totally inspired to give it a try soon.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers!!

  9. sanjay Kumar says:

    Wow!! Now it’s fine, congrats! keep it up.

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