Blogging Question: My Domain is Expiring, Help!



I am in need of blogging assistance, any advice appreciated! So my blog's domain name is scheduled to expire while I'm on vacation. I purchased it for a year from the cheapest site (rhymes with blames.co.uk ;-), for a reasonable amount, but of course to renew it they now want quadruple what I paid, or to buy it from them outright even more money, which as a hobbyist blogger I can't justify. SO I want to let it expire and maybe get it elsewhere (or maybe not bother!).

So I guess my main question is: Does anyone know whether my blog will revert back to the Blogger address (blogspot) automatically, or will my actual blog disappear if I don't take measures ahead of time to switch it back to the free blogspot domain name? (which I um...totally have no idea how to do.)

I have Googled this to no avail, so if anyone can help please do leave me a comment!

Thank you,

The Blogging Dunce

4 comments

  1. Your domain name is just redirecting to the blogspot location so I'm 99% certain your site will be okay (though anyone who follows you using your domain name will lose it from their feeds).

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    1. Thanks, that was my hope! Losing followers not ideal but I refuse to be held to ransom, next time if I buy a domain I will try to get one for a bit longer maybe (any rec's appreciated!) :-)

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  2. I don't know, but I'm hoping the girl above is correct, that it will just default back to your free blogger name. Although I don't think I have that, so when you get back from vacation and get it sorted out, make sure you update me with where to follow - just leave a comment on my blog with the new link, if you want - I for sure don't want to lose touch.

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    1. Don't worry Becky, I follow you on my blogroll. I am wondering if I should try to switch it over before it expires just in case.

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