Thursday, December 17, 2009

domain name dilemma

[ Happy Birthday Freya]

guys, i bought a new domain name. yes, i plan to host a site!! i understand that laughing is good for health, but not this much alright? so hold ur laugh and listen. i wanted to change the domain name of my blog and make it a lil more personal. i bought a domain name "anilsawan.in". Then i created a sub domain "blog.anilsawan.in" [inspired by Freya] and then i face reality :) its not easy. problems i faced:

[1] Google needs one host name to be pointed to 4 IP addresses [it uses round robin method for data read/write]. My domain solution is offered by Rediff which allowed me to give 2 IPs for the same host name - not more than that. How ever, my blog worked with 2 IPs, so i guess the other two are for redundancy purpose.

[2] The old feed doesnt work any more. So you have to create a new feed and update the link where ever needed.



[3] Your subscription count gets reset to zero [it takes data from the feed]

[4] You may lose any of your loyal visitors who frequently visit your blog, if they are not informed about this change. Reason? The blog doesnt get updated in any of the place were it should cos book marking is done through feeds!

[5] You will lose your Google Page ranking, which solely depends on your blog's url.

[6] The new url would take hell lot of time to get to google search pages. [Currently, a google search of "Anil Sawan" gives my blog url as one of the top three results]

[7] If you have any pages bookmarked in social bookmarking websites, then those links will now be considered as invalid links.

[8] If you have been linked by any other blogs with your present blog's address, those links would also be considered invalid!

Bad aint it? So what do I do? I roll back to by blogger address :)

But the plan to host a sit remain. So do the domain name :)

Alrite now, laugh.

28 comments:

Scattered Thoughts... said...

laut ke buddu ghar ko aaye?

BTW, you could have bought.. anilsaw.in :D

A lil change in spelling but hell of domain name!! And you could always tell others that its due to numerology :D

Freya said...

Thank you for the wish. :)

and, I don't know how this is happening?

Actually, you just need to create a C NAME record. Like if you want blog.anilsawan.in, create a record named blog and point it to ghs.google.com

And then change the settings over here. Blogger will redirect all your visitors to new address.

and I think you should have registered at Godaddy.com. You get a lot of discount codes and also unlimited records to create.

swati said...

HA HA HA..:P thank you for the permission :)

Lena said...

lol someone is so scared to start from the scratch that he dropped hs plans :P
nothing is as bad as you pictured, just requires some extra work and eventually your loyal readers will find their way to your new home :)

yamini meduri said...

haha....!!!

how are you anil??? its been a long time na....was busy yaar...try n be regualr now..!!

Ria said...

lol!! That was a very technical post i must say.

Rajlakshmi said...

hehehehe :D
man so many problems... :P
seems i will find you here for some time atleast :P

Sweet Addiction said...

I agree with with Lena. She too has her own site and visitor do love that link. Just leave a note on ur blog that u moving on to other one. It will take time but it be great.
All the best

Dhanya said...

First of all, I dunno why people should buy domain names if they are only going to use it for blogging personal stuff coz writing abt personal things can only get you so far. If you have decided to pay for a domain name, you might as well connect to a larger set of readers. This is just my take.

I have a dream of getting a site all for myself too, but not for writing personal stuff. Maybe I will use it to write something more useful for a larger audience. Now THAT would be worth the time and money.

How much did you pay to get this domain name? And hey, anilsaw.in IS a neat idea! :D

Meera said...

Oh went back??? hmm...ok...hopw u find a solution soon n get back with the sub domain thingy :)

And happy belated bday Freya!

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

Okay. That was more complicated than funny. :/

Kisses.

A Poetess said...

i'm facing similar problems because i changed my blog address. Same old blog, hosted at the new address: http://deepblueemotions.blogspot.com/

Anya said...

Interesting and funny post :-)

sawan said...

Maheep, bro, thts a nice idea - but dnt u think anilsaw.an wud have been much bettr?? :P do we have tht option?? lol @ numerology!! hwz u bro?

sawan said...

Freya, any time dear. i cant afford to keep a change the cname record cos i wud use the main domain to host a site. i am using only a sub domain to divert to blog. cname changes the main domain pointer. here, i have to play with the A records. it dsn make much dif with godaddy or rediff wen it comes to page rank or feed status. yes, i agree that blooer wud redirect, but the feed is lost and hence any existing soft links wud not get updated with my new posts. if u have blog rolled me in ur blog, u wud have to edit tht link and only then wud it get updated. same applies to the page rank cos u loose all ur backlinks.

sawan said...

Swati, :) u r always welcome!

sawan said...

Lena, agreed to that. nothing is tough. but now i have new plans :) thnx to dhanya, she gave me a new idea :P

sawan said...

Yamini, heylo dearie, loong time!! gud to cya again.

sawan said...

Ria, really?? :P

sawan said...

Lakshmi, you would find me here till i live :) i changed my plans :D

sawan said...

Nidhi, I agree, but as i said, i have new plans now :) i dont know why, but i am happy to see u here :)

sawan said...

Dhanya, you are the best!!! u gave me a new idea!! :) domian name is very cheap. [usually ranges from 450 to 1000 for annual subscription] Now rediff has christmas sale and you wud get a *.in domain for just 320!!! now how gud is that?? :) but yes, if u plan to host a sit, thats gona be expensive!! for now, i just made a subdomain and started a new blog - not a personal one :) i wanted this for long, and now i think its the right time. :) i wud host a site soon. wud luv to tlk to u before that. u generate ideas :P m sure talking to u wud be worth the time spent :D

sawan said...

Meera, solution found!! :)

sawan said...

LSL, it is! :) but now i got a solution :)

sawan said...

Poetess, your problem looks more concerning, blogger aint even redirecting to your new blog! ill add a redirection link to ur new id in m next post, not sure how much it wud help though :)

sawan said...

Anya, thnx dear :)

Dr Supriya said...

Yeah.. Know you were away from blogger for quite some time.. And were makin your own domain.. Like reading your posts.. Hope we get to read more of u from now onwards.. Thankx 4 sharing how the process actually is.

sawan said...

Priya, its my plsr :) i stil dnt have much idea on wut all to inlude in my site. so the thought is still on and suggestions are more than welcome :)