[ 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:
 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.
 The old feed doesnt work any more. So you have to create a new feed and update the link where ever needed.
 Your subscription count gets reset to zero [it takes data from the feed]
 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!
 You will lose your Google Page ranking, which solely depends on your blog's url.
 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]
 If you have any pages bookmarked in social bookmarking websites, then those links will now be considered as invalid links.
 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.