30/11/2017

How To Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Namecheap is one of the top domain name registrars in the world that offer free WhoisGuard for the first year. Domain name registration with Namecheap is not cumbersome. If you have bought a domain from Namecheap and want to link it your blog from Blogger Blogspot), this tutorial will show you how to do so.
Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog.
Add your Namecheap domain name and click Save.

You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your Namecheap domain and also add A record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


To complete the setup, Login to your Namecheap account. Under Dashboard, click on Domain List > MANAGE. 

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Click on ADD NEW RECORD and choose A Record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Add the following four A Record;
@ 216.239.32.21
@ 216.239.34.21
@ 216.239.36.21
@ 216.239.38.21

@ should be on Host and the IPs should on Value. After that click on SAVE ALL CHANGES.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Click on ADD NEW RECORD and select CNAME Record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Go back to Blogger and copy the generated CNAMEs. 


Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Add those the CNAME www under Host and ghs.google.com under Value. Repeat the same thing for the second CNAME. Set the TLS to 30 min. Click SAVE ALL CHANGES. Make sure you delete the Namecheap default record and CNAMEs. It will take 30 minutes to for settings to working properly.

 Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Go back to Blogger and save your settings.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

Click Edit and as shown in the screenshot.


Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap


Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and Save.
Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Namecheap

If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain on Namecheap. If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it.
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24/11/2017

How To Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style

Emporio theme by default is in grid style which makes it very attractive when viewing from a computer. But for some reasons, you may want your emporio theme to display list style. As you can see I am using the emporio theme but it is not a grid format.

You can also allow your emporio theme appear in list style and it is very simple. Here is how to do so.

Login into blogger.com and navigate to Theme.
Click on Customize.

Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style

Click on Advanced.

 Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style


Scroll a little down and click Width.

Change Emporio Theme From Grid To List Style


To change the appearance of the theme from grid to list, adjust the Sidebar width and Post width (stream).  Once you get your desired result, save your theme and view on your web browser. The benefit of switching emporio to list style is that you can add adsense in-feed ad or any other ad network to display in between the posts on the homepage without it looking clumsy. 
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21/11/2017

How To Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Freenom gives free domain name registration for some extensions and charges for others. If you have registered a domain with Freenom either free or paid and you intend to use it on blogger.com, then this tutorial will guide you on how to redirect Blogspot on Freenom.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog.
Add your Freenom domain name and click save.

You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your Freenom domain and also add A record.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


To complete the setup, go to your Freenom account. Click on Services > My Domains. On the next page, click on Manage Domain.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Click on Manage Freenom DNS.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Add the A records below one after the other.
216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

After adding all the four A records, click on Save Changes.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

The next step is to add the CNAMEs. Go back to blogger and copy the CNMAEs generated as shown below

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


Add them as shown in the screenshot below. After that click on Save Changes.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Go back to blogger settings and click Save.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom


Once you are done, go back to blogger and click on Save. After that, click on Edit.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and save.

Set Up Custom Domain On Blogger With Freenom

If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain with Freenom. If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it. 
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04/11/2017

Free Domain Name Registration With Freenom

There are many website owners using free domain and hosting. If you have been in the online business for a while, you must have heard about some website or blogs with domain names such as www.mazinoweb.tk or www.mazinoweb.cf.  Those domain names with such extensions (cf, tk, ga, ml) are free. You may also be thinking of mapping your new blog with a free domain name.

Freenom offers free domain name registration with those mention extensions. Before you decide to register your domain name with Freenom, remember this adage "Watch before you leap".

You need to know what you want and why you want it.  In this article, you are going to know some basic fact about Freenom. And later, you may decide in your own interest to opt for Freenom service or not.


Freenom Review: - Reliability, Services, Support, Pricing And Risks

Freenom is the world's first and top free domain names provider with millions of domain names hosted. The word "Freenom" can be guessed to have been derived from the words "free" and "nom" - a French word for "name". Currently, it ranked 3933 out of 3945 web hosting companies in the world. Freenom is the only domain hosting company that offers the following domain names extensions like .tk, .ml, .cf and .ga for free.

Though, they mostly offer ccTLD (country code top level domain) but, they also run other top level domain (TLD) like .com, .net etc, with some other country domain extensions like .berlin at an affordable cost. Top level domains are optional to those webmasters who preferred to have a premium (and of course, professional) domain name for their website or blog.

Freenom is fully supported by KIMA Ventures - the first active angel investor in the world. KIMA with other top ventures in the world finance the free domain name registrar, Freenom and they have offices in some part of the world but their main office is in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Reliability

Freenom uses the latest AnyCast technology that guarantees the stability of all domain names registered on it. Freenom is also anti-spam protected and controls virus. It speeds up your internet experience and protects your privacy.

Support

Freenom can be reached by telephone or email. They reply to email messages within 24hours but unfortunately, their customer support is limited to some extent.

Pricing

On Freenom, country code top level domains such as ml, .tk, .ga, and .cf are free but you can also get top level domains like .com, .net, .info etc at a cost price of $10.00. You can choose any plan you like such as month-to-month, or yearly renewal. Also, 30 days money back guarantee if you are not served to your satisfaction.

Services

• Free domain names with .ml, .tk, .ga and .cf extensions

Dot TK (.Tk)
This is a joint venture of government of Tokelau and is funded by Teletok.
The phrase "TK" is derived from "Tokelau". Dot TK is the largest and most used ccTLD in the world with more than 20million users.

Dot ML (.Ml)
.ML is for Mali government

Dot GA (.GA)
.GA take its source from Gabon

Dot CF (.CF)
.CF Is from Central Africa Republic

• Premium Domain names like .com, .net at affordable cost price.
• Free URL forwarding
• Hosting DNS Records
• Creation of email aliases for your pre-existing email provider.

Risk

You have been reading about Freenom right from the genesis of this article but remember, there is a risk in everything you do in life, also when it comes to business.

On Freenom, there are some risks which you must be prepared for.  So, what are the risks associated with using Freenom?

• Deleting of a domain name without any warning.

• With a Freenom domain, you have big risk to lose the domain if there is pretty well traffic on the domain and in return, the domain will be sold to online advertising networks who need a good domain name with better ranking and traffic.

• You may have a problem with URL forwarding.

• According to users' experiences, Freenom have unreliable customer care services

The Bigger Risk

• Using Freenom ccTLD and other free domain names from any other registrar make you unserious and unprofessional.

• Freenom is ranked 3933 out of 3945 web hosting companies in the world. So, they can't be generally trusted.

But, you can still go for Freenom if you can't afford a paid domain name, provided you can take and endure these risks.

If you are using Freenom or have used their services before, how will you describe your experience with them. Do you know of any other reliable free domain name registrar? 
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03/11/2017

The Ways To Build Your Business: Buy a URL

Building your business takes time. By the time I made enough money in my copywriting business to be able to consistently take over paying some of our household bills, I had been at it for three years. It’s not something that can be rushed. However, there are steps that you can take, early on, that will be of tremendous help later. Buying your domain is one of those. I know. I had a wordpress.com domain for a long time before I bought Working Mama Media.


Domain names are tricky. First, you have the issue of money. Not a lot of people want to shell out the money to pay for the name of their company as a URL when they’ve already gone through the painstaking process of naming the business to start with. Trying to find an acceptable URL can be like attempting to decide on a company name all over again. The URL you want might even be owned by someone else! How annoying would that be? Either way, having the forward thinking to go ahead and plan for and own a domain name for your small business can be worth the effort, especially down the road. One day, you might need your own domain name in a pinch but find that none of them are available. Going ahead and investing in a URL now can save you the hassle of being in this situation in the future. Here are a few more reasons to invest in a URL for your small business:

You will be in control. While you decide the content that you post on your website, it is still linked to the hosting site if you do not pay for your own URL. Any site that you use for your website or blog will have limitations. Whether it is the layout, page limit, or content, when you are thinking professionally, you will want to be in charge of every single aspect of your business. You should not be limited to what one site tells you that you can do. You want your business to be able to grow in the future, not stay stagnant.

You will influence search results. When people are searching for you and your company, odds are the first page of websites will have mixed results. You could get results for people, products, and even places that don’t have anything to do with your business. There could be some kind of word combination somewhere deep down in those web pages that make Google believe that they go together. Either way, if you invest in a URL, the first several search results should be to your website if you’ve done your SEO correctly. URL’s rank higher in Google and other search engine results than just website titles and content alone.

You will build credibility and your business’ reputation. Let’s face it. Owning a URL is cool. How many times have you Googled some obscure company you saw in passing and found their website just to fall instantly in love with it? First impressions are everything. And owning the URL to your site instead of letting it be hosted by someone else shows your dedication. Your business’ reputation will also improve upon owning your own URL.

You can add an email address tied to your company. This gives you a lot of credibilities. It makes you look like a professional, which, of course, further helps to build your reputation.

These benefits mean a lot for the future of your company. They can make or break the business you are receiving. Prices for domain names have cheapened over the past several years. It is now a small price to pay for having a reputable business. Consider investing in a URL for your small business. It just might help your sales.


This post was written by Julie Bradlie for mazinoweb.com. Julie is a freelance writer deeply engaged in studying education topics. She has experience in writing works for famous media and educational blogs. She has her own blog at Studymoose.com. She also helps students with writing essays and dissertations.
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02/11/2017

How WhoisGuard Masks Domain Name Owners Details

It is mandatory for domain owners to update their details such as email address, telephone number, and house address to their domain name data. And this data are stored in the Whois database. With a simple search using any whois lookup tool, anyone can find details of the owner of the domain name. And this makes your domain name vulnerable to spammers and hijackers.

WhoisGuard

So what is the way forward to secure that domain name? The best way to secure personal data from spammers or hijackers is to enable WhoisGuard.

What is WhoisGuard?

WhoisGuard is a service that places their information in public whois instead of your own at the time of registering your domain name. They provide an option to redirect email and regular mail to your real address.

This means that your personal data will be hidden from whois database, while those of WhoisGuard will be displayed publicly as yours. With this service, your email, phone number, and other details cannot be fetched by spammers or domain thieves.

WhoisGuard is useful if you don't want your details to display publicly. Yet, with WhoisGuard, it doesn't mean you can't receive emails from unknown people. Anyone can still send you an email but through a masked email. That is, if someone should contact WhoisGuard email, it will be forwarded to your hidden email address. But be rest assured that, such email would have been scrutinized for spam and other malicious threat.


How To Obtain WhoisGuard

You cannot obtain it directly from WhoisGuard website. It is an add-on service you can get from any of their partners during the process of domain name registration. Namecheap is a partner and provides it as an add-on service when you register your domain with them. This service is free for life for the domain name registration.



If privacy of your domain name is very important to you, then WhoisGuard is a must for you. Do note that your details can be revealed to the outside world if there is a dispute about your domain name. If you are not bothered about your domain name details available to the public, you can ignore obtaining WhoisGuard. 
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