Here are the directions for how to transfer your domain to Google Domains. Your website host and your domain registrar should be separate. After you have read the instructions about how to transfer your domain to a new registrar and have prepared your domain for transfer, you’re ready to actually make the move! …
Before you can transfer a domain IN to a new host or registrar, you have to prepare you domain to transfer OUT of your old host or registrar.
Here is an overview of what you need to know how to do at your old registrar:
- Unlock the domain
- Suspended privacy
- Make sure the contact information is up to date and includes an email address that you have access to and can read the emails sent to you.
- If you are only changing domain registrars (not website hosts) you don’t need to do anything to nameservers. But just in case, write down your current nameservers.
- Copy your EPP/Authorization code that you’ll need for your new registrar.
- Eventually, you may need to approve the transfer here at your old registrar.
If your domain is registered with your host, you need to transfer your domain name to another registrar. It’s best best practice for your domain registrar and host to be separate. My domain names are currently registered with my old website host; my current website host is both my host and my domain registrar. So I’m going to be transferring my domain name from a web host to a new domain registrar. I have decided to transfer my domains to Google Domains. Google Domains is a domain registrar; it is not a website host.
Before you transfer your domain name to a new registrar or host – just like reading a recipe all the way through before you start baking the cookies – it’s a good idea to read all the directions from start to finish! Also, just as it’s not a good idea to mix up a triple batch of cookies when you’v never baked cookies before, if you have more than one domain, transfer just one domain to start with, to make sure you do everything right….
Most bloggers follow the common advice and use their free domain name when they choose their website host. Once you’ve realized that your domain registrar and website host need to be separate, you might have some questions about moving your domain name to a new domain registrar. How do you transfer domain registration?…
If you want to have a website with your own domain name, you’ll need to “buy” the domain – register it for a year or more. How do you find the best domain registrar?
How do you choose the best domain registrar?
Because I wanted to have separate domain registrars and website hosts, I wanted to move my domains to a new domain registrar. But when I started looking for instructions for how to move them, I found that all the help articles come from domain registrars or hosting companies themselves, and their instructions are specific to them. In addition, I had trouble finding good information about what to look for in a domain registrar.
In my last post, I discussed why you want your domain registrar to be different from my web host.
After researching domain registrars I finally decided on Google Domains. In this post, I’ll go over why I chose them.…
Just after my domains auto-renewed last year – at DOUBLE their original rate – I started coming across information about all the reasons it’s a good idea to have your domain registration with a different company than your website host. I’ve wanted to move my domain registration ever since.
Wait a minute, you might be thinking. I got my domain (for free) when I started my website. What do you mean there’s two of these things? Isn’t my host my domain registrar the same thing? How could I have two of them? And just what is the difference between domain registration and website hosting?…
For some reason, Twitter did not make putting in a header photos easy. Twitter tells you that the correct Twitter header size is 1500 x 500 pixels. But, when you upload an image that size, Twitter still automatically enlarges it, cuts off the edges, and decreases the quality. A triple whammy! I think it has something to do with trying to make the header optimize for different devises.
I did some research* and came up with 5 easy ways to Optimize your Twitter Header Image and I used these five tips to you step-by-step how to convert your Facebook Cover Photo into a Twitter Header Image.
If you’re still not happy with the quality, I have more more quick tip, short of starting everything over with much bigger images.
It can be tricky to pick a domain name for a lifestyle blog. I like the terms “lifestyle blog” or “mommy blog” because the topics can be so broad on them, which is what has turned out to happen here in my little corner of the internet. But in some ways, that seems to make coming up with a domain name and buying a URL more difficult.
But before I get into all that, maybe your wondering – Exactly what is a domain name? And if you look on the internet (like I did), it will become clear to you that all of the definitions were written by software engineers who knew exactly what they were talking about. But after you read their three paragraph definition you’ll still have no clue what they were talking about. Which is kind of the point, that someone who doesn’t understand it understands. But it’s hard for them to get back to our level.
Here’s a simple way to define domain name….