Yes. Finally I did it. I own the site www.archanaonline.com now. I own a domain. This fulfills the dream I had from long ago. From 2005. It was when I started blogging.
I have written about the journey of this blog which provides an insight for the first time visitor.I remember the time, I played with HTML, Microsoft FrontPage etc to create a first HTML page. I checked on creating phpBB, Invision Boards forums too, I checked out options like blogger, webhosts, CMS software like Drupal and Mambo so that I could make a brand on my own. People were busy posting tech posts and galloping forward and I was too shy. Maybe, in those times, I have been so old fashioned that I was reluctant to plunge into the internet world, by investing money to buy hosting or domain and all or to market myself. And now, it took me almost 3 years to step forward.
It was JohnTP‘s introduction page which gave me the final push I needed. I clicked the Web1 solutions (hosted by Deep)immediately and thought of applying hosting. But then, I was not having any problem with the current hosting (with Sreejith) too. So I moved to the domain checking page. I have been there innumerous times, checking different combination of my names again and again. And to my surprise, one of them was available.
I am happy now. This beginning feels like an awakening. The traffic is growing and I feel kinda responsible for their visits. I believe people who visit a website, arrive there for some purpose, seeking information. I know I need to go far, and that lot of work is pending from my side in creating good content. The land at horizon is beckoning…
PS: Special word of thanks to Sreejith, the Sr-ultimate.com genius who helped me setting up all the backend works! Cheers!!! 😀
Now your website name matches your twitter handle .
hey!! this is great!! jhakas 🙂
nice domain name 🙂
Congrats on the move 🙂
is the domain rent is free ??
just a little bit of cluttered ads but it tolerable.
Now that you have showed you can do it, i also should start bugging myself to restart my blog 😛
I was wondering where this lady has gone after marriage.
take care and keep blogging.
@Arun: yeah.. 😀 i never thought of it actually, since “archana” was not available, added an “online” to it, thats all..
@Grace @Kidakaka @Ben: Thank you… 🙂
@JM: i don’t think you can get domain name with .com free anywhere… is there??? 😉
@med doc: ads are cluttering kya??? trying out few things ya… 🙂 hopefully will learn more in the coming time. thanks!!! and u better restart your blog… 😐
Hey great. I too just registered for a domain name with web1.in
by the when exactly does the domain name becomes active!!!
and how do you make your domain point to the current domain?
@Rakesh: er.. it was a huge task.. rather I still not sure, how I did it, cos, it was Sreejith who did that, not me… 😐 But yeah, it did take few hours, one whole day almost, for it to be active.
Congrats Archana.. 🙂
@jeba: Thankyou. 🙂