Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DOMAIN: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

Fu fu fu :3 Welcome to pandaphilia.com! Hehe I became infatuated with the concept of having my own website without the .blogspot (that I frequently mis-type into .blogpost haha) a few months ago, but hesitated at purchasing a domain because there are all sorts of ways a tech-deficient ditz like me can mess things up. Funny how I think $10 can be a little much to toss to Google for 365 days of hosting when I consider that a good deal on a piece of clothing that I will maybe wear 5 times the entire year. However, the perfect opportunity came knocking on my door that I could not refuse!

My sweet boyfriend called me today to tell me that GoDaddy.com was offering 1-year domain hosting for only 99 cents. That is a crazy deal! I thought ... McDonald's cheeseburger or blog hosting, McDonald's cheeseburger or blog hosting? Haha just kidding xD  (McD's makes me pretty sick every time and is the epitome of American obesity problem causers). Turns out, with all the fees and some fancy footwork avoiding all the unnecessary offers and ads, I gladly parted with $1.17 USD and now am the proud owner of my own .com! Of course I am exactly the same Angie as always with my crazy outfit posts and picspam reviews and ramblings. This was a good dollar spent.

In case you're wondering, the coupon code is SCHOOL99 (good til 8/31 or first 7500 registrations)

I had to use countless tutorials and ask my boyfriend every 5 seconds what to do - the main confusers were DNS settings (couldn't get pandaphilia.com to be the same as www.pandaphilia.com), domain forwarding, and simply the maze of a registration process at GoDaddy. If I didn't have this awesome coupon deal, I think I would have simply given up and registered through Google.

All in all, I'm ready to blog with this sparkly new .com! I want to revamp the layout a bit sometime and reorganize the left sidebar. I took outfit pictures earlier today outside in the blazing heat but haven't edited them yet. I was racing the setting sun again but most pictures turned out pretty well. I can't wait to show you later! ; ) Please tell me if there are weird things happening (subscriptions, bookmarks, dashboard, etc) because of this switch from .blogspot to .com. Have a brilliant Tuesday, lovelies!

19 comments:

KittyBonkers August 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM   said...

Ooooo congratulations on sparkly new .com status!! Now I wish I had money to get myself one!! I do not even have £1 haha! McDonalds make me sick too, so I only drink the milkshakes which don't! I never eat their food any more. And you are lucky that you managed to set it up with only a bit of help I probably would of got my boyfie to do it all!

And facebook sabotaging is fun hehehe!! I try to take many pictures as I am none to good with writing blogs!!
And A/W is Autumn/Winter, maybe you know it as F/W Fall/Winter? And I need a matt lipgloss! *searches internet*

Kitty x

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous August 24, 2010 at 9:46 AM   said...

Congrats on getting your .com :). I'm going to stay away from that for now--or maybe ever heh. I don't want to mess with html, period. Perhaps one day you can do a basic tutorial!

Winnie* August 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM   said...

Aw congrats on your .com! that's a really good deal. I am going to look into it. Can't wait for the new changes and posts :)!

Jessica August 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM   said...

Congrats with your domain..
*YEY ~ then throws Angie up*
hahaha that scenario just popped inside my crazy mind haha

Ping August 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM   said...

congrats on your domain...i thought about getting my own too, but i thought i don't know if im going to blog for a long time to make it worth my while...ahha i know its only $10 (the last time i checked) !! lol i'm cheap when it comes to certain stuff...

but its so awesome you got for $1.17...go-daddy rocks!!

Pop Champagne August 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM   said...

wow damn I just got hosting for $9 a few months ago at godaddy lol!

stylepint August 24, 2010 at 5:35 PM   said...

That's great to hear! I'm still thinking if it's worth my time to make mine a .com too. Just wondering, how long did it take you set it all up?

☆★ shirley August 24, 2010 at 6:21 PM   said...

Oooh congratz, it's a milestone =D
I envy your productivity lol... I'm falling out of blogging ><

Steve August 24, 2010 at 6:32 PM   said...

Ahahaha, very nice. Congrats on your own web domain. :)

Libby August 24, 2010 at 6:43 PM   said...

Thats awesome! I doubt I would ever be able to bite the bullet and do that ^^

Haha and I have to side with you on the McD's thing...they make me so nauseous! TT_TT

Ken August 24, 2010 at 8:13 PM   said...

yay u have a domain! great that pandaphilia wasnt taken and not a porn site

Mary August 24, 2010 at 8:56 PM   said...

yay! congrats girl! i know i could not justify getting a domain either..so we shall see.! can't wait for the new web look!

cocoabee August 24, 2010 at 10:27 PM   said...

haha i heard hong kong has some great nightmarkets too! & wow congrats on the domain name! 99 cents is really a good deal ;D

PetiteXXS August 24, 2010 at 10:49 PM   said...

Congrats on the new official domain!! I think I paid a little more for mine for private registration. I remember it was kind of confusing to set up too, but glad you had the BF to help figure it out!

Dolce♥Bunny August 24, 2010 at 11:04 PM   said...

congrats on your new domain! Yay!!

And to your comment, actually leaving it on for 15~20 min is enough. But I just personally like to leave it on for 30min :)

☆rabbito-bonbon☆ August 25, 2010 at 1:30 AM   said...

Congratulations for your
new .com domain!! o(^-^)o

I want a new domain too (;A;)
But I'm broke now....

I'm always BROKE lol XDXD

FASHION ICE August 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM   said...

you are too cute. i love this outfit and the hat is great! come follow me xoxo

Anonymous December 19, 2010 at 10:42 PM   said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Anonymous December 23, 2010 at 11:19 PM   said...

found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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