The thing is, buying domain names can be an expensive undertaking. I bought the domain for this blog, but I wasn't willing to shell out money for a domain that might not even be used much by the person I would give it to. That is why I searched for free domain names. I acquired a few and mapped them to the websites I set up. I also reserved some to be used for future projects.
This past week, I received a few messages from the free registrar.
It turns out that if you don't use the domains immediately, they can and will be cancelled. Caveat emptor. I lost a few and had to set up temporary websites for the ones that were left.
Now I have three new websites:
- my nameplate site (A nameplate site is like an online business card.)
- a bucket list
- a blog that I will use for Project 365 (a photo a day for an entire year).
If you would like to recommend a free web host that lets you customize the HTML code and map domains for free, please let me know.
Why, you may I ask, am I setting up new blogs when I can barely handle this one? I enjoy the learning process, and I love tinkering. Then again, perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment, ha ha.