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How to Setup your Blog's Domain Name for $5 Cheap with Namesilo


If you read my recently updated 'About' page, you would know that a few years ago, I had an active blog on Tumblr. At the time, I was growing my followers, and a fellow blogger offered me a domain name for $5. With the little money I had on Paypal, I immediately grabbed the offer and got myself a .info domain for a year.


Recently, I'd been thinking about getting a domain for this blog but didn't exactly know how. Godaddy and Namecheap are pretty popular, but I was looking for a cheaper option. After all, I don't really need the hosting they're offering, and I'm only interested in the domain name alone. Good thing, I found out about Namesilo, a domain registrar offering solely a domain name for your site.

Namesilo is cheap compared to anything else. Their standard pricing for a .com domain with free privacy is $8.99/year but they're on sale for $5.99. However, you can get it for a more discounted price of $4.99 if you just follow the steps below.

PURCHASING YOUR DOMAIN NAME




TYPE YOUR PREFERRED DOMAIN NAME on the search box then click search. You can do multiple domain search at once if you prefer. This is to check the availability of the domain name you want to use.

CHOOSE WHICH DOMAIN EXTENSION you would like to use. You can use the following extensions listed. Notice that there are cheaper ones than the .com extension such as the .info so it's totally up to you which one you'd like to use, but for many reasons, I suggest you use a .com domain name.



APPLY COUPON CODE "lykachiang" then setup configuration settings according to your preference. The coupon code will allow you to get a $1 discount from your purchase. After clicking continue, you will be asked to fill up a form. Just input your information then it's all good.


SELECT BILLING OPTION. You can use one of the following billing options below. If you're from the Philippines and have no access to any of these, please leave a comment below together with your email address so I can contact you directly and help.


LINKING YOUR DOMAIN NAME TO YOUR BLOGGER ACCOUNT

Now that you're all set, you may then link your custom domain name to your blogger account. How? Just follow the steps below.

GO TO YOUR BLOGGER SETTINGS > PUBLISHING then type in your domain name. At first, you would get an error that says "We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain."



GO TO YOUR NAMESILO ACCOUNT. Click Manage My Domain > Manage DNS for this domain (the globe icon). Once on the page, add CNAME and A values. The CNAME is to verify the domain on your blogger account, while the A values are needed so that your site won't give an error when you add WWW to the URL.

For CNAME value, refer to the one indicated on your Blogger account. As you can see on the photo of my Blogger settings, it says there to input 73iweqbwxqzp as host and gv-jgveoz3uylub5.dv.googlehosted.com as the target.


For A values, what you would want to do is type in the ff. addresses to the IPV4 Address.


  1. 216.239.32.21
  2. 216.239.34.21
  3. 216.239.36.21
  4. 216.239.38.21


GO BACK TO YOUR BLOGGER SETTINGS, then tick on the box that says "Redirect domain.com to www.domain.com"


After that, you're all set! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Good luck! :)

42 comments :

  1. Thanks for educating me about Namesilo! I had never heard of that site/service. I'll keep it in mind for renewal.

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  2. Ah Yes! Great for people starting a new blog. Thanks for the info!

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  3. I had never heard of that site. Its really affordable and i will recommend to my friends who are looking for domain registration.

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  4. I am clueless that had anything to do with blogging and I am still suprise that I have blog running! What a great deal at Namesilo, 5$ is not much! My cup of coffee is even more expensiv!

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  5. Wow that is so cheap!! I've already got mine sorted but this really is such a bargain and I will recommend it to others!

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  6. It is always good to hear what options are available out there. Thanks for the step by step procedure for how to go about it.

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  7. Good to know options for domain names for sure. we ll need many alternates and Namesilo was a new to me. Thanks, I got to know an alternative:)

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  8. Oh this is super cheap option for domain name in $5. Namesilo is very new name to me and I would look more into this.

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  9. I wish I've read blogs like this when I started in 2009! I was completely clueless back then.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  10. This is such a helpful post for those looking for a cheap domain name - such a good price!

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  11. Thank you for sharing! I am looking for a domain and I might do this myself! Very detailed!

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  12. What a wonderful post for those just getting started! I remember when I was figuring out how to buy and configure my domain name. It wasn't always intuitive and your post would have come in very handy! x

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  13. Such a wonderful post with all the information to setup a blog in utmost detail. This would have come in really handy when I was setting up my blog, but I'm sure there are new bloggers coming up everyday so I can totally feel this to be of help for so many budding bloggers.

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  14. I am always thinking of buying at Godaddy but hesitant cause of their price. It will now become Php49 if you'll purchase the domain name for 2 years (2nd year will be Php700++). But this one is so cheap! That I can even buy 2 names that I want! :D Thanks for sharing! Might try this one soon! :D

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  15. Nice informations, thank you...
    Follow for follow?
    xoxo

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  16. This takes me back to the time before I was self hosting and thinking about what I needed to do to grow my blog and what were my next steps. I wish I could have had this back then. It would have been so useful.

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  17. I have to be honest and say I've never heard of this site before. It seems really affordable though. I'll have to recommend it to some of my blogging friends who are looking for domain registration :)

    Louise x

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