It’s official – FINALLY!

My blog is now, officially found at http://bigbenford.co.uk. I think I have to resign to the fact that I’ve lost bigbenford.com forever. :(. But fear not, I’m tapping into my British roots and have this new URL all set up and for quite an inexpensive total price. Right around $35, if my estimating maths is correct. My dad always says maths so tapping into my British roots with this new URL, I’m going with the “s”.

The picture at the top of the blog is a picture of a squash flower I had growing in my backyard this summer. No, not in my garden but in my compost, actually. The squash that came from the plant was delicious, too! And I can honestly say it was undoubtedly organic.

The last thing I have to wait for in this technological process is for my DNS record to reset itself so I can start getting my email on my computer again. I guess I can give a quick outline of what I had to do to make all this happen. In list form, it seems quite simple but it takes a bit of reading instructions, following instructions and then waiting for such instructions to “take”.

  • My actual blog is hosted at wordpress.com.
  • My domain name is registered at ipower.com.
  • I first pointed my domain to my blog via ipower’s website.
  • I then purchased an upgrade at WordPress.com to be able to map my domain name to my blog on their server. Part of that included resetting my nameserver at ipower to wordpress. That takes a few hours to take effect, btw.
  • I then had to customize my DNS record in my wordpress account so it points my email back to ipower’s servers. That’s what I’m waiting on now to take effect…and it just did.
  • By the way, all the information I’m sharing with you is public information so anyone wondering if I’ve said too much, don’t worry. If you have a blog or website, all this information about you can be looked up at whois.net. Domain/web hosting companies don’t necessarily “like” when you change your nameservers and DNS records. They want to host everything. But ipower’s tech support chat folks have the information I need and are willing to answer my questions so I’m very fortunate. Go Daddy’s folks would have charged me an arm and a leg to give me any information then they would have given me wrong information. (yes, I’m still bitter).

    So that’s it! I’m all set and ready to blog again. I have recently, too. Go check it out.
    Love you, mean it!
    ~C

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