Just like any egomanical blogger, when I first started this blog back in 2005 I religiously checked to see if my domain was available. And it never was! Some Russian chick in New Jersey just sat on it for years. Never did anything with it, either. It was very frustrating. At least if I'd seen a porn site pop up I'd know it was being put to some use. I figured it would have to be porn, right, because the majority of people still come to my site looking for "weird girls doing…" fill in the blank. I even got suckered into paid for a service for awhile to scoop up my chosen domain name if it ever became available. And it still didn't! Eventually, I stopped checking as often. Apathy grew. I got lazy. I forgot. Etc.
But Jay at Writer on Fire recently wrote a blog post that reminded me that I hadn't checked on my Russian squatter in quite a long time. Guess what? www.theweirdgirl.com is FINALLY available! Woo hoo!
Now I just have to figure out how to map it / confgure the CNAME / set the nameserver. Or something like that.
I am so very very confused.
I think I did it right, maybe, according to screen shot tutorials that were made before the current software release, but I have to wait 1-2 days before I can activate it(?), after it resolves(?). Will a bell ping or something to tell me it's done all that? Is there some testing I can perform before I test it on my site? No, I don't want to talk to your forum. I want a help technician to look at it and tell me if it's right.
Because for someone who knows what they're doing that'll take a second.
A forum full of people like me? Ugh.