So I finally bought myself a personal domain. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and finally convinced myself to do (after 1am, of course).

Here’s a quick review of my Easter night:

  1. Decide I should try to register the domain for my oft-used alias “anrope”
  2. Become excited that it’s still available
  3. Get sidetracked for an hour considering going Peruvian (points if you get this). The Nuevo Sol is the currency of Peru, and it’s currency symbol is “S/.” (as opposed to our $), which means I almost spent 100 times more than I meant to. Whew.
  4. Spend another hour learning the “domain registration game”. Lots of nasty reading, Hacker News and this nice list ranking registrars by domains registered were easily the most helpful. I settled on, the 11th ranked US registrar. After grabbing a coupon from retailmenot, I finally bought my domain. I probably over-researched, but I do that a lot.
  5. Set up my new domain to use the same web hosting account as the Cobbossee Colony Golf Course website, which I maintain. I was happy with how easy it was to point at a subdirectory on the host. The more nerve-wracking part was reconfiguring to separate the two sites, without stepping on any SEO toes. I hope I did that right.
  6. Install a WordPress blog. As much as I usually prefer doing things myself, the SimpleScript setup of WordPress was seamless and super fast.

So, $8 and a few hours later, I’m now writing my first blog post on Feels good.

Almost 5am, but time for another post!

2 thoughts on “blog.init()”

  1. TL;DR

    Jk. Good idea man, I often find myself wondering about the same kinds of issues but never writing them down. Props for documentation.

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