I have been reading up on blogs daily, Dear Bloggites, to get some insight on writing and writing styles and just because I love to read. I came across a wonderful blog by Jenny In Neverland about When Your Blog is Getting Too Big for It’s Boots: Getting a New Domain* about, you guessed it, expanding your blog into an actual domain. Now, I already own my domain goofycorino.com that I purchased through Word Press so my blog UberGoofy World of P has an actual domain name. This blog post, among many other good tidbits, made me think I need to just go ahead and transfer my ownership from Word Press to GoDaddy because GoDaddy already hosts two other sites I own.
Today was the day that I decided to get this transfer taken care of for two reasons: 1. I do plan on expanding my blog into other areas and want the freedom of the domain to create it into the image I see in my head and 2. I am CDO (the proper order of OCD) and do not like having my domains owned between two different providers. So the transfer of hosting ownership from Word Press to GoDaddy took place and man ‘o man was it a race between providers for me.
I have to purchase the domain transfer through GoDaddy then I have to get authorization from Word Press to transfer said domain after GoDaddy verified I do indeed own goofycorino.com with Word Press. Then, after all this is verified in the ether-world of the internet communication highway, I had to wait for an email from GoDaddy to authorize the transfer.
This authorization confused me some because I thought I was very clear when I PURCHASED the transfer that I was authorizing it to get moved. So I wait for the email. I get an email telling me that the email is invalid (tech put in the wrong email address) and I had to go update the email address before the transfer could take place. So I go back to GoDaddy and update the transfer all the while the site is informing me the transfer is paused. After the back and forth on the authorization, I then had to go to Word Press and make my site public for GoDaddy to get the domain information.
Back to Word Press I go, click the icon to make me public (“Yes, indeed, Word Press, I want my information to go public.”) and then I had to wait for my email from Word Press confirming I did truly want my information public. Once that email was acquired, I toggled back to GoDaddy (yes, I got smart after opening and closing then opening then closing my browser windows up until this point), checked my domain transfer name, requested they resend the authorization code to the correct email address, and guess what? Yep, you got it! I waited for another email.
BINGO, BANGO, BONGO the email arrives with the authorization code. I go back to GoDaddy and input the information all excited that this transfer is taking place. GoDaddy says, “Thank you. Your changes may take up to 15-minutes to complete.” No problem-O, GoDaddy. I can wait.
I receive three more emails after this. Two from GoDaddy: terms and agreements email & a verification that my transfer is under way; The third email is from Word Press which informs me that a transfer has been authorized for my goofycorino.com and it can take up to 5 – 7 days to complete….WHAT!!!!!???
After all this time (not too long, but long enough) I now have to wait for the email telling me that the transfer has been completed so I can go in and link the blog to GoDaddy’s hosting.
Know what I am going to do for the next 5 – 7 days, Dear Bloggites? I am going to wonder if my goofycorino.com site will go dark and my blog will be hard to view…gotta love progress!!!