Rats! It’s My Domain~

It’s been quite a week.

I decided— apparently, somewhat arrogantly —that I should have my own domain name. I own this blog, but thought how nice it would be for people to be able to access me by myname.com rather than myname.blogspot.com. I found out I could buy my very own domain name for $10 a year. Pretty cheap.

Why not?

So I purchased the domain name scmorgan.com. (There is a long story as to why I can’t have sarahmorgan.com that involves an Englishwoman who writes bodice rippers.) Once the domain was purchased, I went about changing my scmorgan.blogspot address over to scmorgan.com. I got a message “another blog is hosted at this address.” Well, unless I’m totally nuts, that’s me!

I tried and tried without success Others helped and ran into the same issue. Then I began pawing around inside my new domain and found the Host Records. This area looked really serious so I closed the door. I read blogs about the difficulty, which is apparently not a rare occurrence. http://www.nitecruzr.net has an entire blog dedicated to Blogger and Google domain issues. There I found long discussions on the dreaded ERROR 404 message as well as the one I was dealing with.

I asked power posters for help and got some assistance there. With instruction, I went back into the bowels of the beast–– The Host Records–– found my blogspot address and, holding my breath, deleted it. Then, according to instructions, waited two days for the servers of the world to recognize me, and tried again to have blogspot take my new address. Now it says: SERVER CANNOT BE FOUND.

So, I’m making headway of a sort I guess. But I have spent days on end twiddling with this irritating little task. Not writing my blog.

Not writing, period.

Published by SC Morgan

I grew up in Oregon and learned not everything is black and white. Now I live in the jungles of Costa Rica where the shades of gray cover the full spectrum. I shoot my mouth off on my blog, social media sites, and sometimes I get published. You can find my blog here: https://scmorgancom.wordpress.com/

4 thoughts on “Rats! It’s My Domain~

  1. I believe rat piss must be the same all over the world. Pat worked two days evicting a tenent packrat from his pickup. I hope yours have moved on.

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  2. I had to laugh at your post since I had the same reaction when I found out you were here! Actually, I own scmorgan.net and blog there about my work as a teacher and tech coordinator. But I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I looked at my Google Alerts for scmorgan last year and discovered another one-you! Glad to meet you!Susan

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  3. Hey, pal. You need to spruce this up (beginning with the AC and the smell) and send it off. CSM? Well, delete the expletives. Any place that might need an ex-pat’s POV. It’s good stuff.

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  4. At Gary’s suggestion, I have taken the second section of this entry down, deleting it from the Web. I’ll rewrite it with publishing it in mind. scmorgan– how funny we find each other here. I was going to send you and email but your blog doesn’t have an email address. Thanks for the visit and nice to know we share initials. ;-)Connie– As always, thanks for your comments. Yes, rats are something country folk know well. I suppose it’s why enclosed garages were invented.

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