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Google's Domain Registration Service Now Open to All US Residents

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Everyone knows the importance of a Custom Domain. Its is the first powerful step for a website. We already know many domain registrars like GoDaddy, Askforhost, Hostgator and Bigrock. But now Google is officially a domain registrar only in U.S.
Google's Domain Registration Service Now Open to All US Residents
This service was first launched in June 2014 and the service was only available to people through invite but now Google Domain Registration Service is Open to all U.S Residents.

Like all other domain registrars, Google domain registration starts at $12/Year. The service includes a domain name as well as extras like:

  • Private Registration
  • Email Forwarding
  • Support for up to 100 sub-domains 
  • Domain/URL Forwarding
  • Integration with Website Builder Services

Domain registration starts at only $12. Google has also added support for Blogger, making it easy for Blogger users to link up their blog with a new domain name. The service supports for over 60 domain extensions. You can also take advantage of integrated services through Google partners such as Wix and Weebly by paying additional fees.

This service is now open to all U.S residents. The company is planning to start this service in other countries but there's no timetable given. Those outside the U.S have the option to sign up to a mailing list in order to be notified when the service will be available in their country.

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How to Stop Blogger Country Specific Redirection

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Blogger uses Country specific domain redirection that changes your blog URL according to your visitor country. For example, if your blog address is yourblog.blogspot.com and someone is visiting your blog from canada, he will be redirected to yourblog.blogspot.ca instead of yourblog.blogspot.com and if someone is visiting your blog from Italy then he will be redirected to yourblog.blogspot.it.
How to Stop Blogger Country Specific Redirection
Why you Should Stop Blogger Country Specific Redirection? The answer is simple, it will effect your alexa ranking and your pagerank too, due to different URL's. This redirection is called Country Specific Redirection or "country-code Top Level Domain" (ccTLD). The blogs with custom domains are not affected by this method. About 20 countries are affected by this redirection. Today in this tutorial we'll show you that How to Stop Blogger Country Specific Redirection.

How to Stop Blogger Country Specific Redirection

First for foremost go to Blogger.com and Log in to your account. Select a Blog >> Template >> Edit HTML and search for the <head> tag. Now copy(Ctrl + C) the following piece of code and paste(Ctrl + V) it just below/after <head> tag.

<script type='text/javascript'>
      var blog = document.location.hostname;
      var slug = document.location.pathname;
      var ctld = blog.substr(blog.lastIndexOf("."));
      if (ctld != ".com") {
        var ncr = "http://" + blog.substr(0, blog.indexOf("."));
        ncr += ".blogspot.com/ncr" + slug;
        window.location.replace(ncr);
      }
    </script>

Hit the Save Template button and you're done.

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