Of course it is very nice to have your own free Coolname.BikeTravellers.com blog, but maybe you already had a shorter or more descriptive domain name, like http://WorldOnaBike.com.

Good news! We have enabled the possibility to add your own domain now.

This means you can still register a free blog, like coolname.biketravellers.com but the URL (the part you see in the address bar of your browser) could be coolname.com or any other domain you would like to use (so you can loose the nice but interesting ‘biketravellers’ part).

Harry uses free WiFi to update his blog WorldOnaBike.com, from Alaska to Ushuaia on a bicycle.

Harry uses free WiFi to update his blog WorldOnaBike.com, from Alaska to Ushuaia on a bicycle.

The example above (http://WorldOnaBike.com), works like that: the original blog address was http://harry.biketravellers.com, but WorldOnaBike.com was easier to share and to remember! Note that the original address still works, it will redirect automatically, so you do not have to worry if your old address is already ‘out there’.

There are a few things you need to do in order to use this service:

  1. Of course, first register a free blog, like coolname.biketravellers.com
  2. Register any domain at any of the main registrars, for example from Dotster.com or GoDaddy.com or Networksolutions.com in the USA or 123-reg – the UK’s No. 1.. This can be any .com. net .nl or whatever domain.
  3. Once your registration is approved, you need to use the Registrars tools/services or support to change the Nameservers: make them NS1.WIREDTREE.COM & NS2.WIREDTREE.COM. This way all the name servers in the world will know that your domain ‘lives’ on our servers. Note that it might take anything from a few minutes to a few days for Nameservers to get updated.
  4. Tell us which domain you want to use, and on which blog (you can have more than 1 free blog) and we will add it on our side.

This service will be free until further notice, even though it needs some work from us. We might charge a small fee for it later, but only for new domains added after we announce the costs.

Note that you will support BikeTravellers.com if you buy your Domain through these links: from Dotster.com or “World’s Largest Registrar” – GoDaddy.com or Networksolutions.com in the USA or 123-reg – the UK’s No. 1., which will help us to keep it free :)

Enjoy your new blog!