So that’s it! Name changed!

It took me forever to decide on a cute font for the new banner and button but I’m really happy with the results.

One thing though, I’ve let my friends convince me to change the URL. So today I bought but the process of switching everything over right now is pretty daunting. For now it will remain at but I will continue to investigate my options for the switch over.

Any advice for doing that? My skillz are more in web design and page creation. The server-side stuff is not my forte… YET. I really want to learn all of that stuff and I guess this will be the best way.

Eventually I would like to do away with and just stick with and I told my hosting guys that I wanted to switch over to and have an automatic redirect from This is what they emailed me back as my options:

1) You can park “” on top of “”, but if you open “”, you will see “” in the address bar, if you open, you will see “”. it is not a redirect, we call it “parked domain”. Example – (parked on top of
2) You can add as an add-on domain and install your scripts/content under this new add-on account and setup a redirect from to
3) You can request to create a NEW account for, so this domain will be main one, but you will need to install your scripts and move databases/content from old account. Then will be canceled and you can park on top of

What to do? The “install your scripts/content” and “move databases/content” scare me a bit. Maybe I just need someone to sit down and explain it to me step-by-step. That’s how I learn.

Anyone know what I need to do?

Oy vey… what have I gotten myself into…


0 comments on Freckles & Purls

  1. Carrie
    November 29, 2005 at 10:30 pm (19 years ago)

    I love the new blog name!!!

  2. RCPL Knitter
    November 30, 2005 at 12:57 pm (19 years ago)

    I think what you want is option two – basically, (I think) you’d just re-create everything under the new url, the same way you did originally and then re-direct from the old url. I like the new name, too.
    As for a Columbia SnB, What about investigating Starbucks as a location? I read somewhere that some other group somewhere does that so perhaps it’s allowed or they don’t care. The 5 Points Starbucks is kind of centrally located….? Not the best solution, perhaps, but a possibility.


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