There’s nothing like success to make your day

I’ve got this blog up and running on my new url!

I’m not all that happy with my current business name: DW Summers and Company. It’s hard to say, long and time consuming to write on checks, and doesn’t really say much about what I do. All in all, it’s kind of boring. So I’ve come up with an alternative that I’m working on: Donsca Communications. The last part may change, but the rest stands for Don S(ummers) Ca(nada). And that’s me.

So I registered the url a few weeks ago. Not really sure what to do with it, but for a start, I thought I’d map it to this blog.

That was the start of the adventure.

I know nothing about setting up a dns server, so it was off to the web for research. Oops, all gobbledygook to me, so I just browsed through some overview articles supplied by Typepad and a couple of other sites.

Wait, it didn’t actually sound that hard to make a cname change. I went to my registrar, clicked past the warnings about messing with your dns, and got to to the first screen. It asked one question that had to be answered before moving on, “what region is this for?” Well, I had no clue. It could have been anything, so I backed up and gave up on that route.

Just the other day I ran into a free dns server and thought I’d give it a try. I entered the url, chose to add a value, entered my Typepad information in the cname field, and left it to do its work after pointing to the site from my registrar.

Two hours later, I was able to confirm the change through a dns search. Not bad, considering Typepad suggested that it might take up to 48 hours. Anyway, I finished the mapping changes at Typepad and before I knew it, this blog had the new url, all the links seemed to work, and all was well.

The name of the blog hasn’t changed. It’s still DWS@Large: Building a life and building a business, one day at a time. That’s what I’m up to these days, and who knows where it will lead. This is just one more step.


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