In regards to purchasing a domain, there are a few terms to be familiar with.
Here are brief discriptions of each. Please feel free to contact me if you have more questions or need more clarification.

  • Domain Mapping
  • Domain Gripping or Domain Masking
  • Domain Forwarding

Domain Mapping

This is a Typepad feature.  While in tisIf you go to and then click on any post or any page….it will still say (for example) You will always see as “part” of the address in any post you visit.

Domain Gripping or Domain Masking

If you visit the blog, Linda is using masking. No matter what you click on in her site, it will say in the address bar. 

Domain Forward

This is when you type in a domain address like (not a real site!) and it simply directs you to (which is my Blogger account).  So, from then on you don’t see at all in the address bar at all. All posts will be something like It was just to “direct” you or “point” you to another address, such as your blog address.

Before purchasing a domain be sure to check their available features and make sure they have the one you want.   

Again, feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Hope this helps!

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