michaelmurfy:jofizz: I bought my domains from Hosting Direct (service has been fine, nothing bad to report).
Just configure the DNS settings to point to blogger hosted blog, is fairly straightforward.
I am using Google Apps for email address, so I have email addresses like email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org etc. Using Apps is easy and just like gmail.
Whatever provider you use, make sure you can actually generate a UDAI - We all remember Jethost right? One of my mates had massive issues with trying to get a UDAI to transfer out since most of their services were b0rked + they also escaped providing phone support.
Hosting Direct "resell" from another Domain Provider who just recently was under attack by a group of Hackers, or Script Kiddies - If they go down for any reason and you want to get out, there's the UDAI issues.
Going with a actual "Domain Provider" ensures you are free to change at any time, plus your domain is less likely to get "lost" like quite a few supplied by Jethost who were also a "Domain Reseller" and not a real Domain Host. Going with a Domain Reseller like Hosting Direct is just asking for trouble in the future.
I have no issue with paying that bit extra to have my Domain Hosted by somebody that actually knows what they are doing, who can actually supply support I trust. Like anything, you get what you pay for.
UDAI? What's that?
Also, I hadn't considered that I'd need to "get out" at any time. Get out of what? I assumed that registering the domain name was simply paying for the rights to use that specific address. I know that registering is usually on an annual basis, but I figured you could register it with whoever you wanted, provided they were a Domain Registrar?