So I noticed this morning that my blog link got redirected to http://spice-n-ice.blogspot.in/ from http://spice-n-ice.blogspot.com
Is Google setting up a country specific domain? I thought so! but NO. A blog setup in US will still have '.in' suffixed if you try to access it from here. So what Google is doing is dynamically changing the domains depending from where you are accessing. So my blog link will ave a .fm if accessed from Micronesia.
Lol! I am in a fantasy land to be dreaming of my blog being accessed from Micronesia. So anyway what does this mean to us? What does this mean to you and me?
1. You really do NOT own this space. Anything can happen. One fine day you try access your blog; Whhhooooshhh! It may not be there. Remember reading "Terms and Conditions" (oh! when did we ever read them?) And this might just happen even without a simple Apology.
2. Your SEO ratings; if you care for them. I know there are suckers for ratings and page hits. You can use this to your advantage to make your site pop up at every odd chance and improve your rankings.
3. Your identity - No lunch is free lunch. You are entitled to honor the changes no matter what. Remember Facebook's decision to scrap the feature of linking your blogs to Notes?
So I am contemplating to get a custom domain...hmm..but I need to take my blogging seriously.. Hmmmm........