RANDOM RANT: Incompetent DIY Website Builder

The headline refers to yours truly.

When it comes to web design and web hosting, I know just enough to be dangerous! I’m in the process of redesigning my website. I thought it would be simple — silly me. I own two domain names: LLLeibow.com and LisaLipkindLeibow.com. I used GoDaddy Website Builder to build a new site hosted on the longer of the two names, with plans to leave up the old site on the shorter name until after the new one was complete. MY GOAL: have users type in the shorter web address to reach me. MY FIRST PROBLEM: when I set up forwarding of the LLLeibow.com domain to the LisaLipkindLeibow.com domain where my new website lived, I lost the ability to reach this blog! MY SECOND PROBLEM: Apparently, I don’t understand the difference between a domain forwarding and a hosting redirect. MY THIRD (AND ULTIMATE) PROBLEM: I tried to wing it and I made the problem worse.

To make a long story short, I’m going to try one more fix on my own. But if I can’t figure it out, I’ll be calling a professional!

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