Do you know that you can now buy and manage your custom domain handles directly from the Bluesky App? Yes, it's true, and here's everything you need to know about this new Bluesky's custom domain handle purchase and management feature.
The innovative social media platform, Bluesky has unveiled an exciting new feature that allows users to effortlessly purchase and manage domains directly through their platform. This in-app domain purchase feature was launched by the Bluesky Team, some days after a proposal to use hashtags on the platform was released.
This groundbreaking development enables users to set a custom domain as their Bluesky handle, among other functionalities, revolutionizing the way individuals manage their digital presence.
However, Bluesky has partnered with Namecheap, a renowned domain name registrar, to streamline the process. You can now select your domain name and link it to your Bluesky account in less than a minute.
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With a history spanning over 22 years, Namecheap has established itself as a trustworthy and affordable provider of domain services, making them an ideal partner for Bluesky's mission to offer users greater choice in managing their online presence.
This new feature brings numerous benefits to Bluesky users:
1. Custom Bluesky handle: Users can effortlessly set their new domain as their username on Bluesky, providing a unique and personalized online identity with just a few clicks.
2. Easy domain purchasing: The process of acquiring a domain has been simplified. Users can enter their desired domain name and browse through the available options, making it convenient to purchase the domain that best suits their needs.
3. Enhanced privacy: Bluesky goes the extra mile to protect user privacy. Acting as a domain registrar agent, Bluesky refrains from registering personal information with the WHOIS directory, a searchable database containing domain ownership details. This additional layer of privacy ensures that users' information remains safeguarded.
4. Convenient domain management: Bluesky provides a centralized platform for users to manage their domain settings and configurations. This feature eliminates the need to navigate multiple portals, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.
5. Email forwarding: Users can easily set up email forwarding for their domain, allowing emails sent to their domain to be conveniently redirected to an email address of their choice.
6. URL forwarding: Users have the option to redirect their domain to their Bluesky profile or any other URL they prefer, offering flexibility and control over their online presence.
One noteworthy aspect is that purchasing a domain through Bluesky does not result in being locked in. Users retain the freedom to transfer their domain elsewhere if they wish to do so.
Bluesky is thrilled to introduce domain management as its first service and is actively exploring additional bundled services to further enhance user experience.
Getting started is quick and straightforward:
1. Visit https://account.bsky.app and log in using your Bluesky account credentials.
2. Once logged in, simply enter your desired domain name to explore the available options.
To assist users in navigating this process, Bluesky has provided a demo video illustrating the step-by-step procedure.