If you visited Linda Ikeji’s blog this morning, you probably wouldn’t notice a difference. The site looks the same, the content looks the same, the colour combination is still off and the site remains plagued buy an overload of ads. However, in the midst of all the familiarity, something actually sticks out – the url is shorter!
That’s right; Aunty Linda has done away with the mouth lindaikeji.blogpsot.com and replaced it with lindaikejisblog.com. That’s all that has changed though. The site is still hosted for free on Google’s Blogger platform. All she has done is to map it to her custom domain name.
How much did that cost her in total? Seeing as she obtained it from name.com, only $10.99. Approximately N2200. Of course, she could easily have bought lindaikeji.com and any other of it’s variants but domain squatters have already nabbed that. She’d have to part with millions of nairas if she wanted to claim ownership but Aunty Linda can’t be bothered about that.
So for now, everyone’s favourite Nigerian gossip daily points to lindaikejisblog.com. That’s less characters to type in your web browser for just as much the daily dose of gossip. Everyone stays winning.
Jan. 18: Bonus Built in Africa episode: Town Hall meeting with Peter Salovey, President of Yale University
On March 25, 2021, Techpoint Africa will be hosting the brightest minds in decentralised finance/crypto at the Digital Currency Summit tagged “Building the money of the future” Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship. Location: Fourpoint by Sheraton, V.I. Lagos.