For a few years now we have been running a blog platform on Geekzone, for some of our trusted users. The standard URL is www.geekzone.co.nz/<username>. Since the beginning I have had freitasm.com redirecting to my to my Geekzone blog. Also for years technology commentator and journalist Juha Saarinen has hosted his blog on Geekzone, and asked for it to allow third party domains.
Today I put a a few hours into it, and the result is out: The Geekzone blog platform now supports third party domain names.
This is not a world changing thing, I know. I mean some people could just as easily go and get a hosted Wordpress account. But it was a good hacking exercise to port the existing platform to a dynamic one. It also gives us the chance of creating sponsored blogs with vanity URLs (we previously ran www.geekzone.co.nz/vs2008, www.geekzone.co.nz/myfreeviewhdreview, www.geekzone.co.nz/TelecomTech and soon will start www.geekzone.co.nz/visualstudio). And any new feature we put in are automatically available to every blog at the same time. And that's geeky and cool.
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