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Question: blog name and malware paranoia

From: John S. J.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:24 PM
I need advice on computer security, or rather its public presentation.

I just started a blog on the science of aging and its possible
reversal. I chose Blogger, partly from concern that with all the
computer-security mess going on now, people may be reluctant to visit
a domain name controlled by a stranger. Blogger uses,
which is well known to be controlled by Google, which clearly has the
ability and motivation to keep drive-by malware off its systems. So
people might be more at ease about visiting a address,
vs. an unknown address.

I bought the domain name and forwarded it, so people
could leave out the 'blogspot' if they wish. But that leads to the
confusion of two names for the same page. (And also, to the advantage
of continuity in case I should lose control of one of the names.)

So my current plan is:
* Leave nadh-aging.blogspot.­come as the main name of the blog;
* Note in a footnote, and explain that it is a shortcut
that forwards to the same page.

The next most attractive alternative seems to be:
* Use as the name of the blog.
* Don't publicize the blogspot name, and "mask" it when someone is
forwarded from
* Possibly note the blogspot name in a footnote, as an alternative way
to reach the blog, in case that is ever necessary.

Any suggestions? Am I wrong in fearing that the public may be or
become reluctant to visit unknown, unbranded sites? Do we need to
start paying attention to this -- or not?

John S. James

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