Medium is no longer offering new custom domains as a feature. Get your own domain name and install a self-hosted blog on it. Stay away from commercial and hosted platforms. That's the best way to be independent, decentralized and stay in control.

@markosaric Ghost on DigitalOcean as a one-click install app is perfect!

@markosaric Absolutely. I will always write for my own blog at and anything like Medium is simply where I might choose to syndicate content (with a link back to the canonical copy on my own site of course).

@jared exactly. these commercial platforms can be useful for promotional purposes.

@markosaric I really don't get the point of Medium other than saving you the hassle of setting up your own blog.

@akmur it can be useful for promotional purposes thanks to the in-built social network/traffic. you can syndicate some content from your blog to medium with links back in order to drive awareness and extra reach/traffic

I'm working on a foss medium alternative, custom domains is a good thing for the feature list

@markosaric Or at least use :) where you still get some degree of control. But best would be to have your own blog for sure

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