I recently moved from http://thesydneynoob.blogpot.com to http://www.thesydneynoob.com
First I was going generic with a registrar like godaddy.com, even though VentraIP looked more expensive at the first glance. Most of the cheaper ones do not include Privacy Protection which masks your contact details when you do a whois query:
This Privacy Protection is usually an extra $5-10.
Redirecting my blogspot to my new custom domain was a breeze and I’m not sure if it’s because it is locally based in Sydney, the domain worked within 15 minutes only. The last time I used another host and it took days. Support is prompt and very helpful, I had a query about redirecting some URL and it was responded within minutes and resolved few hours later at about 10pm.
Excellent features for just buying a domain, great features that would normally require you to take up hosting+domain. Outstanding service and included Private Protection is good value for the customer. Supporting an Australian company is the extra plus.
Recommended if you want to move from blogspot/blogger to a custom domain.