This article is Part 7 of 9 in a series about Migrating from BlogSpot to Octopress.
To host your blog for free by GitHub, you are not required to buy a custom domain so this is an optional step, but one I took.
The reason I have a complete post on this topic is primarily to say that I was able to accomplish this while not even at my desk.
While out waiting for my daughter to complete practice, I sat on my iPhone and was able to not only buy the domain name staxmanade.com but I also configured the CNAME on GitHub. By the time I got home from my daughters practice, I could hit my blog through the new domain staxmanade.com. Exciting!
You can use this post for a quick and simple walk through.