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Registering a domain name

QinguQingu Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I want to register a domain name for a future online publishing/art project.

It's kind of daunting. There are a lot of sites and some of the services are quite expensive.

What I want to do is not particularly complicated; I could probably do it on Blogger or something if I had to. So I'm not sure what kind of hosting services I should get, if any.

Any recommendations/sage wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

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  • LadyMLadyM Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So you're looking to buy a domain name and also get webhosting, correct?

    Be sure to either buy your domain name yourself or to make sure that the domain name is transferrable to you in case the webhost you go with turns out to suck.

    Also, don't pay a lot for domain name registration . . . There is no advantage to going to a place that charges an arm and a leg. I got a domain at Joker.com and it was $10 for a year. There may be some even cheaper ones out there.

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  • ZetxZetx 🐧 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I personally use Namecheap for domains and A Small Orange for hosting.

    (Namecheap has a coupon for new domains this month ($8.41/yr): WHITEXMAS)

    Namecheap also doesn't send annoying newsletters and sign you up for random stuff like GoDaddy, which I used previously.

    Also, while I've never actually used Blogger, I could've sworn that you could direct (using Blogger's services, maybe?) a domain to a Blogger blog. Maybe you could look into that if you really wanted a domain for your blog.

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  • RNEMESiS42RNEMESiS42 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I've used GoDaddy for the past few years, but the services that Zetx listed above seem comparable if not better. (I didn't know GoDaddy signed me up for other things?)

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I use GoDaddy and Hasweb. If you're not technically inclined, wordpress.com's blog/site hosting is great. It's free, and is easily the best free digital publishing platform out there.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I had problems with godaddy, they like to randomy charge me for stuff if I don't read all the fine print in their newsletters and tell them I don't want to resign for another year, or if I don't tell them "no, I don't want this service..." I'm sure it's not like that with everyone, but it's just my story.

    Wordpress is good, and I've heard good things about speakeasy, but it seems expensive.

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  • ZetxZetx 🐧 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    RNEMESiS42 wrote: »
    I've used GoDaddy for the past few years, but the services that Zetx listed above seem comparable if not better. (I didn't know GoDaddy signed me up for other things?)

    One time, they signed me up for some sort of ... folder protection or email something's for free for the first month or something when I renewed my domains. I must've missed the part where they actually signed me up, but I was billed for it later (when the 'free' ran out).

    It's partly my fault since I didn't actually see it get added, but still, I'd rather have to opt-in for the free deal rather than have to opt-out.

    *note: My memory's a bit fuzzy on the details, but the general gist of it is there.

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  • ZifnabZifnab Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Zetx wrote: »
    I personally use Namecheap for domains and A Small Orange for hosting.

    I have the same setup. I have a hosting package through ASO and about 10 domain names held through Namecheap. It's been a great, easy, trouble-free, and not-annoying relationship for two years now, and I'd recommend it.

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