Domain Name

  • PluTunium
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 812
  • Loc: Touring the USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey I am thinking about getting a domain name. What place do you use if you have one? What place do you think is the best priced? I want a .com domain. And if I already have a host, with a subdomain, how do I make it so when someone goes to http://www.mydomain.com they go to the host that my website is at. Sortof like fowarding.
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • tierra
  • Student
  • Student
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 91

Post 3+ Months Ago

goto http://www.godaddy.com - I buy all my domains through them, and they'll park your page or do forwarding, it's all really easy to setup.
  • Bigwebmaster
  • Site Admin
  • Site Admin
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 9090
  • Loc: Seattle, WA & Phoenix, AZ

Post 3+ Months Ago

I use Godaddy as well. Have always loved them. Their domain interface for me is easy and has lots of options, and their prices are really good.
  • ATNO/TW
  • Super Moderator
  • Super Moderator
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 23456
  • Loc: Woodbridge VA

Post 3+ Months Ago

godaddy seems to be a preferred choice (not just here, but with others I've talked to)...but I would also add that there are some hosts that will set up a domain name at zero or minimal cost when you register with them.

I typically refer my clients who know what they want to do to http://interland.com and generally will get my account rep to contact them and get them set up (OK...yes...I sorta get a little kickback when they do). However, Interland has good hosting plans and are extremely reliable (and you can set yourself up without my account rep's intervention). I have only had 2 downtime moments that I'm aware of in two years. And NONE of my clients have ever complained.

For reference the typical charge for registering a domain name is roughly around $75 for two years. Some host providers will charge as much as $25 extra to get your domain name transferred.

A little research is in order to determine whether you'd like to just register a name, or set up the name and the host at the same time. You may find a better package if you do both at once at the same place.

If you find a registrar (or host) you're interested in...post the link. There is much expertise around here and I'm sure some could offer opinions on it.

I have used nic.com in the past for registering domain names for client's...but they are roughly priced at the going rate, and I do have some confidence in them. You can get them cheaper.
  • tierra
  • Student
  • Student
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 91

Post 3+ Months Ago

ATNO/TW wrote:
For reference the typical charge for registering a domain name is roughly around $75 for two years. Some host providers will charge as much as $25 extra to get your domain name transferred.


And compared to this, most domains you can get for $15 for two years through godaddy... I've never had a host charge an extra fee for me manually changing the name servers to point to their setup for their hosts. It is the cheapest I've seen, and me and everyone else I know uses godaddy and has never had a problem with them (I know of a good 15-20 domains my friends and I have setup with godaddy).
  • Geekette
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 482
  • Loc: The Land of NeverWinter (FL)

Post 3+ Months Ago

Speaking of Interland...
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60303,00.html
  • PluTunium
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 812
  • Loc: Touring the USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

Interesting Geekette. How did you find that article? Anyways, Anymore suggestions people? I am pretty sure godaddy is the place to be when it comes to domain registration, but I still would like to review any other options that anyone brings forth.
  • monster
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 34
  • Loc: Vancouver, BC

Post 3+ Months Ago

Since http://www.RackShack.net has $5 domain names I recommend them instead. A domain is a domain why pay more?
  • tierra
  • Student
  • Student
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 91

Post 3+ Months Ago

you pay a couple bucks more per year for having an easy interface to change name servers at will, contact info, and being able to park your domain or even forward for cheap if not free.
  • UNFLUX
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6376
  • Loc: twitter.com/unflux

Post 3+ Months Ago

UNFLUX <<< perfectly happy with godaddy
  • musik
  • Legend
  • Super Moderator
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6893
  • Loc: up a tree

Post 3+ Months Ago

I've just started using http://www.dotyou.com because i cant find any decent priced domains sellers in Australia who offer free URL forwarding. But I think I'll go for that http://www.godaddy.com in future, they are a buck cheaper! :wink:
  • phragmaster
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 17

Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.netnameone.com is a reliable registar. http://www.oneandone.co.uk is great for hosting and reliable domain names.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 12 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: bobdos007 and 21 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
cron
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.