[internetworkers] domain name registration
bob.kucera at verizon.net
Wed Sep 4 14:16:46 EDT 2002
Thanks David. I'm getting a lot of suggestions and am building a little
table of pro's and cons. Then will choose impulsively anyway. The purpose
is to stabilize my web home URL and email address and email addresses for my
son and daughter (dot org stuff). I've started having duplicate services as
things change and it's a pain to change. Also to understand the jargon.
So far, stabilizing email, website, and connectivity requires understanding
- Internet connectivity by choosing the ISP - considering speed, cost, and
types of connection: dialup, dsl, cable, wireless;
- Email - pop email server from ISP
- Domain Name Registration - allows a personal or commercial identity in
your address and URL, URL forwarding, and mail forwarding multiple email
addresses independent of ISP changes, easy web based configuration valued,
- Web site provider by your ISP free web space, other free web space, your
own hosting ability, or purchasing web hosting
- DNS service - if you will host your own www, ftp, or other site you need
to purchase registration on a public DNS server,
And I've seen enough to realize this may lead to experiencing early aging
and what "feh" means.
From: internetworkers-admin at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:internetworkers-admin at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of David R.
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:49 PM
To: internetworkers at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [internetworkers] domain name registration
hey Bob --
do you want to actually /do/ anything with this(these) registered domain(s)
do you just want to reserve it? not that it matters to me, but it might be
cost issue for you.
the following highlights my personal experience with various registrars, not
that of my employer, my yogi, or my nephew.
NetworkSolutions - expensive monolith that does not care about you. $35/year
each registration?? WHY?
Dotster - a little better, heck, at least cheaper (~$14/yr last time i
but like Steve said, they will email you every week about their "NEW
(you may be able to opt-out of those know -- i dunno).
GoDaddy -- $8.95/year, fairly decent interface (you can change all domain
at once *OR* do them individually), phone and web support (they were nice,
firm when i forgot my passwd - perfect). you can do hosting (or just email)
them, too. but since i wanted a totally kick-ass host, i went with:
HurricaneElectric - he.net gots the mad OC3s, yo. shell access, lotsa
not bad prices. and if real estate is about "location, location, location"
web hosting is about "backbone, backbone, backbone."
so, i would recommend checking out godaddy.com for domain registration.
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