Where to buy a domain name?

Has anyone here bought a domain name? If so, where did you buy it? I’m trying to avoid the disgusting services like GoDaddy.

Hostmatters.com

Hosting Matters cost just a smidge more, but the customer service is excellent.

try networksolutions.com

I actually wouldn’t use either of those sites. (network solutions is known for squatting domains…)

I would suggest going through a web host because I assume that you do not own a server or anything like that. I did some work for a charity in my area, and helped them set up a website through this host: webhostingpad.com/ (It’s pretty inexpensive compared to most hosts, and you get a lot for what you pay for…)

There are other hosts such as dreamhost, bluehost, and fatcow that are relatively reputable… I would shop around if I were you!

If you need further help, don’t hesitate to ask!:thumbsup:

Just out of curiosity, why would you not use Hosting Matters? They’re a small company that provides excellent hosting packages with above and beyond customer service. I have just been delighted with them for the last 5+ years…they’ve helped me far more than they have ever been contractually obliged to be, all hours. Have you had a bad experience, or have heard of one? Everyone I know who uses them has rave reviews. You’re the first person I have ever heard publically or privately say not to use them. :confused:

Sorry about that. I’ll take your word for it that they have great service. I don’t have any personal experience with them.
I was thinking more along the lines of cost for space/bandwidth. Generally, I don’t take advantage of customer service too much, and I look a lot more for low prices. Sorry for the confusion. :o
I’d assume that they would probably be good for japhy if they are that good with customer service since this is japhy’s first time registering a domain.

Forgive me: I’ve been out of the domain buying business for a few years now that my domains were all paid for 10 years.

Why exactly is GoDaddy bad? What do they do that is disgusting?

GoDaddy’s advertisements are nearly pornographic; they all have to do with busty women in skimpy clothing.

Good for you. I wouldn’t buy from GoDaddy if they were selling domains for 1 cent each.

I use ipower.com and have been pretty happy with them.

Where do you (anyone) suggest to get a domain that includes e-mail forwarding?

No hosting is required.

Good place to register a domain name ,
Just visit this site whoisxy.com/register-domains.aspx , here it gives the easy methods to register a domain name at a good way…

Yes, that was my thought, too. I know next to nothing about the company, but its television ads (particularly during the Super Bowl) are infamous.

As for the other suggestions, I have no idea. :blush:

But its probably a good idea to look at companies which been recommended by persons you trust.

Use a website that’s been around a long time, will be around a long time, and has a good reputation.
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I have a YAHOO small business website. It includes free software for designing my website. ( my website pops up in web searches :smiley: )
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Just FYI, this thread is 3 years old. It seems to have been resurrected by a spambot looking to promote a particular web domain registration venue.

Just FYI, this thread is 3 years old. It seems to have been resurrected by a spambot looking to promote a particular web domain registration venue.

Certainly not me, I would think. :eek:

How could I get money out of YAHOO ? :shrug: It’s like trying to get money from IBM just from mentioning them.

I was searching to get a personal web location and found catholicdomains.org/. Anyone have any experience with their site? It might be worth paying the small price for a trusted name rather than going along with a free hosting service.

I don’t have any experience with that company, but hosting costs are pretty low. There isn’t much risk in trying out a host for a month. Unless they force you to pay a year in advance, I would look elsewhere then. For a basic website, pretty much any host will do though. Every host will give you FTP and database access, so you can backup and restore your site to any host (if you know what you are doing). I am assuming you are talking about shared hosting here. I don’t have much experience with virtual private servers, dedicated servers, private servers, etc. Very few people need more than shared hosting.

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