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Buying a Domain Name

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by JamesL, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. JamesL

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    Hopefully this isn't too off topic for this forum. I am interested in buying a 'proper' URL for my website. Can anyone offer any advice on where is the best place to conduct such as transaction. I had a look at register.com and the price seems OK ($90 for 2 years) - but has anyone had dealings with them before?

    Also my website is hosted by my ISP. I assume once I've purchased my domain name I will be able to 'point' it towards the proper URL of the home page on my own site? Can anyone confirm this.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. explicitlyrics

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    yes you should be able to do this most providers.

    I tried 123reg.co.uk and they were good in my opinion although i dont know if stuff has changed since then..
     
  3. m0v1em4n

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    Hi James,

    This is one to consider www.just-the-name.co.uk they have a search where you can put in the names you want and it will come up with all the options i.e. co.uk , com etc and tell you whether they are available, they charge £10 for a co.uk addresses for the first 2 years, then after that its £10 for every additional 2 years, you also get a control panel where you control you mail routing and web page routing, although there is an additional charge if you want to direct people to your web invisibly ( none invisible means that people will see your service providers address when the page is reached and not your domain)
    I use them myself and they provide a great service
    hope this helps

    Steve
     
  4. Synchro

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    Also try directnic.

    I have used a few and these are very well set out. Nice and easy to use. 9/10 from me

    http://www.directnic.com/
     

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