that's no longer the case. Now that the Internic no
has the stranglehold on domain registration, there are
of websites that will register a domain for you with
word of advice: Don't pay $70.00, but don't go with
cheapest you can find, either. The old adage, "you
get what you
pay for," rings very true here. I have been using
which charges $60.00 for 2 years. Although I have seen
registration advertised for less, I like the nice password
protection control panel that Registrars gives you.
panel makes it easy for you to go in and alter the IP
anytime you wish in case you switch web hosts. For more
Registrars go to their site at http://www.merlesworld.com
sure that you read the fine print before committing
of the less expensive services. I have heard stories
companies that lock you into hosting on their servers
first one or two years, or some other unusual demand.
haven't confirmed any of these tales, it always pays
other registration sites with good prices are:
14.99 per year
http://www.dnscentral.com 15.00 per year
http://www.123domains.com 13.99 per year
http://www.000domains.com 13.50 per year
http://www.domaininvestigator.com 20.00 per year
http://www.joker.com 12.00 per year
a complete list of alternatives go to
you have someone else register the name for you, like
host, make your name is put down as the owner and administrative
contact. The only place the host's name should go is
"technical contact." If they set themselves
up as the owner they
will then have complete control of your domain, which
could be a
nightmare down the road if you ever decide to change
Trust me on this, I've seen it happen.
help choosing a name try NameBoy http://www.nameboy.com
works great for generating new ideas.
a domain is not difficult. When you're ready to do
it, make sure you shop around and compare prices and
You'll be glad you did!
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