Domain Name Registration

Do you want to have your own website where you can publish something? Just pick a name, and go to one of these to register the name. If you don't want to have your own domain, then perhaps you should try a free website (usually comes with some advertising), like Tripod. If you need professional help with you site design, see my brother-in-law at Web Monkey Designs.

Bluehost.com is now hosting my websites. Plural. They host 6 domains and 20 subdomains on their plan for only $6.95 per month for a two year signup. They are fast, located in Utah, and have great tech support. They have a ton of auto-install software for your website and very up to date software. I created GeorgiaFaces.info with PHPWebsite, Steve's Software Trek blog with Wordpress, and Joshua's Website with Joomla. I am not even close to any of the file or bandwidth limits. I will be moving my other websites as soon as time permits.

www.10-cheapwebhosting.com - searchable database of cheap web hosting plans that cost less than $10 per month, or $120 per year. Also showcases and reviews the top 10 hosts, and is up to date.

Webmaster Web Hosting - an independant guide to choosing a web hosting company. With no ads on their website, they have no bias towards any company, and will let you make your own informed choice. See their Unix plan comparisons.

Domain Avenue - a registrar that provides web hosting and a bunch of other services with registration (US$35/year or US$50/two years). Note that Domain Avenue servers are located in Hong Kong, and the response time to the United States is not as fast as a host located in the United States.

Dot Easy - a registrar that provides web hosting and a bunch of other services with registration (US$25/year).

Catalog.com - a registrar that provides web hosting and a couple of other services (US$24.95/year membership fee) with domain registration (US$29.95/year/domain).

GoDaddy.com - an inexpensive registrar that provides lots of services with their registration.

E-Name Company - an inexpensive registrar that provides domain name masking and e-mail forwarding along with web based domain administration with their registration (US$16.99/year).

Address Creation - an inexpensive registrar that provides web based domain administration, including domain name masking (but not e-mail forwarding) with their registration (US$16.99/year).

ICDsoft - a registrar that provides web hosting ($5/month or $10/month) and a large number of services with or without domain registration ($5). See the list of hosting services and locations of their data centers for more details.

iPowerWeb - a registrar that provides web hosting ($95/year) and a large number of services with domain registration.

Burton Hosting - a registrar that provides web hosting ($60/year) and domain name registration ($15/year) and a large number of services. Served out of Atlanta, Georgia.

There are other guides to finding a web host or registrar: