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#23469 30-Jun-2008 12:36
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Hi guys, not sure this is the correct forum for this thread but couldn`t find better.

 

I`ve got a domain name with email hosting, I pay 67 bucks a year. It`s a co.nz domain and at this stage I only need it for 2 or 3 email accounts just for personal use, don`t need site hosting or anything such.

Do you guys know of a cheaper solution? I`m having to renew the rental soon, so I`m just wondering if I`m paying more than I need to.

 

Thanks a lot.





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  #141494 30-Jun-2008 13:53
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www.google.com/a = Laughing

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  #141501 30-Jun-2008 14:14
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I use 1st Domains with Google apps. It all works great. 1st domains is $25 per year. Google apps lets you have as many users as you want. All with seperate gmail accounts.




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  #141511 30-Jun-2008 14:53
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I go with godaddy.com for domains and google apps as above for emails, pushed through to my WinMo :)

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  #141518 30-Jun-2008 15:01
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The problem with godaddy is the price of .nz domains....




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  #141526 30-Jun-2008 15:08
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NZ domains are overpriced as they are, I don't see the reason why someone would NEED a .nz domain name for a personal use. Plenty of .coms and .nets and .infos around which are cheaper.



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  #141540 30-Jun-2008 15:38
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Yeah unfortunately the domain name I wanted was not available in com, only co.nz, and I wanted to secure it just in case I wanna do a website later in the future.

 

Thanks guys for the info, Gmail is indeed what I needed, but can Gmail account be accessed via Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird?





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  #141541 30-Jun-2008 15:40
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Sure can it has POP and IMAP access cheers

 
 
 
 


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  #141546 30-Jun-2008 15:58
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I used name.com.au to register geekguy.co.nz, only cost $24 AUS a year. It has a basic free web hosting with 1 email account
http://name.com.au/domain-hosting-products/



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  #141554 30-Jun-2008 16:13
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Thanks Geekguy, that`s not a bad deal. I think I`ll just stick with the cheapest domain provider I can find and the free Gmail option, just in case I wanna use more than one email account.




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  #141563 30-Jun-2008 16:26
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The hardest part about using Google is you need a registrar/domain host that allows you to set up custom DNS.  Otherwise, you need to find a  DNS provider.

However, even with all that, I second Google Apps.  My server went down while I was on vacation (power), I got a DNS provider (dyndns), setup Google Apps and had chat, email and calendar back up when the DNS servers finished updating.  The spam filtering is even better than I had before!

I'm kicking myself that I didn't do it earlier.




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  #141568 30-Jun-2008 16:30
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If you buy a domain thru GApps its all done for you. Its not too hard otherwise, so long as you you access to a name server. I recently used iServe which was $38 per year and if you sign up for the free hosting plan you can change your zone records on their DNS servers. Just takes a little longer as you have to wait for the domain to be verified.



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  #141654 30-Jun-2008 20:00
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jpollock: The hardest part about using Google is you need a registrar/domain host that allows you to set up custom DNS.  Otherwise, you need to find a  DNS provider.

 

I`m looking at 1st Domains that has already been mentioned. I wasn`t aware not all domain providers work with GMail, can you guys tell me if 1st Domains will? I assume it does cos someone`s already mentioned it in the thread.

 

http://www.1stdomains.co.nz/info/services_pricing.php





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  #141667 30-Jun-2008 20:39
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As far as I could recall 1stdomains didn't have the functions. I had to transfer my client's accounts to discount domains instead, they will insert what you need to your mx records accordingly (upon request)

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  #141678 30-Jun-2008 21:04
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I am using google apps with 1st domains. The down side is that 1st domains only provide customers with only one MX record. Google apps has up to 5 for routing your email. I only use 1 mx record and don't seem to have any problems.

Cheers,

Matt.




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  #141687 30-Jun-2008 21:22
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Cheers Matt.

 

Why could just 1 MX record cause problems? Is it just in case the Google`s main mail server goes down, I won`t be able to use the service on the alternative servers?





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