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# 171937 6-May-2015 12:07
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Hi I have no idea of what I want to do, but i have 4 domain names in my head to start with.

What is the safest (?) and cheapest way to register 4 domains ending in .nz? Whatabout .net or .org (umm i don't make money from them)?

Once I do that, what is the best way to put up a very simple website - if i can learn to do it myself I would too.

Thanks for any pointers

PS and what does this mean on google "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txtlearn more."




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  # 1298961 6-May-2015 12:12
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people will hate me but just use someone like https://nz.godaddy.com/

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hey have an ad up at the moment for domain, website and mail for $2 a month or something.

NZ domains (.nz) might cost a bit more however



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  # 1298962 6-May-2015 12:13
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that's a start thanks




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  # 1298963 6-May-2015 12:13
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Hm. I was looking into this as well. I wanted to register a new website for my father's business. Godaddy is a good place to start. You can get more information from there. 

I would be interested to see what others here have to say and advice they have to offer for guys who want to put out a simple website (basic information regarding services offered, a few images + submit feedback or some functionality)

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  # 1298964 6-May-2015 12:14
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I use iwantmyname.com for domain registration.

You'll need to host it somewhere, and there are plenty of options out there for that depending on how technical you are. If you're familiar with Linux you could set up a server on Digital Ocean for around US$5-10 a month.

Don't use GoDaddy (for a number of reasons)




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  # 1298966 6-May-2015 12:16
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ajobbins: I use iwantmyname.com for domain registration.

You'll need to host it somewhere, and there are plenty of options out there for that depending on how technical you are. If you're familiar with Linux you could set up a server on Digital Ocean for around US$5-10 a month.

Don't use GoDaddy (for a number of reasons)


Ohh - what are the reasons? I actually am curious to know. I dont have much exp in this area so would be good to get your views



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  # 1298967 6-May-2015 12:17
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How technical? I can't code, cannot read code, can understand the logic behind codes but have no time to learn it.

I can read English and understand DOS commands, tweaking registry in Windows.




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  # 1298975 6-May-2015 12:20
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For my email etc I use google apps account ($10 US for each user) and then just point my @ record for website to my tumblr page (not that I use it).

When i was first looking into email/hosting etc I did find godaddy very good and easy to use.  I then later moved on to other hosting sites like http://www.bluehost.com/ that let me have sql databases/php and WordPress etc.

 
 
 
 


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Squarespace.commight be good for you. $8 per month for very robust websites, lots of templates, very easy to edit and set up in your browser. You can get a free domain name, presumably a .com if you pay for a year, I believe.
Worth having a look as you can have a fully functional month trial without even providing CC details.

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  # 1298979 6-May-2015 12:21
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joker97: How technical? I can't code, cannot read code, can understand the logic behind codes but have no time to learn it.

I can read English and understand DOS commands, tweaking registry in Windows.


Godaddy should be able to do what you are after, they have drag and drop website builder etc.
Some people like godaddy, some don't (some people think the CEO is an w***er) but it is cheap and easy.

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josephhinvest: Squarespace.commight be good for you. $8 per month for very robust websites, lots of templates, very easy to edit and set up in your browser. You can get a free domain name, presumably a .com if you pay for a year, I believe.
Worth having a look as you can have a fully functional month trial without even providing CC details.

Cheers,
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Unless you want to accept payments - they don't have any payment processors that pay in NZ.

If you want to accept payments weebly.com supports paypal.

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  # 1299016 6-May-2015 13:10
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I do my nz registrations thru 1stdomains, and internationals thru 101domains.




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Krishant007:
ajobbins: I use iwantmyname.com for domain registration.

You'll need to host it somewhere, and there are plenty of options out there for that depending on how technical you are. If you're familiar with Linux you could set up a server on Digital Ocean for around US$5-10 a month.

Don't use GoDaddy (for a number of reasons)


Ohh - what are the reasons? I actually am curious to know. I dont have much exp in this area so would be good to get your views


GoDaddy was never a good corporate citizen - SOPA, sexism, unethical behaviour from CEO, animal rights abuse. Now you may be fine with all that ...

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Domains are cheap enough, you shouldn't need a free one. Anything free, there are often catches.

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  # 1299075 6-May-2015 13:44
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Dont register your domain thru a 3rd party developer or anything either. you want it to be yours, not theirs. "Free" domain names are often not registered to you so its hard/impossible to move them to a proper place if your idea becomes sucessful without paying them out a contract or similar.




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  # 1299078 6-May-2015 13:46
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richms: Dont register your domain thru a 3rd party developer or anything either. you want it to be yours, not theirs. "Free" domain names are often not registered to you so its hard/impossible to move them to a proper place if your idea becomes sucessful without paying them out a contract or similar.


Yeap, was about to say that too. I also I would suggest using a NZ company for domains, as you are covered by NZ laws. The cheaper they are the worse the support can also be I have found from personal experience, and providers can start off really good, but can go bad.

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