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# 29314 3-Jan-2009 02:52
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Hi all
Long time reader, nearly first time poster
Part of my NY resolutions involves creating a personality for myself online, so I wish to register 'myname'.com which is available as far as i can tell.
Can anyone recommend a good cheap domain host for a .com domain, who wont mind when I take it off them at some point this year when I need to point it elsewhere.
Thanks for your help

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  # 187110 3-Jan-2009 03:20
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I chose Planet Domain as I can register both .com and at reasonable prices (not the cheapest) without it being GoDaddy.

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  # 187113 3-Jan-2009 06:19
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Second vote here for PlanetDomain. I use them for all my domains and they've always been reliable.


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  # 187117 3-Jan-2009 08:08
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.nz -
.com -

I have used both for years and never had a problem with either, and both very cheap.

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  # 187124 3-Jan-2009 09:56
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If you are looking at hosting as well, (division of ICONZ) will do the domain name for free. Have used them (reselling to my clients) for a number of years with no major issues on either hosting or domain names.

Domain name only their prices are about the same as planet domain for the .nz, and a bit dearer for the .com


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  # 187132 3-Jan-2009 11:06
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I've registered one of my .net domains through discountdomains - I've had absolutely no problems with discount domains.

I do feel better about having my domains registered through a company that has a NZ presence.

/my 2c.

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  # 187133 3-Jan-2009 11:24
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Excellent Thanks for all your help guys

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  # 187348 4-Jan-2009 18:51
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adamj: .com -


Depending on what you want to run on your domain, you may want to check out that your new prospective webhoster supports installing it for you.  For example, if you are wanting to run a blog (such as Wordpress) see if the webhoster supports automated installations of it.

This will save you having to install it yourself, and you'll hit the ground running.


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  # 187391 4-Jan-2009 21:47
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I recently used 1st Domains, hassle free.

.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
binary solo...0000110000110000111...

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  # 187409 5-Jan-2009 00:08
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adamj: .nz -


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  # 187726 6-Jan-2009 09:54
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I recommend if you need DNS services for your domain (you dont like your registrar's free DNS servers, or they dont provide them) they also do domains but I've never used them for that.

I use who I think are a canadian company they charge 9.95USD per year for *.com domains never had any problems with them and have had one domain with them since 1996!

I also use for * domains as they are cheap have DNS services with their domain.

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  # 188276 8-Jan-2009 19:13
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godaddy for .com and for discount domains as above for me. No major hassles with godaddy really.

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  # 188872 11-Jan-2009 23:22
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Some webhosting company might have a lower  domain price if you host your website with them

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