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    Domain name transfer

    Hello, I am trying to find a good free webhosting site that allows the use of my own domain name. I don't have a domain name registered yet, but is it better to register domain name through the webhosting company? I was searching the web little bit, and I got confused about domain name transfer. If I register a domain name at one place, do I need to transfer it to the webhosting company before I can use it on my website?

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    Hello. Right your web hosting and domains are two completely seperate entitys. If you wish, you can join them by buying them under one account in one company, but domains are usually billed yearly and hosting only monthly. For this reason, I would recommend that you get them seperately.

    A good cheap domain company is http://www.fxdomains.com I have used them for a while now, and I have never had a problem with their service.

    When you get web hosting, you have to link the domain using your host's DNS servers, or using domain forwarding. To get it to be yourname.com/whatever you will need to use your DNS.

    The only time you need to use a domain transfer is when you wish to move it to another company.

    As for your web hosting, I may be able to offer you that. If you PM me what you want to use it for, I will send you a monthly, quarterly, yearly and biennally price for you to choose from. If you want, I can add a small helpdesk consultation charge on top and will try to guide you through any problems you have.

    I hope this helps,

    Regards.

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    Hello webdes2010,

    Thank you for your reply. Now I understand the differences. I think I am going to register for a domain name at one place and use different place for a webhosting.

    Also, thank you for offering webhosting, but I would like to look for a free one for now because my site is still very simple.

    Thank you,
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    I suggest you use hotgator.com for hosting (the best hosting provider) and godaddy for your domains (7$ for .com and 1$ for .info)
    For hostgator use the coupon CACTUS for 20% OFF

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    Hi KathyWilliams and speedy5044,

    Thank you for your replies. From your suggestions, it looks like hostgator is the popular/reliable webhost. I checked the bbb rating and they had A+. I was trying to search on the Internet for webhosting reviews to see which ones are reliable, but there are so many review sites and they don't seem to be consistent, so it is very difficult to determine which ones are really reliable (and I thought some reviews are biased). So your info is very helpful. I will consider using hostgator.

    As for the domain name registrar, I've heard godaddy from many different people, but I don't know about fxdomains.com and namecheap.com. I think godaddy is the most popular one, but I will look into other two as well.

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    Register your domain @ Godaddy or Namecheap and just edit the ns record to point to your host. Keeping domain and hosting separate is good practice and would make life easier in case you wish to change the host. Most free hosts would allow domains being pointed, but free hosting is not very reliable. A good hosting is available for as low as $6 per month, so why not buy one?

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    It would be good to register your domain name to a cheaper registrant like namecheap and host it to something like Justhost.com that has cheap web hosting. and namecheap you can go the NS (name server) settings and put the ns from the hosting provider which they will give you when they send you the welcome email.
    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdes2010 View Post
    Hello. Right your web hosting and domains are two completely seperate entitys. If you wish, you can join them by buying them under one account in one company, but domains are usually billed yearly and hosting only monthly. For this reason, I would recommend that you get them seperately.

    A good cheap domain company is http://www.fxdomains.com I have used them for a while now, and I have never had a problem with their service.

    When you get web hosting, you have to link the domain using your host's DNS servers, or using domain forwarding. To get it to be yourname.com/whatever you will need to use your DNS.

    The only time you need to use a domain transfer is when you wish to move it to another company.

    As for your web hosting, I may be able to offer you that. If you PM me what you want to use it for, I will send you a monthly, quarterly, yearly and biennally price for you to choose from. If you want, I can add a small helpdesk consultation charge on top and will try to guide you through any problems you have.

    I hope this helps,

    Regards.
    I want to buy a domain but I don't have credit card so can I buy it. Coz I have heard that credit card is important to buy a domain.


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