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#16 +Seahorsepip



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:20

what are they?

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#17 thatguyandrew1992


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:35

godaddy is awful. Name cheap is great!

#18 OP Stealthy_Singh


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 20:01

Got it on namecheap.com. Thanks everyone!

#19 xpablo



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 20:17

Just to re-afirm what's been said so far is STAY AWAY from GODADDY.COM unless you like giving them lots of your money and having headaches and frustration.

Namecheap.com is good and simple. there's plenty of domain registrars around, most of them are fairly straight forward and provide simple domain services.

now what hasn't been mentioned here is you have a domain name, but where's it going to point to? So you need a webhost to host your website, or you could just park the domain at the Registrar
but then that leaves you with a page that may provide ads from the registrar and them making money off your parked page. or you could pay into a plan to host your own advertising.

so what you need to think about more than a domain registrar is a webhost provider, an easy solution is dreamhost.com with that you can get a domain name registered free with them
for your annual webhosting. But be careful and do your own reviews on webhosts, I've never had any major issue with Dreamhost, but there have been people who've registered their domain with them
and have had issues moving it to another registrar in the future. Domain registration is easy finding a good webhost provider is a little more difficult.

#20 kman1985



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:35

namecheap.com all the way