Registering a Domain

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Pure, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Pure

    Pure TPF Noob!

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    I need a good, reliable, non-asshole registrar. I've heard too many horror stories about Godaddy and 1and1, so don't recommend them.

    The requirements:

    www.colincbassett.com
    2 Years
    Private Registration
    1 or 2 Mailboxes, 1 or 2gb storage
    Email forwarding is optional, but could be useful.

    And that's pretty much it.

    Basically all I need to do is register a domain for my Zenfolio page. I'd like a registrar that's not going to somehow charge me $1000 and get away with it.
     
  2. Andrew Sun

    Andrew Sun TPF Noob!

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    Don't know where you hear horror stories on GoDaddy domain hosting. I've only heard negatives in their website hosting.

    I've been using GoDaddy domain hosting for 3 years - not one problem - ever. However, there are plenty out there, just do a Google search or...Bing Search? =)
     
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    I don't understand why people think it cost's ridiculous amounts money to set up a site. My domain, which is a .com, cost me $30 for 2 years. You don't need to worry about mailboxes or storage, this will be decided by your web host site, not domain registration site. There are plenty of sites out there that will offer cheap hosting.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    mydomain.com $9/year :)
     
  5. Pure

    Pure TPF Noob!

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    I don't need hosting because I'm using Zenfolio for my hosting. I merely need www.colincbassett.com to forward to colincbassett.zenfolio.com
     
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    You can do that easily with mydomain.com (and others), I do it all the time.
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    +1......I have several domains registered with GoDaddy and have had for many years. I've even used them to host web sites and have never had a customer service problem with them.

    Many people have trouble keeping urban legend separate from reality.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    To me GoDaddy was a pain to use, but it worked... I guess I wanted more/better control at my fingertips.
     
  9. NateS

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    I used Godaddy to do that exact thing and it worked like a charm. It will also let you set it up so both www.colincbasset.com and collincbasset.com forward to your site.

    I have since upgraded my zenfolio account to where it shows www. siderphoto. com (spaces added because of TPF's format change) in the web address all the time. I believe the domain costs me about 10-15/year through go-daddy and it works flawlessly. Click the link in my sig to see for yourself. They also give you one free email account too I believe.
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    also curious about the godaddy horror stories...ive had multiple site from them for years, and never a single issue.

    i guess i dont have anyone to recommend then.
     
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    Pure TPF Noob!

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    What I've heard are stories that Godaddy takes over your account until you pay a "service/reactivation fee" for no reason. Maybe it's been specifically hosted sites, I'm not sure.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There's that urban legend thing.......I heard this ....I heard that......

    You have to do your own due diligence................

    Did you know you can light a fart with a match?
     

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