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iriejedi
Jan 21, 2006, 08:34 AM
Yesturday I paid the $12 to registure a domain name....

OK big deal. But it now dawns on me. I have no idea how to get it to point people to my iWeb account.

Did I waste the $12? Do I need another peace of the Puzzle to make this happen.

Just curious.

Irie J
:p



iGary
Jan 21, 2006, 08:37 AM
Yesturday I paid the $12 to registure a domain name....

OK big deal. But it now dawns on me. I have no idea how to get it to point people to my iWeb account.

Did I waste the $12? Do I need another peace of the Puzzle to make this happen.

Just curious.

Irie J
:p

You would have to have the right DNS numbers and have your registrar point them there.

Why don't you just sign up for a cheap hosting account with the reseller you bought your domain from and use iWeb there?

iriejedi
Jan 21, 2006, 08:45 AM
You would have to have the right DNS numbers and have your registrar point them there.

Why don't you just sign up for a cheap hosting account with the reseller you bought your domain from and use iWeb there?

Is there a way to equate a DNS # with an iWeb account?

This is for a prototype business for an MBA class and although $9 a month is not a big deal - I am already paying for dot Mac...

So I was hoping to just secure the domain name...just in case... but it is all just 'pretend' for now. So I did not want to invest too much money just yet

iGary
Jan 21, 2006, 08:49 AM
Here you go. (http://forums.dealmac.com/read.php?4,2507027)

iriejedi
Jan 21, 2006, 10:14 AM
Here you go. (http://forums.dealmac.com/read.php?4,2507027)


Very unfriendly and a waste of $12.

Their domain forwarding is joke and their customer service won't help cause it is a site design issue. THey can not use links to forward and it requires an IP address.

Great now my killer name is trapped for 12 months at a crappy company - guss one can live and learn!

364 days to go

iriejedi
Jan 21, 2006, 10:16 AM
Here you go. (http://forums.dealmac.com/read.php?4,2507027)

Thank you iGary -

while it was encourageing that forum did not shed mych light on getting an IP address for my iWeb

Apparently I picked the wrong company to pay $12 to.

Oh well. I'll keep pestering them - but so far two long chat sessions were fruitless.

iGary
Jan 21, 2006, 10:25 AM
Thank you iGary -

while it was encourageing that forum did not shed mych light on getting an IP address for my iWeb

Apparently I picked the wrong company to pay $12 to.

Oh well. I'll keep pestering them - but so far two long chat sessions were fruitless.

You can transfer the domain to another registrar.

iriejedi
Jan 21, 2006, 11:00 AM
You can transfer the domain to another registrar.


Yeah - I'm in the process with GoDaddy they seemed cheap and easy to use.

But looks like it may be 60days... but heck as I said before it was a learning experience

iGary
Jan 21, 2006, 11:07 AM
Yeah - I'm in the process with GoDaddy they seemed cheap and easy to use.

But looks like it may be 60days... but heck as I said before it was a learning experience

Yeah, most people don't realize that when they register a domain, they are most likely dealing with a reseller, not the registrar themself.

I registered a domain once and when I had to do server move I found out it was resgsietred with some country in Indonesia.

A good lesson - learn a little about your registrar before you go giving them your domain and money. :)

kwajo.com
Jan 21, 2006, 11:59 AM
i've registered a number of domains with GoDaddy because it's cheap but I don't use their DNS, I use zoneedit.com and it seems to have worked out fine for me for the past 3 years

john82
Feb 20, 2008, 01:39 PM
Thank you iGary -

while it was encourageing that forum did not shed mych light on getting an IP address for my iWeb

Apparently I picked the wrong company to pay $12 to.

Oh well. I'll keep pestering them - but so far two long chat sessions were fruitless.

don't sweat it.
some people lose thousands of dollars on bad business decisions on the web all the time.
$12 is not a big deal considering other people's misfortunes of dealing with crappy companies.

Johnny
TheReefTank (http://www.thereeftank.com)

tobefirst
Feb 20, 2008, 02:04 PM
don't sweat it.
some people lose thousands of dollars on bad business decisions on the web all the time.
$12 is not a big deal considering other people's misfortunes of dealing with crappy companies.

Johnny
TheReefTank (http://www.thereeftank.com)

I'm sure he's over it by now. (;

saltyzoo
Feb 20, 2008, 02:11 PM
don't sweat it.
some people lose thousands of dollars on bad business decisions on the web all the time.
$12 is not a big deal considering other people's misfortunes of dealing with crappy companies.

Johnny
TheReefTank (http://www.thereeftank.com)

TRT Rocks! ;)