Got a domain name - did I waste $12

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by iriejedi, Jan 21, 2006.

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    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
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    iGary

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    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?
     
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    DNS number

    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
     
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    Do NOT USE HOSTMYSITE.COM


    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
     
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    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.
     
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    You can transfer the domain to another registrar.
     
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    Move to goDaddy - sooner or later


    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
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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
     
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    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
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    I'm sure he's over it by now. (;
     
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    TRT Rocks! ;)
     

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