Domain Name and Web host

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by John444, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. John444 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering if it is possible to buy a domain name, then use a free web host to upload your website. If so, which is the best web host to use?

    Thanks
     
  2. John444 thread starter macrumors member

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    Never mind, I figured it out, it is possible to buy a domain name and use a free web host. (webs.com for example has this option).
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I would not use a web host service to buy a domain. Its better to buy it from a different registrar.

    If you ever decide to leave the web host, transferring the registration can be problematic.
     
  4. jtara macrumors 65816

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    +1

    Happens way too often.

    Also, don't let a programmer, designer, etc. that you hire register a domain for you. Do it yourself. Otherwise, you might find that the domain name is registered to them. This gets newbies all the time.
     
  5. John444 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, noted, does anyone like webs.com as a webhost? which site should I use to buy a domain name?
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    I hear good things about moniker.com and hover.com.
     

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