Register a Domain

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Fooj, May 24, 2010.

  1. Fooj macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007

    Realise this is not a mac related query however, I always get good advice on mac related things here so I thought it is a good place to start.

    I am interesting in purchasing a domain name for purely email purposes. Possibly from

    My question is If i purchase a domain, can I set up multiple email addresses and use google mail to manage the email address. I believe I can do it this way, but dont really want to pull the trigger if the costs are going to start to spiral.

    Any advice will be much appreciated
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    In addition to the domain, you have to have some place to host it. The host will then provide the email system and management tools. I've found that it's expedient to buy the domain name from the hosting company - avoid transfer fees and hassles.

    I have a few domains I've purchased from iPowerWeb along with hosting services. In U$D, the domain name costs $10 year, and unlimited storage and unlimited transfer costs about $75/year. Their web control panel includes up to 2500 email addresses with complete control, as well as web access to those email addresses.
  3. Fooj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You're correct. You don't actually need to host the domain anywhere to use it with Google Apps. Google will have you add an entry to your DNS settings for the domain for you to prove ownership and that can be done through your registrar.

    You can walk through the process here. It's not hard. I do it with all my domains.
  5. designguy79 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2009
    Make sure that who ever you register your domain name with will (or can for additional cost) provide you with DNS hosting/service.
  6. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
    All you need is a domain name with DNS services - you just need to change MX records.

    If you need any help setting up google apps, shoot me a PM - I setup several accounts a day, don't mind helping a MR member :)

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