Posted on: 2006/5/1 20:02
Re: i want to make a xoopsforlife website
If you want the most accurate information regarding web hosts and domain providers, I suggest you go over to the WebHostingTalk Forums
and search around in their Domain forum.
I chose 1and1 because their price on domains is quite reasonable, they give you lots of freebies, their control panel and documentation make administering my domains simple, and they also offer free domain privacy (your contact details are not listed in WHOIS).
There are a lot of good domain providers out there, but as mentioned above, be very careful
in who you choose for your domain. Some providers will indeed take your domain from you, sometimes for the most stupid reason.
I currently manage 55 domains through 1and1 and have not had a problem in 3 years. Note: Several of those domains are hosted on different hosting providers, not affiliated with 1and1.
RE: Free domain...
I highly recommend you avoid free domain services. Most force you to use their hosting and then they force pop-ups on you. If not, they don't *really* give you the domain, they just loan it to you. So far, I haven't found a free domain provider that was worth the trouble. $6/yr/domain buys me a LOT of control and peice of mind.
Hope that helps.
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