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Best place to get a domain name

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by toshiba145, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. toshiba145

    toshiba145 Nibble Poster

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    I would like to get a name .com ?

    where is the best place to get it with a good price.
     
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  2. BosonJosh

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    I've used GoDaddy a lot in the past, but lately I've been using NameCheap. I can't stand GoDaddy's advertising and upsell practices.
     
  3. toshiba145

    toshiba145 Nibble Poster

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    thanks for the reply


    i was going through some websites but its not very clear.


    for eg.

    i buy a doamin name www.toshiba145.com

    do i get email address with that and how many can i create?
     
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  4. LukeP

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    Domain name has nothing to do with email addresses.
    It's just that, a domain name.

    The number of email accounts depends on you hosting provider.
     
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  5. toshiba145

    toshiba145 Nibble Poster

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    oh ok,

    i thought we needed a domain name to get an email address for e.g toshiba145.com


    i would like to get an email address

    for eg. jason@toshiba145.com


    how do i get it and what do i need to do?
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    First, you need to buy the domain name. Next, you need to host an e-mail server. If you don't have one, then you'll have to rent space from someone who does. Your ISP might do this - when you get service from them, they'll usually give you e-mail boxes that they host. Whether they will redirect e-mail from your domain into their boxes is a different story - they might, they might not. Finally, you need to set up an MX record so that any e-mail is directed to wherever you have your e-mail hosted.
     
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  7. LukeP

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    You need to buy a domain name and hosting.

    Then, you point your domain name at your hosting account (by configuring domain name nameservers to point at your hosting provider ISP servers).

    You can then create email accounts from your hosting provider control panel of some sort.

    It's really hard to provide step by step instructions as software used by hosting providers vary.

    Edit: Too slow to compete with BM :D
     
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  8. toshiba145

    toshiba145 Nibble Poster

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    thanks guys
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    I "bought" my domain name with 1and1 and I get the ability to forward e-mails. So any e-mails coming to my e-mail address with the domain that I own, gets forwarded to the e-mail account (or any e-mail account really) that my ISP provides me with.

    When sending e-mails, I just have to configure Outlook (as well as the webmail portal that my ISP provides) to use the new e-mail address.

    Presto, I don't have to buy external hosting :)

    -Ken
     
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  12. LukeP

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  13. LukeP

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    I see what you mean but sometimes £4 per year as opposed to £3.49 is worth it when you're getting excellent service and/or good management tools.
     
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  14. Darkfunnyguy

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    LukeP actually you can get at £1.99 per year for justhost, hostclear and supergreenhosting, fast, great service and best deal around.
     
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  15. Darkfunnyguy

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    Sorry meant £1.99 per month.
     
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