Domain name services
I want to register some domain names. Any suggestions on domain name service providers??? cost, reliable??
namecheap.com worked for me. $8.88 I think.
Don't know if you are in Canada (not that it really matters-lol), but easydns.com is accessible and knowledgeable.
DNS providers are not the same as registrars.
oh, and to make it more confusing but convenient, many web hosting companies will act as name server (normal) and registrar (as a reseller).
www.zoneedit.com Free for up to five domains. I use it for the two that I own
http://www.dyndns.org works well for me. In addition to the services their name implies they're also a registrar and provide static hosting as well. Never had a problem.
I second zoneedit. It always works. I've done setup the DNS for others on different websites, and I've seen places severly botch up DNS. zoneedit just always works for me.
Let me see if I've got this straight. After picking a name for my site, I do the following:
Right. Some companies may be able to provide multiple if not all of those steps.
But make sure you own the Domain Name unless this is just for hobby sites. Some companies will register it in their name and rent it back to you (and hold it hostage if you ever want to go someplace else).
Listen to mb everyone, he breathes dns.
mb is especially right when he says: "network solutions/verisign is ranked an avoid. worst prices, worst service, worst terms of service."
GoDaddy.com ($7.95) is my fave!
Usually, DNS service is provided by the web host. They give you the names of their DNS servers and you enter it into your domain records. All domain registrars provide a way to enter DNS server names into the whois record. Then the web host sets up their DNS servers to handle your domain.
Its best to handle DNS yourself. Keeps you in control. If you change host you can quickly point your site to your new host or a temporary IP while you are in the process. Another thing is email and ssh. You can control where you want them. You can keep changing, even though your web pages are served by one company --- you can keep changin which company serves you what. When you get slahsdotted, you can point to a free page so that your bandwidth meter won't sky rocket.
Thanks a lot - I used web.com at $6.95 and use zoneedit for DNS
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