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    Anyone have input on registering a domain name? Does it matter who I use, is my primary question. Some are cheap some are spendy. I'm not looking for hosting, development or any frills, simply register, and file the whois stuff. I can do the rest. Go with the cheapest? Go with ? Just want a simple ".com", no godaddy or other dumb name. Found lots, dunno who I trust?
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    I setup a web server at home.

    Godaddy.com is cheapest

    I purchased a static IP address from my ISP for $10 per month. I registered with Godaddy.com and put the static IP address on the account. Very simple and cheap.

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    I too use Godaddy for domain name and they host about 3 web sites for me.

    Domain names are really cheap like $9 per year or cheaper. Once its registered you can connect it to Smugmug Pro Account.
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    Price doesn't really matter. Go with someone reputable. I use GoDaddy for 20 or so domains, and haven't had a problem with them. They do tend to place annoying "Buy This Too" pages everywhere, but you get used to skipping passed them. Another reputable registrar is NameCheap.com -- but I've not personally used them.
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    I work in IT and have to agree with all the posts. If for some reason you don't like godaddy you can try Register-api.com same price less marketing stuff. But the bottom line is that any of them that port to ICANN are fine. My advice is to set it to auto renew so you don't lose the name. Also, if you are going to market the name then I also suggest picking up .net and .biz to avoid copy cats.
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    Yessir, Godaddy is the way to go. Did it twice, no problems.
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    Another vote for Godaddy.com. I have 10 or so domains there. A good thing about GoDaddy is they have coupon codes for x% or $x off. Not that price should be the only concern, but GoDaddy has a solid rep.

    You can goggle GoDaddy coupon codes. there are some right here: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-...207/?start=480 .
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    GoDaddy.com has very good support to answer questions.

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    I use GoDaddy.com too. I have three domain names registered with them, and use their service for hosting my website and doing my business email. I have 10 or 20 G of space there, etc etc. I paid upfront for five years in a lump, which comes out to about $4 per month for everything.

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    GoDaddy.com is by far the least expensive and very easy to work with. i use them exclusively and host 2 accounts with them as well. i have 10 domain names registered with them and email accounts as well...

    enjoy,

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    So does you site name say www.blablabla.godaddy.com? Or is the godaddy left out? thats the idea I didnt like, My ISP gives me 100MB free with my service, I was just thinking of rolling my own instead of using smugmug or something else, but I suppose you can link to one from the other?
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    I'm reading all this praise for GoDaddy and scratching my head. You can get full hosting service from 1and1.com for $5 month, which includes a huge amount of server space, hundreds of email IDs, etc. And if all you want to do is get a domain name, it's $8.99 per year.

    I can attest that 1and1.com is very reliable. Not only is my website hosted, but other websites I work on like the Hampton Historical Society, the Association of Historical Societies of NH, my condo's website, etc. I've been using them for at least 5 years for the Hampton Historical Society and they are great, with good technical support. We used to pay Yahoo $20/month! Yikes! To look into 1and1, go here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
    So does you site name say "http://www.blablabla.godaddy.com?" Or is the godaddy left out? thats the idea I didnt like, My ISP gives me 100MB free with my service, I was just thinking of rolling my own instead of using smugmug or something else, but I suppose you can link to one from the other?
    Your website name is whatever your domain name might be. For instance, I own both godfreydigiorgi.com and gdgphoto.com ... attempting to go to http://www.godfreydigiorgi.com automaticallyy aliases you to http://www.gdgphoto.com. You can basically set it up to do anything you want, they just provide the service.

    I create all my own pages for gdgphoto.com, either by hand coded HTML or using HTML creation tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
    So does you site name say www.blablabla.godaddy.com? Or is the godaddy left out? thats the idea I didnt like, My ISP gives me 100MB free with my service, I was just thinking of rolling my own instead of using smugmug or something else, but I suppose you can link to one from the other?
    Thanks fir the info
    Godaddy hosts my site and it is www.gekphotography.com , www.perfectalibi.us for our band. The domain is exactly how you buy it.

    On Smugmug my www.gekphotography.com takes you directly to my Smugmug page.

    Its really easy to setup and I can help you once you get everything. Not sure if the domain naming works on Smug accounts other than Pro. REad the Smud details for the different accounts and it'll explain if you can link your domain name.
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    1. You register the name with a registrar (GoDaddy for example).
    2. Within the registrar you change the Nameserver for your shiny new domain to point to your hosting provider. There will be a page where you can change domain settings. Your hosting provider will tell you what the nameservers are (usually two, for some redundancy).
    3. You then go into the control panel of your host, and setup an Addon domain (that term changes by host, but the principle is the same). If your host only lets you have one domain name associated with a hosting account you may not need to do this -- but you will have to tell the hosting company about your domain name somehow.
    4. Wait a few hours normally, for things to flow around the net.

    Now you can access www.yourdomainname.com. GoDaddy will not appear in the domain name at all.
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    I use godaddy for domain name and Site5.com for hosting.

    Works for me!
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    OK. I get the picture. Now I have to decide what I want to do Since I got some free space with my provider I might go ahead and register a domain and mess around some again. I have in the past put together a simple personal web page using the HTML creation tools, I still have them available.
    I do believe you have to use the SmugMug pro account to do any linking with them.
    All I am after at present is developing some "baby steps", so if I should do something down the road, I already have a head start.
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    Just to provide a little back pressure from the general godaddy love-in (and I have domains on godaddy as well), in cases of suspected abuse they have earned a reputation for erring on the side of complainants rather than their clients. i.e., they suspend domains at the drop of a hat and make it very difficult to prove one's innocence or even transfer the domain to another registrar. Of course any organization with as many clients as godaddy has will have accumulated its fair share of bad will, but you can read a few horror stories at nodaddy.com.

    I also keep domains on a local OpenSRS reseller. Ideally you would find a reseller you know personally (not difficult if you work in a tech field). It's a little more expensive, but I know who to contact if I need things fixed fast.

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    I've had a bad experience with making any kind of changes that require tech support for my clients with GoDaddy.

    I like Network Solution because I've lost two domains using other companies that have gone out of business and left me hanging. I've been able to get one back so it wasn't all lost but you really need to watch who you register with and make sure they are reputable. Network Solutions might be more expensive but in 11 years of dealing with them, I've never had an issue with straightening out a domain.
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    I'm using namecheap.com with no problem

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    I have domains at about 5 different registrars with about 50 @ godaddy.

    Godaddy are one of the easiest to use and I would recommend them because of that. You just have to put up with them trying to upsell you every time you go to the checkout.
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    Jimbo -I have my main site www.captainjimlucas.com registered and hosted through GODaddy. And from that site I have several links to my smug mug page and I have also set up a couple photo pages using Jalbum. IT is great!

    Any questions - drop me a PM or email and I will be happy to help!!

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    Well I have gone and done it now. I don't know where I am going yet, but the vehicle is gassed and ready to go. I am now the owner of
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmacg View Post

    On Smugmug my www.gekphotography.com takes you directly to my Smugmug page.
    FYI - you can't do that with the basic package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
    I do believe you have to use the SmugMug pro account to do any linking with them.
    You can do it with the power account.

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