Buying a Domain for E-mail

  Sebby 17:29 09 Oct 2006

I'm looking to buy a domain with some kind of email service. Ultimately, I want the domain for personal email and not for a website (perhaps a very, very small website may be put up eventually, but it's mainly for mail).

I don't really know what to go for. I use Microsoft Exchange at work (Outlook with Outlook Web Access) and I really like that setup (being able to access what looks exactly like Outlook, from a webpage, with all your emails there. But I don't know that this is definitely what I need (perhaps an overkill for personal email) so any advice would be great.

Also, can anyone suggest a 'method' of thinking up a domain name to buy? I know that may sound a bit strange, but all the obvious things - like my name and so on - are taken, and I'm not very creative.

Many thanks in advance. :-)

  pj123 18:59 09 Oct 2006

Don't know what you have tried so far but is still available.

So is

There are numerous variations that may still be available. Try your name with your house number ( or with your town

( etc.

  Forum Editor 19:06 09 Oct 2006

you'll need to register it, and the way to do that is via your chosen web host. Your name will have to be hosted so that you can set up mailboxes - most hosting packages allow for lots of mailboxes, so you can create addresses for friends and family.

  Sebby 19:06 09 Oct 2006

Okay thanks, I'll try and get creative. :-)

So can anyone help with a provider?

  anskyber 19:12 09 Oct 2006

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  anskyber 19:16 09 Oct 2006

Just a thought? click here

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