help with domain name

  wobbler 11:53 15 Nov 2006

I wish to setup a new web site using my own domain name, where do I start? Do i have to register my name with anybody or organisation and who do I get to host it , I know its probably a minefield but we all have to start somewhere.

  scotmax 12:34 15 Nov 2006

Have a look at and their site Getdootted .com.
Search to see if the name you want is available, decide if you wish to purchase, then get hosted via freeola for free. Well worth for starting off with your own site.

  Z1100 12:39 15 Nov 2006

to host my site. They will Register and Host your site and thier customer support is excellent.

click here

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5 GB of data transfer / month

Supported Technologies

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Perl (version 5.005_03) CGI scripts
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MySQL Database (version 4.0.12)
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Customised Error Pages
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  spuds 16:17 15 Nov 2006

These click here would do everything for you. They will also provide 'free' website building, as part of the package.

Would suggest, that when you require more information, you use the forum's Webdesign section. People who are into website building etc, are readily available to answer questions there.

  Forum Editor 19:02 15 Nov 2006

as spuds suggests, and I'm going to move it over there now.

  Griffon 21:29 15 Nov 2006

I found Freeola wasn't free unless you bought your internet access through them. Otherwise they're quite expensive as hosts i.e. something like £40 per year. You really have to read the small print before this is clear. I use the company Virtual Names for hosting and its about half what Freeola charges. I also found Freeola support very poor indeed.

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