__/ [ Jerry Stuckle ] on Sunday 05 March 2006 12:33 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Adrienne Boswell ] on Sunday 05 March 2006 09:43 \__
>>>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Water Cooler v2"
>>><wtr_clr@xxxxxxxxx> writing in news:1141539741.411961.172800
>>>>I want to create my own new website. I believe I first have to register
>>>>a domain name. I looked up Google and got a lot of links to websites
>>>>that let you register a domain name. I am asking for advise on whether
>>>>the cost to register is the only criteria for choosing a domain
>>>>registrar or is there some particular widely popular choice?
>>>>What're the few best choices? Thanks!
>>>I've been using GoDaddy <http://www.godaddy.com/> for years and have never
>>>had a problem with them. They have great music on hold (Bob Parson's
>>>personal pick), the few times I've had to call them.
>> I hear that GoDaddy are the wise and safe choice to stick with. If you
>> need to transfer domain ownerships, however, then you might as well con-
>> sider registering with the prospective Web host. There is a 3-month delay
>> when moving domain registration from one host to another, let alone if you
>> consider 'irregular' registrars. I am not sure if things have changed
>> since the last time I experienced and paid the toll of this.
>> Hope it helps,
> You should NEVER have your domain registration with your hosting
> company. This ties you to the hosting company, and if they turn out bad
> you may have a lot of trouble gaining control of your domain!
> Rather, register your domain with a reputable company like GoDaddy
> (which I use) and set up your host.
> And if you have a problem with the hosting company, you can move the
> site to a new host very quickly - a matter of hours while the new info
> propagates across the internet. No delays at all.
We all learn from mistake, Jerry. I appreciate your answer, which was
enlightening. I tried to get a bargain, registering my domain until 2014 for
just 85 bucks. It took 3 months to grab it, moving it from California to
Northern Ireland. In hindsight, this must have cost me. This dates back to
Best wishes and many thanks,
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