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Domain name - how to register and who to register with?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I want to buy a domain name (like http://www....)
How do I go about this?
And also any suggestions on guides or templates for website design?
Thank you, I know nothing about this!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
Go on [URL="www.123reg.co.uk"]123 Reg[/URL]

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1 Like #2
i always used ukreg.com for my domains, used namecheap aswel, but i prefer ukreg
you can get a custom template designed or use a free one, a good site for free templates iw
[url]www.clantemplates.com[/url] and [url]www.zymic.com[/url]
hope this helps
1 Like #3
[url]www.godaddy.com[/url]

That's where I get mine, and you can pay via paypal.
#4
I'm checking them out now. Super, thanks.
#5
What is the difference between the domain name companies - once you choose the name do they do anything different from eachother. Silly question I'm sure, totally new to this!
#6
Umm...what is web hosting? Do I need to buy it now? Do I need to buy the email bit now or can I organise that later?
#7
To set up, Yes, so you have that website and its yours!
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hdixon85
What is the difference between the domain name companies - once you choose the name do they do anything different from eachother. Silly question I'm sure, totally new to this!


If you are using a .com domain, then buying from the US will be cheaper. If its a co.uk, then buy from the UK.

Once you have bought the domain, then chose the host for your site. I wouldnt recommend using the same company. The domain host will have a control panel, you just tell it where your host is (from within nameservers)

To advise a bit more, you need to give a bit more info on what the site you want to host will be - ie blog, photos, shop, forum etc etc etc

Its easy and cheap to do and a lot of fun to learn on the way.
#9
dontdothatagain
To set up, Yes, so you have that website and its yours!


You mean I need the webhosting as well as the name?
#10
hdixon85
You mean I need the webhosting as well as the name?


Yes, that what he means.
#11
guv
If you are using a .com domain, then buying from the US will be cheaper. If its a co.uk, then buy from the UK.

Once you have bought the domain, then chose the host for your site. I wouldnt recommend using the same company. The domain host will have a control panel, you just tell it where your host is (from within nameservers)

To advise a bit more, you need to give a bit more info on what the site you want to host will be - ie blog, photos, shop, forum etc etc etc

Its easy and cheap to do and a lot of fun to learn on the way.


I'm looking for it to be fun, give me something to do and if it can make me a bit of money woo hoo! It's more of an information website, hard to explain as I don't know myself exactly!!
I just used 123 reg and just this minute bought the name - exciting!! Only had the idea last night and went through 123 reg as someone had reccommended it and also quidco.
#12
hdixon85
You mean I need the webhosting as well as the name?


Sorry, was busy, but you got the answer, thats the main thing! :-D
#13
kyalion
Yes, that what he means.


Now I have just bought the name, if I don't get webhosting straight away can someone else take my website?
#14
I take it the webhosting is, in very simple words, the thing which holds the website on the www? Keeps it up and working?

I have just done a round of reps to say thank you to everyone. You are being so amazing and helpful, thank you. It is appreciated.
#15
No problem!

Helping a fellow HUKD'er!
#16
Just to check, I need webhosting to put the website online but in the meantime, as I purchased the name, noone can use the website name and use it even if they have webhosting?!
#17
No. You have purchased it, so no-body can have it.
#18
Fab. So I can ponder the site and faff around for a while before I get round to thinking about website design - eeek. This is definately going to test me, my computer skills, my patience and my imagination, great! I'm very excited, never done anything like this before, and if it is a disaster (or more like my skills disasterous) I'll have only lost £25 (minus quidco of course). Thank you for your help.
banned#19
hdixon85
Fab. So I can ponder the site and faff around for a while before I get round to thinking about website design - eeek. This is definately going to test me, my computer skills, my patience and my imagination, great! I'm very excited, never done anything like this before, and if it is a disaster (or more like my skills disasterous) I'll have only lost £25 (minus quidco of course). Thank you for your help.


What have you just paid £25 for? A .co.uk from 123reg costs £6 for 2 years.
#20
if you do need some free hosting, i reccommend [url]www.110mb.com[/url], they have tons of storage and bandwidth all for free
#21
hdixon85
Fab. So I can ponder the site and faff around for a while before I get round to thinking about website design - eeek. This is definately going to test me, my computer skills, my patience and my imagination, great! I'm very excited, never done anything like this before, and if it is a disaster (or more like my skills disasterous) I'll have only lost £25 (minus quidco of course). Thank you for your help.


What package did you choose?

How much Quidco did you get?
#22
I got it .co.uk and .com. The .com was the expensive one at £17 something +VAT
Quidco wise, it should be 6.5% I think, probably off the VAT free prices.
That free webhosting sounds great. I am going to check out those free website tempates too, buy the dummies guide to website design (or something like it) and think about how I want the website to look. All very exciting!
This is just going to be a fun project, something to enjoy and be proud of - hopefully!!
banned#23
hdixon85
I got it .co.uk and .com. The .com was the expensive one at £17 something +VAT
!


If you had taken the advice given, you could have bought your .com domain for $5.95

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