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Domain Name?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sirelewop, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. sirelewop

    sirelewop Newbie

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    Lemme give you a run-down:

    1. I have a pseudo-website. (I have a bunch of HTML files and some PHP Scripts all running on an Apache server.)

    2. This site is running from a Dell Poweredge in my basement.

    3. I have the site running through DynDNS

    4. This means that the URL for the site is something like this: MYSITEHERE.ath.cx

    5. I found a website that gives you free hosting, if you have a Domain name.


    And this is why I am asking you guys for help;

    I want to know where the best place to get a domain name is.

    I know what I want and I have looked to see if its in use, and it isn't.

    I also want to know if i can continue hosting the site from my home server once I get the domain name, or if I need to switch to a remote server.

    Any tips, suggestions, and all help is appreciated.

    (P.S. I know the risks of hosting the server from my house, and I know I'll be taking a performance hit as well.)
     
  2. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    Name.com and Namecheap.com seem to be the most popular. GoDaddy is ok if you are going to stay white hat.

    I don't know much about hosting a site on a home computer. My guess would be if you home computer has a static IP address you should be able to do it, but I don't know why you would want to.
     
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  3. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    NAME.com would be great for a domain.
    Check the section two click above for promo codes.

    If i were you,
    i'd just use hostgator.
    Cheap hosting, you get the first month for 1cent, its all good.

    If you're going to sign up for hostgator, please PM me so i can give you my referral link.
    tyvm
     
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  4. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    risky, but good idea to start.

    But be warned: I cannot remember exactly how it works, but dyndns is configured in a way that it updates the a records quickly (your router or desktop app), so the domain is mostly pointing to the right ip.

    I doubt that this is possible with name/namecheap/etc. Instead of pointing to a IP you could maybe point in e.g. namecheap to a domain, but am not sure which request is then passed to your webserver.

    I think dyndns offers also dynamic ip for serious domain names, did you already check? Or too expensive?

    cooooookies

     
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  5. sirelewop

    sirelewop Newbie

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    I'm really, really cheap. xD

    will do.

    and thanks for all the help guys!
     
  6. sirelewop

    sirelewop Newbie

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    I took a look, Google offers domain names for about 10$ and DynDNS casts about 15$.

    its not a big difference, but still its money. xD
     
  7. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    Why do you need to pay for hosting? According to you:

    5. I found a website that gives you free hosting, if you have a Domain name.

    Just use them when you get your domain name. Are you doing any Black Hat stuff? How much room does your site take?
     
  8. peter1988

    peter1988 BANNED BANNED

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    for sure....i WILL go for Namecheap.c0m... as for webhost...lunarpages.c0m...

    Both service and quality are very good !
     
  9. isritter

    isritter Junior Member

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    I use GoDaddy which is NOT a fan favorite here. I anticipate moving to NameCheap within the next year or so whenever my domain load increases. Transferring domains can be a chore, especially with locking and privacy.

    NameCheap seems to be the popular one that BWH'ers tend to talk about.

    If you are looking for a good, keyword-rich domain name, you can go to the link below and it will tell you what is available for your targeted keyword.

    Code:
    http://www.webconfs.com/keyword-rich-domain-suggestions.php
     
  10. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    The only thing I don't like about namecheap is there are no coupons or discounts for renewals. At least none that I have found. I see them occasionally for new regs, but not renewals. I can always get cheap renews at GD, usually no more than $7.50.

    If you wanted to go through the hassle you can transfer them back and forth between registrars, they always seem to have a deal on that. You usually need to do it before 60 till expiration.