Hey I have been doing a fair amount of research and found mixed opinions on this matter. Was hoping you guys could help me clarify this and a few other issues... I want to target local traffic, so would hosting my site local, help my site rank for local searches? I know that question alone should answer the question, but the thing is I don't trust the local hosting companies . My first choice would be to host my site with Dreamhost, but I see that they dont have the .de extension, example (xxx.mysite.de). So if I already have the xxx.mysite.de domain can I host it with them? O yeah just a tip: I am sure you guys know this already, but just some info for the ones that didn't.... Dreamhost's affiliate program pays 97$ per signup....if you have 5 signups in a month you get paid the same month the lead signed up in. I have 5 people lined up already all I need is the answer to the above question.