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Need advice on registering a domain please!

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Mjordan, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Well this will be the first domain that I have registered. I plan on registering it through godaddy and getting hosting with hostgator or justhost. Anybody oppose to this idea?

    But now the main question. Do I need to register it privately, or under fake info? The site will be mainly white hat with some gray hat mixed in possibly. So if I register it with fake info, what exactly need to be fake?

    Thanks for any help guys.
     
  2. yeahsure

    yeahsure Registered Member

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    Having used Godaddy for a long time, I advise to register your domain with Namecheap.com their shopping experience is a lot better (godaddy has like 5 steps filled with upsells) and you get free private whois.

    As for hosting, never used Hostgator but have only heard good things about them.

    Don't forget to search for coupons whenever you are going to grab a domain or hosting!
     
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  3. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Alright I believe I will use namecheap as I've heard some other people mention them over godaddy before.
     
  4. cagefighter

    cagefighter Junior Member

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    Everything you said is fine, dont really matter where u purchase the domain just make everything private, using a fake name really doesnt matter for one you will be a private domain but there is always paper trail no matter what if you pay for the domain with a credit card all your information has to line up and same with pay pal. I have over 5k domains 85% private and havent any issues... If Namecheap.com as yeahsure says offers it for free go with them.. Host gator is a great hosting company, rackspace as well there really is so many just get any linux hosting and ur good to go.
     
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  5. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Great info, thanks man. I believe I'll go with namecheap because godaddy charges a lot for private registration. And then I'll get hostgator hosting.

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. hersaccharine

    hersaccharine Newbie

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    Why use fake info if its white hat site? You can use real info and just choose the private whois in your namecheap account...just my 2cent.
     
  7. troybh

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    I would definately register with hostgator and have hostgator host. It will be a lot easier to set up especially for a nubee. Cost a couple bucks more but is worth it.
     
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    pmlharry Newbie

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    Apart from the reasons already mentioned above, another reason why I recommend registering your domains with NameCheap is because they offer discounts for renewals (for customers with a portfolio of at least 50 domains).

    Yes, you can find coupons for domain registration discounts at many other registrars, but that's only one-off. You will still have to pay full price after the 1st year when you renew your domain registrations.

    A discount for renewals is really useful if (when?) you register many domains. It really adds up in the long term. So help your bottom line by going with NameCheap. You won't regret it.
     
  9. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I just registered a domain with namecheap a few minutes ago and I'm about to buy hosting at hostgator.
     
  10. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Registered Member

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    Reads like an ad but it's good advice.
     
  11. kikkoman

    kikkoman Newbie

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    I would actually recommend name.com over namecheap. Since they offer lifetime free whois privacy versus namecheaps first year free.

    If you don't plan on using it for more than 1 year it doesn't really matter but I also think name.com are a few cents cheaper on .coms with discount coupon.
     
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  12. Charas

    Charas Registered Member

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    I use Vaioweb so i can pay with moneybookers and have never had any problems, free privacy too.
     
  13. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Thanks for that. I do plan on keeping this for more than a year. I've already bought the domain with namecheap for a year but if I remember to after it expires then I might repurchase it with name.com
     
  14. junkfood

    junkfood Registered Member

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    Everybody should be careful about Godaddy. They shut down the domain with 1-2 complaints, and want 100-200usd for reopen. If you get another - they shut down it permanently.
     
  15. c0ng0

    c0ng0 Newbie

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    go get something offshore or unpopular but have long establishment.
    as far as hosting, better get shared hosting first with big space and big bandwidth @ first, then U can go up the ladder at a later time.
     
  16. deign23

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    I agree. As I've been using domains. I've always purchased at namecheap. configuration is easy. it doesn't have floating and popping ADs around it. It doesn't also require sometimes i guess using ip addresses.

    I also have godaddy domain, when somebody here at BHW offered to transfer free 1000 .info domains. I got one.
     
  17. figgity

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    It's a bad idea to register domains with fake info. No. 1: It's hard to keep track of the fake info you use (if you are registering lots of domains). No. 2: If anything happens with the domain--like somebody tries to steal it from you by claiming to be the owner...you're sort of screwed.

    If you are concerned with people knowing that you own the domain, get name privacy. Or if you really must register it under a name under than your own, use your business name. In Washington, I have a main LLC, but I can DBA (doing business as) certificates. Just register under your DBA names. That way, it's legit.
     
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  18. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Thanks figgity, I decided to stop being stingy and spend an extra few dollars on private domain instead of fake info. And the first year is free with namecheap.