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Old 28th December 2009, 08:27 AM
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I'm going to be setting up my own server soon, but have some questions...

Where do you guys recommend I get a domain name from?

I have looked at GoDaddy for now. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 28th December 2009, 05:51 PM
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It will depend on what country you are in.

I use 1and1.co.uk.
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Old 28th December 2009, 06:07 PM
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I'm in USA.
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Old 28th December 2009, 06:13 PM
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I'm going to be setting up my own server soon, but have some questions...

Where do you guys recommend I get a domain name from?

I have looked at GoDaddy for now. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Do you mean running a server from home and just need a name(free), or paying for a server in which case they should offer a free name.
or have i misunderstood the question again
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Old 28th December 2009, 06:16 PM
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LOL. Thanks for the reply dangermouse.

I mean I will be running the server from home and to buy/register a domain name. (you mention 'free', it does not have to be free, don't you have to pay for domain names and renew them annualy?)

No, I don't want to pay for someone hosting my site. I will do that myself.
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Old 28th December 2009, 06:22 PM
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LOL. Thanks for the reply dangermouse.

I mean I will be running the server from home and to buy/register a domain name. (you mention 'free', it does not have to be free, don't you have to pay for domain names and renew them annualy?)

No, I don't want to pay for someone hosting my site. I will do that myself.
No you dont/shouldnt need to pay (i dont) i use dyndns, for a free name

http://www.dyndns.com/
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Old 30th December 2009, 04:33 AM
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name.com is good.

The only problem i see is that from time to time you get time outs while trying to update things on name.com.
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Old 30th December 2009, 05:19 AM
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Godaddy is cheap, and it works. <shrug>. I use DynDNS and point godaddy to it. No complaints--they're not popular in some circles, but that is probably for people with more sophisticated needs than I have. If you use dyndns, you don't *have* to pay for a domain name, but you're limited to their choices, such as homeunix.net and the like. (You can also pay them and get a custom name, I think. Not sure about that.)
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Old 30th December 2009, 05:22 AM
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I have half my domains at godaddy.

Their page SUCKS.

And their charge 9 bucks per year for private registration.

name.com is free.
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Old 30th December 2009, 08:05 AM
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Hmm... so Godaddy? I'm confused.

It seems most of you (2 out 3) are using Godaddy, but hate it
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Old 30th December 2009, 11:44 AM
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Sounds accurate. I don't HATE it, but do agree with kwanbis that their pages could errm, be better.
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Old 30th December 2009, 06:33 PM
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As far as I know if you don't use a registrar like Godaddy and instead use a free domain name from somewhere like dyndns, you don't actually own the name, and if you want to pick up your domain and move it to some other hosting you'll have to find a new domain name.

Oh, and fwiw I have all my domains registered at GoDaddy and have zero problems with them (or their website).
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Old 30th December 2009, 06:37 PM
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Problem with godaddy, besides their HORRIBLE page and dns control tool, is that they are more expensive:

Godaddy private registration: 9+9 = 18
name.com private registration: 9

And i'm sure you want private registration.

Also, name.com dns admin is much better, and it even integrates with google apps.

The only problem with them is during their happy hours, they get swamped and don't respond very fast.

---------- Post added at 03:37 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 03:37 PM CST ----------

Problem with godaddy, besides their HORRIBLE page and dns control tool, is that they are more expensive:

Godaddy private registration: 9+9 = 18
name.com private registration: 9

And i'm sure you want private registration.

Also, name.com dns admin is much better, and it even integrates with google apps.

The only problem with them is during their happy hours, they get swamped and don't respond very fast.
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Old 31st December 2009, 08:37 PM
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LOL. Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I will go with Godaddy.
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Old 1st January 2010, 02:31 AM
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I use dyndns. I can use up to 5 different website names from dyndns.org and its all freebie, currently using 3 for now.

I use the ddclient package with dyndns.org and it never fails me.
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