Last post Jun 21, 2005 04:42 PM by vljw8202
Jun 20, 2005 03:30 PM|vljw8202|LINK
I'm getting closer to have my own web site. Hardware is ready, OS installed, ASP turned on, web pages written, signed up a faster internet connection plan and what's next? Does anybody have a check list? I think next is to resgister a domain name, are
there any tips or concerns to register one? I just did a reserach and found price varies. Why do the prices have a big difference? Also is it a MUST to sign up a DNS service? I found price ranged from 9.95 to 29.95, what is the difference?
All comments will be appreciated.
Jun 21, 2005 06:18 AM|KristoferG|LINK
A domain name is not required to have a website, but i helps your visitors to remember your website (imagine remember the IP number vs remember a domain name).
Anyway, when buying a domain name, you should make sure that _you_ own the domain name. Some registrars register the domain name in their name, so they are the owner (but you paid for it...). This can give you problems in future.
Prices (for the name) may be different because it may vary what you get. Some will give you DNS service included, and some will just register the name. Some will also let you administrate the domain name yourself, others will charge you when you need to
do any modifications (such as changing the name server for the domain). If you plan to use the name, you need DNS service. The price may also vary depending on the TLD you choose.
For DNS, you must evaluate what you need. Do you need multiple subdomains? Do you need dynamic update (running the webserver on a dynamic IP, which is _not_ recommended)? Some companies charge extra for subdomains, other dont. If you are unsure if the company
offer what you need, ask them!
Another thing to keep in mind is email. Will you run your own email server? Do you want someone else to run your email server? These days the preffered way is to let a hosting company run the email server, because it is important that it is configured properly,
and that the email server is not listed in any blacklists (otherwise emails can be lost, and customers can be lost).
Jun 21, 2005 10:09 AM|vljw8202|LINK
Jun 21, 2005 12:09 PM|KristoferG|LINK
Jun 21, 2005 04:42 PM|vljw8202|LINK