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Becca30251
02-06-2008, 08:31 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a domain? We are a new business and we need to keep cost at a minimum, but we also want people to be able to find us. Our community is mostly a summer community, so the people that will be looking for our services will be looking from other areas in the state or even from out of state and we want to be easily accessable via a website. Any help that you can give us would be great.

ABurlison
02-06-2008, 09:13 PM
I would use GODADDY.com, they are fairly inexpensive for domains and they do have build it yourself websites.GODADDY.COM (http://www.godaddy.com)

ritchiem
02-06-2008, 10:36 PM
1and1.com (http://www.1and1.com) is my pick. I have all of my websites hosted through them. They are running a great promotion atm as well. Check them out...any help you need let me know.

Steve
02-07-2008, 07:30 AM
How has the customer support been for you both for these web hosting companies?

I know even I get stuck a lot when using different web hosting companies. Trying to figure out how their system works etc.

Have you had any problems in the past and if so, were you able to get it resolved with their support?

ritchiem
02-07-2008, 08:09 AM
GoDaddy.com for me was a nightmare when it came to customer support. Transferring domains or changing you hosting package would be like pulling teeth. Every time I got someone on the phone, all they did was read pre-written text from a screen. Nothing got resolved either.

1and1.com on the other hand is fantastic. You get knowlegeable people on the other end, and they work things out with you. Not 'Try this and if that doesn't work then call us back'...arg. They will be getting my business for the years to come.

***Disclaimer*** These are my opinions and mine alone. This is in no regard to badmouth any hosting company http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Steve
02-07-2008, 09:59 AM
Quote[/b] ]GoDaddy.com for me was a nightmare when it came to customer support. Transferring domains or changing you hosting package would be like pulling teeth. Every time I got someone on the phone, all they did was read pre-written text from a screen. Nothing got resolved either.

LOL this has been my experience too! It was basically you are on your own. I just barely was able to get stuff up and running with them but most people just don't know anything about web development or hosting and therefore I am sure it would be a nightmare.

Quote[/b] ]1and1.com on the other hand is fantastic. You get knowlegeable people on the other end, and they work things out with you. Not 'Try this and if that doesn't work then call us back'...arg. They will be getting my business for the years to come.

How long have they been in business for? How do they charge for their support?

ritchiem
02-07-2008, 10:03 AM
Quote[/b] ]How long have they been in business for? How do they charge for their support?

They have been in business for 20 years. Free customer support...24/7.

Steve
02-07-2008, 10:06 AM
20 years! My gosh! That's older than the internet itself http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif LOL

ritchiem
02-07-2008, 10:11 AM
well for the general public that is....I wonder what they did before that? I have been trying to find out...but to no avail.

makbootzy
02-14-2008, 01:16 AM
I have a domain with yahoo..say in a year I want to purchase a domain from somone else will I be abe to use the same domain name after it expires on yahoo?

ritchiem
02-14-2008, 08:27 AM
well the last thing you want to do is let your domain expire. Your luck will be that someone nabs it and tries to sell it back to you...it really does happen. So don't let it expire.

What you can do is transfer your domain to a different hosting company. You see, yahoo, 1and1, godaddy and other hosting companies don't own your domain, or even sell it to you. They are an affiliate of a much larger organization that they pay to be allowed to sell domains.

In order to transfer domains you will need a conf number from your existing hosting company that registered your domain. Then you need to accept a few emails from the registrar office. The process can take up to one week.

Steve
02-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Quote[/b] ]well the last thing you want to do is let your domain expire. Your luck will be that someone nabs it and tries to sell it back to you...it really does happen. So don't let it expire.

Very True! This has happened to a couple of people I know and they wound up paying thousands of dollars to buy it back.

makbootzy
02-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Thats good to know....I paid 1.99 for my domain from yahoo but I seen this post and the 1and1 comment and checked the site out.....good deals!

LGYardService
02-17-2008, 06:49 PM
Hey guys,

I was using godaddy but then Robert and I transferred my domain to 1and1. Currently i havent done much but i hired Robert to make me a website.

Robert, i havent talked to you lately. LOL I got a few emeails from 1and1 about the transfer. I would appreciate it if we could chat. Thanks!

Luke

ritchiem
02-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Hey Luke...I think by Robert you mean Richard???

I sent you an email regarding the domain transfer? Did you not get it?

Let me know so we can move forward.

LGYardService
02-17-2008, 08:24 PM
hahahaha
I'm soo sorry Richard. I wasnt even thinking about what i was typing. I got home this morning at like 4 cause i was at a trackmeet all this weekend. Sry if I dont make a whole lot of sense...im a little tired http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

But anyways..i dont think i got your email. what do you think we should do? I'm not sertain that the transfer went through correctly? conatct me with info
I'll be on like all tonight so maybe we can IM or somethin and get this thing finally going http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Thanks! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Steve
02-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Luke do you have skype?

LGYardService
02-18-2008, 12:56 PM
Steve,

No i dont right now, but I think im gonna download the program. I have listen to a few of the podcasts and I really like them! When is the next one? I would love to talk on one like the previous one with a some of the forum members. Let me know cause it sound like a lot of fun. Thanks!

Luke http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Steve
02-18-2008, 05:21 PM
This Thursday night.

LGYardService
02-18-2008, 07:07 PM
Thursday you got it!

So is it open to any forum members or how does that work? And what time approximately do you think it will begin? Cause I'd love to take part it in. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Thanks Steve

ritchiem
02-18-2008, 08:13 PM
Hey Luke...lets hook up tomorrow after you get home. Get this website rolling.

LGYardService
02-18-2008, 08:32 PM
OK sounds good Richard!

I'll probably be on around 5 30 mountain time.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif