reserving a domain name

  lonemascot 13:39 08 Sep 09
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I have just set up a company and want to reserve a domain name so that I can have a website created at a later date.

There are loads of sites that offer domain name registration for very little money. £2.90 per year etc.

What i want to know is; do i have to register the domain name with the same company that i will later want to host my site?

Another question. I only need space for a few pages and a couple of email addresses. Are there any sites that will host this very cheaply or even free?

Thanks

  dukeboxhero 16:23 08 Sep 09

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you could try this one lonemascot , i used it before and its a bit limited but might suit you for what you want

  southhead 16:48 08 Sep 09

I'm not sure about the first part of your question, but in my experience free hosting sites usually display a huge banner advertisement on your home page so are unsuitable for a business. I only pay £30 every two years to have my site hosted, and I'm sure others are even cheaper.

By the way once you've chosen your domain name e.g. xxxxx.co.uk, have a look and see what's on xxxx.com. Xxxxx.net etc...before you commit yourself. I came up with a great name for my family history site, which was available as .co.uk only to find someone was already using the samename.com for a soft porn site.

  Pineman100 18:44 08 Sep 09

Quite a number of hosting companies will offer you a domain name very cheaply if you buy their hosting services. However, if you move to a different hosting company, you may lose the domain name.

If you want to ensure that a .co.uk domain is yours exclusively, regardless of where it is hosted, your best bet is to register it with Nominet. click here

You'll have to pay an annual fee to them to ensure that the domain remains yours.

  lonemascot 00:44 09 Sep 09

Cheers guys. I've found a cheap hosting company that'll register the domain name for 2 years and it'll only cost me 9.99 per year.

click here

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