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Re: Domain hosting and registration

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  • TYMDesigns
    To set up your own domain (ie: www.yourdomainname.com), you must go to a domain registrar. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is
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      To set up your own domain (ie: www.yourdomainname.com), you must go
      to a domain registrar. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
      and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to
      assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol
      parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server
      system management functions previously performed under U.S.
      Government contract by IANA and other entities.

      When registering YOUR DOMAIN, you should be sure that you are dealing
      with an ICANN-Accredited Registrar. ICANN currently accredits domain-
      name registrars for the following Top Level Domains:

      .aero, (restricted to certain members of the global aviation

      .biz, (restricted to businesses).

      .com, .info, .name (restricted to individuals), .net, and.org.

      For the complete listing of ICANN ACCREDITED DOMAIN NAME REGISTRARS,
      go to http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html.

      For complete information on ICANN, go to http://www.icann.org/.

      I would recommend GANDI for your domain registration. Gandi is rated
      5 stars! They provide excellent support and, with GANDI, unlike some
      other registrars, you, and you alone, OWN the domain. The price is
      great ... 12 Euros a year! - about $10.00 in US currency. Gandi is
      an ICANN accredited registrar.

      Domain hosting can be handled in one of two ways. Many registrars,
      including Gandi, will handle the redirection of access to your
      website. For example, if your website is hosted on Angelfire, you
      are unable to point visitors directly to your website via your domain
      name (Angelfire does not provide that capability). In other words,
      when someone enters your domain URL (www.yourdomainname.com) into
      their browser, they are NOT sent directly to your website. Instead,
      GANDI (and some other registrar/redirection hosts) will intercept the
      user's request and redirect them to your Angelfire (or whatever)
      hosted website. This also applies to email sent to your domain. The
      registrar/redirection hosts will redirect the email to your email
      service providor.

      Other hosts (such as HyperMart) will host your top-level domain
      (HyperMart is NOT a registrar, it is a HOST). By using a host that
      allows direct access, users who enter your domain URL into their
      browser will be transported DIRECTLY to your site. This type of
      hosting service also provides email services for your domain, whether
      direct (POP3) or redirected.

      For a complete listing of both FREE and PAY hosting services, check
      out http://www.FreeWebspace.net - FreeWebspace.net is the largest
      searchable guide to free webspace providers on the Internet. You can
      find a free webhost by using a simple search on the site or you can
      view a complete list of free personal webspace providers.

      If you are planning on building a BUSINESS site or a PERSONAL site
      and do NOT wish to have the hosting service place banners or other
      forms of advertising on your site, you will need to obtain pay
      hosting. It is highly recommended that you NOT use a free host for a
      business site.

      It should also be noted that many search engines will NOT list sites
      utilizing a free hosting service.

      If you are new to website building and HTML, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
      that you start with a FREE host...even if you plan on building a
      business site. This way, you will not be spending any money on
      hosting during the period of time that it takes to build your site.
      Once your site is built, you can easily move or copy it to a pay
      hosting service.

      Hostspot - at http://www.hostspot.com - provides you with quite an
      impressive listing of pay hosts. You can use their search engine to
      find an applicable host, browse a listing of all pay hosts and obtain
      complete information regarding all services available.

      Hope that helps you out.

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