Free Domain Name Registration
A domain name - that was what I needed for my yet-to-be-made website. I had it all figured out. I got a web design and website content plan, I was aware that I required a Linux hosting solution and that I needed to register a domain name.
Asking Around Conveys Results
My principal quandary was what domain name to select for my web site. It had to be memorable, attractive, and, well, free to register! I went through quite a few before I came across one that had not been registered yet, but then I saw the inordinate price, since I had picked a .co.uk domain name. These country-code Top-Level Domains are obviously more costly than the popular .com, .net, .org, etc. domain names. With my small budget, I simply surrendered that idea and began contemplating finding a new web hosting vendor. I shared my idea with almost everyone I could think of who got an idea about websites and the web in general, so an acquaintance of mine presented to me the website NTChosting.com and exclaimed: "Here you go! Budget-priced web hosting plans! And a free-of-charge domain!"
I Discovered My Hosting Services Provider! Yay!
Needless to mention, in the beginning I thought that he was joking, but he wasn't. These guys from NTC Hosting furnish modest website hosting packages - on shared hosting servers, which does not seem to be a problem for small and mid-size web sites. Also, they are United Kingdom-based, and have hosting servers in Britain. Well, not only - but also in the USA, Scandinavia and Australia, but what I was looking for was a United Kingdom-based hosting solution anyway. The biggest asset, however, is that they give you a free domain if you sign up for one year rather than paying on a monthly basis! That does not refer to .co.uk domain names, unfortunately, because they are registered for a two-year period by default, but .com, .net, .eu, .de and a few other domains are offered for free, so how could I resist this free offering?
I'm Enjoying My New Web Hosting Packages Provider!
With the free domain name registration and their moderate domain name and hosting package prices, these blokes enticed me. I did sign up and even received a tool that could help me build my site - it is called Site Studio. A site builder with - I did try calculating but lost count! - more than 70 web page themes excellent for both commercial and personal web sites. Well, isn't that splendid? And the bonuses continue! I am one fortunate girl! Well, enough jabber from me, I should proceed with the creation of my website masterpiece!
|.COM (Commercial)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD|
|.NET (Network)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD|
|.INFO (Information)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$11.00 USD|
|.US (United States)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD|
|.BIZ (Business)||$11.45 USD||$22.90 USD||$11.45 USD|
|.CO.NZ (New Zealand)||$18.00 USD||$36.00 USD||$18.00 USD|
|.WS (Website)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.EU (European Union)||$7.00 USD||$14.00 USD|
|.TW (Taiwan)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.NAME (Personal)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$10.00 USD|