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Offline Ah.hell

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how to get ownership of a domain name?
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:37:38 AM »
I don't particularly want to do anything with it, maybe use it for custom emails and have domain name I like for future use by myself or my kids. 

So whats the cheapest way to get and maintain control over a domain name?

I've done a moderate amount of interneting, seems like there will be a price regardless and so far, I'm not sure its worth the prices I've seen. 

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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 10:32:54 AM »
GoDaddy.com
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 10:35:06 AM »
The easiest way might be to become a country. Or you have to in another way register your own TLD with ICANN, which isn't cheap and probably has maintenance costs (the article looks like an ad, so may or may not be accurate).

Other than that, you're just renting, or paying someone to point a domain to a machine.

Here's a list of registrars, broadly it costs $10-15 per year: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/cheapest-domain-name-registrations-2532066

Some additional suggestions: https://www.reddit.com/r/web_design/comments/3ht67e/what_is_good_place_to_buy_a_domain_name_ive_heard/
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 11:09:18 AM »
GoDaddy.com
I was hoping for something cheaper, as noted in the op. 

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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 12:37:04 PM »
I don't know about GoDaddy, but I have used Network Solutions for quite a few years. It is probably not the cheapest, but you can point several domains to different subdirectories on one hosting site, which cuts down the cost per domain.
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 03:06:37 PM »
Depending on what you want to do with the domain, you might want to use a provider like SquareSpace or Wordpress.com to buy your domain and host your site. I use DreamHost for my hosting and Hover for my registrations. I have some sites that use international names that Hover couldn't handle at the time... I'm not sure who i went with for those.

ETA I stopped using GoDaddy because of all the sleaze.
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 08:21:23 PM »
GoDaddy.com
I was hoping for something cheaper, as noted in the op.
I don't remember it being at all expensive. Relative, I guess.
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 09:16:40 PM »
Depends on the domain. Anywhere from $5 to $50 / year for common TLDs.
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 07:32:21 AM »
I use Namecheap.  $8.88/year for .com, and they’ve got good service.

Domains cost money. I’m not sure what exactly you’re expecting?
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »
I suspect initial outlay is an issue? 
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 12:17:05 PM »
I suspect initial outlay is an issue?

The fee for initial registration is the same as for subsequent years' registration.  And you can usually get a discount for multi-year registrations.
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 07:23:27 AM »
I use Namecheap.  $8.88/year for .com, and they’ve got good service.

Domains cost money. I’m not sure what exactly you’re expecting?

I have been pretty happy with NameCheap myself.
For the OP: You almost certainly want Whois Guard for your domain.   
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 08:54:22 AM »
Google also does Name Registration and it's also fairly cheap.  I think I have two of mine for something like $5 or $9 per year.


This is all assuming the name you want isn't registered by someone else.  There are a lot of squatters who speculate by buying up a large number of names in hopes that  'The Next Big Thing(tm)' will want the name and pay them thousands for it.

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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 11:21:06 AM »
I suspect initial outlay is an issue?

The fee for initial registration is the same as for subsequent years' registration.  And you can usually get a discount for multi-year registrations.
Some places, yes. (And it has been while, I admit.)
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Re: how to get ownership of a domain name?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2019, 12:07:29 PM »
I suspect initial outlay is an issue?

The fee for initial registration is the same as for subsequent years' registration.  And you can usually get a discount for multi-year registrations.
Some places, yes. (And it has been while, I admit.)

I’ve purchased my first domain in 2001, and I never paid more than $10 for any domain; nor have I ever paid more to register a domain than to renew it.

I use Namecheap.  $8.88/year for .com, and they’ve got good service.

Domains cost money. I’m not sure what exactly you’re expecting?

I have been pretty happy with NameCheap myself.
For the OP: You almost certainly want Whois Guard for your domain.   

That’s another benefit of NameCheap: private registration that keeps your personal information off the Whois record is free with registration, Whereas many other registrars either don’t offer proxy services or charge an additional fee ($10/year with GoDaddy).
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