I did some surveys and asked people in forums about the better choices for a
host. What I found is that high-priced hosting goes with cheap domain-buying
rates and vice versa. They have tricks like:
-Free domain, then an outrageous price for hosting
-Cheap hosting and expensive domain rates, especially for longer terms
I believe the secret is to get the 'best of both'. I bought my domain from
Aplus (aplus.net) for USD 80, until 2014. I then transferred to catalyst2
who do extremely cheap hosting in the search for a good customer base.
You have to be aware that your domain must remain with the original host for
3 months, even if it only lies there idly. It won't cost you anything and it
is a matter of patience only, in the name of security. It cost me GBP 15
(USD ~25) to transfer my domain.
Good luck domain hunting!
----- Original Message -----
To: Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:42 AM
Subject: domain registration
> Hi Roy, hope things are well,
> I'd like to register and secure a few domain names...would you recommend a
> place in particular for doing this? I noticed the rate of $9.95/yr. on
> Whois.net to be fairly standard.
> Should I register at the same place that would possibly hosting my
> As you are "The Guru" on such matters your input is greatly appreciated.