Paul Burke wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 12:41:07 GMT, Big Bill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 05:20:34 -0500, Paul Burke
>>>On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:11:11 GMT, Big Bill <email@example.com>
>>>>> I know
>>>>>that a long-term registration entails an advantage.
>>>>That's what we hear, whether it's true or not we arguably won't know
>>>>until some years hence.
>>>Thing is, a lot of hosting companies only allow one year max. Few
>>>offer 2 years. As for long term, I don't know of any, but doesn't mean
>>>there are none.
>>We're talking about registering domains, not hosting them.
> Same thing with a lot of hosting companies.
> The one I am with for example will automatically pay for the
> registration as it was done through them. A lot of hosting companies
> offer you to register via them (some will pay for it, some won't) but
> it is not often the case of being able to register it long term.
Paul, I bought my domain from APlus < http://www.aplus.net/ > in March 2004.
It cost me only $80 (GBP ~50 at the time) for 10 years. I had the domain
transferred to Catalyst2 < http://www.catalyst2.com/ > who provided hosting
at GBP 11.99 per year at the start. My site was brought up in August 2004
(ICANN delays is a policy) and has been inexpensive to run thus far.
Roy S. Schestowitz