scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Free Webspace
Marcie Ewasko (Cellomar@AOL.COM
Tue May 16 2000 - 09:16:12 CDT
I've been receiving several requests for more information about registering
domain names and free hosting. I'm going out of town tomorrow and won't have
access to my own files for a few days, so I'm going to post the information
here for those of you who are interested in this subject.
I'm assuming you are looking for your own domain name? Most likely you will
have to pay for the registration, although there are a couple of places that
don't charge. Up until recently the fee was $70 for the first 2 years, $35
each year afterwards. There are quite a few sites that are now registering
you for much less. You can move your domain to another host by changing DNS
information. It takes several days for that to go into effect though. Some
places give free domain hosting, but they include pop-ups or banner ads. They
usually offer some kind of service where you can avoid those by paying a
monthly fee. These normally run around $29 per month for a start-up site. I
just transferred my domain to 50megs.com . They charge $5.95 per month for
the premium account (no ads).
One site that I have seen advertised many times is Bizland.com . While it
looks like they host only businesses, it's my understanding that they also
host non-profits. I'm not sure what the ad policy is.
http://www.domaininvestigator.com/default.cfm This is where I registered
my domain name. They charge a monthly fee for hosting, however.
http://www.worldzone.net/ss/antelope/space_domain.html A small list of free
http://name0.com/ NameZero. I'm not too sure about this place yet, as it
gives you a free domain registration as well as hosts your site for free.
However, technically you don't own the domain. They do. It also can take
several months to get your name registered with them.
http://www.romanic.com/html/news.shtml Your Domain Bible Tons of
information here about domain names, how to register, and what they entail.
http://www.freewebspace.net/ Good starting point after you've read the
http://www.autoforward.com/ Not free, but pretty cheap. They don't actually
give you webspace, but point your domain name to the URL you're at now. I
believe it renames it to "www.yourname.com"
I hope some of this helps. Once you start looking into this, you'll find
links that will take you to sites that also host domains for free.
Semoran Springs District Vice-Chairman of Communications and webmistress