Free Domain Name Registration
A domain - that was what I needed for my yet-to-be-launched website. I had it all planned out in my head. I had a website design and web content plan, I knew that I needed a Linux-based web site hosting solution and that I had to register a domain.
Asking Around Gives Results
My main quandary was what domain to select for my site. It had to be easy-to-memorize, catchy, and, well, free to register! I examined quite a few until I came across one that was available for registration, but then I spotted the excessive price, as I had picked a .co.uk domain name. These country-specific domains are obviously more expensive than the popular .com, .net, .org, etc. domain names. With my scarce allowance, I simply gave up that idea and began contemplating finding another website hosting supplier. I shared my idea with almost everybody I knew who got a clue about websites and the Internet in general, so a comrade of mine presented to me the site NTChosting.com and said: "Here you go! Affordable hosting plans! And a free domain name registration!"
I Discovered My Web Host! Yippee!
It goes without saying that at first I thought that he was kidding, but he wasn't. These fellows from NTChosting supply inexpensive website hosting packages - on shared servers, which does not seem to be a problem for small and average-sized websites. Also, they are based in the UK, and have web hosting servers in Britain. Well, not only - but also in the USA, Sweden and Australia, but what I was looking for was a UK-based hosting solution anyway. The greatest perk, however, is that they offer a free-of-charge domain name if you register for a year rather than paying on a monthly basis! That does not refer to .co.uk domain names, regrettably, as they are registered for a period of 2 years by default, but .com, .net, .de, .eu and several other domains come free of charge, so how could I resist this free offer?
I'm Enjoying My New Hosting Services Provider!
With the free domain name registration and their low domain and web hosting plan prices, these blokes won me over. I did sign up and even got a software tool that could help me create my web site - it is called Site Studio. A web site building tool with - I did attempt counting but lost count! - over seventy website layouts excellent for both commercial and personal web pages. Now, isn't that wonderful? And the bonuses continue! I am one fortunate girl! Now, enough jabber from me, I should proceed with the making of my website magnum opus!