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newbie question question about domain name thinkdifferent100 msg:4041400 3:41 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0) hi all. iam glad to join you in this wonderful forum. i have small question wondering why should i purchase domain name and hosting service separately? i was thinking that a hosting company (even known trusted ones) could give me free domain and cost me only for hosting so why should i pay for domain name from a site then transfer it to hosting service which in turn will also cost me for hosting ? what is the trick ....thank you
piatkow msg:4041421 3:59 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)
Watch out for "free domain" deals, they are often for the first year only.
The main reason for keeping registration and hosting separate is to avoid lock in to one provider. Having said that I started out that way then moved my hosting to the company that managed the domain.
rocker msg:4041428 4:07 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)
so why should i pay for domain name from a site then transfer it to hosting service which in turn will also cost me for hosting ?
You really don't transfer it to the hosting service, you just go to your cpanel with the registrar and change the DNS.
I second the "Watch out for free domains deals"
You can register a domain name for as little as USD$10