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Long time reader, first time poster.
Over the past few years I have amassed a couple of hundred domain names, some personal and some for clients. All of our website hosting is organized based on the clients requirements, which could be anywhere in the world. So I am now wondering if it could be completely separate from host /email etc.
So my questions are such:
1: What is this hosting typically called? Domain Name Hosting? Sound like a silly question but i want to make sure i am getting my terminology correct :)
2: Would it be wise to find a low cost domain hosting service and simply point names at the servers? Currently we pay about 10usd a year for .coms.
3: Does anyone have any recommendation for low cost name hosting service providers?
Welcome to WebmasterWorld wildwill
I've read your post several times but still confused as to what you are asking or require!
You have several names, some are used for real websites and some are parked, correct?
Does each client live website have their own hosting or do you provide it?
If you provide the hosting do you have a reseller account? For insstance I can host as many sites as I like and never get anywhere near my bandwidth allowance for about USD 60 per month.
USD 10 a year for .coms is ok, what's the question?
What is it that you want to do?
Am I missing something simple?
Sorry for the confusion :)
Yes we have several reseller website hosting accounts spread all over the world and else are not my concern.
I am only asking about the actually domain name hosting itself.
I was wondering how cheap we can get the year renewal down to and if there is any extra risk that we would incur by stepping away from the big domain host ing companies.
[edited by: Webwork at 4:09 pm (utc) on Aug 3, 2012]
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Of course now i look into it they .com price is actually between 9-10 bucks :) sneaky "From just" wording!
but the question is still valid as i would like to know any other cheaper domain name hosting companies out there and any risk we might in cure by stepping away for the larger providers.
Your dotcom price would drop to just over $8.00 per domain with a pro "discount" account at g daddy*..
Just went into mine and checked , I have around 250 with them..( and some with another part of their business ) my others, dot frs and some other "non English" tlds..are with French speaking registrars.. where I pay over double that figure..
I would add that price is not the only consideration ..from my point of view being able to get a human on the phone from anywhere I might be in the world to deal with domain names and not just have the option of a support ticket or an email..is very important, for registrars and also for hosting accounts..
*the "upselling" can be irritating, or, you can avert your eyes..btw..I don't host anything there..their interface is kludgy..and one never hosts with the domains registrar..
Hi wildwill. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.
My advice, when it comes to using any "mass market" company, is "test, test, test" - to see what you get for your money and to see if the company delivers on its promises (marketing).
"You get what you pay for" is a fundamental truth, with the exception of new firms that are burning through VC$ to keep costs temporarily low in order to build up a client base - or, in rare cases, in situations where patented disruptive technology gives a new market entrant a temporary advantage in pricing. (Hosting isn't quite new tech so such advantages are rarities. It's mostly about how little service you will get or how slow the servers will run once they are maxed out.)
Forums can be of "some help" in making a choice but, invariably, you will see that there are many "favorites" in most mature verticals.
I understand that the easiest approach to probing for "answers/solutions" is to ask the direct question: "Tell me who to choose/pick (or not pick and why)?". Unfortunately, as forums go, allowing such dialogue offer results in no real dialogue at all but, instead, an endless flow of promotional posts/threads. Even though we don't allow "tell me who" threads we DO our best to guide people in the selection or choice making process by other means: suggesting approaches, etc.
FWIW, it's been my experience that much is often gained, in working through the important decisions in life/business, by working on the questions to ask. In other words, instead of anyone "handing you a fish" ("Hey, use company X!) we might do you better by offering lessons and guidance in "how to fish".