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    Question Know any cheap web domains?

    I need to buy a name and domain, but it's only for a simple project, namely to promote my band - every band needs an online identity in this day and age! So I don't wanna spend loads on it. I built the site already in FrontPage so I need a site that accepts uploads, which most of the offers I keep finding seem not to. I'm a student therefore POOR so I don't wanna blow loads. I found a site before that offered an excellent package for £10 a month, but I'd maxed out my credit at that point and couldn't buy it - but now I can't find it at all! SO I was wondering if anyone could recommend any place I could get a good deal; I'm really not sure what I'm looking for, I don't get what half the stuff they advertise *means*! And I don't like how everything is in US$, it scares me! It means I don't know *exactly* how much I'm paying! I hoped people could share with me their experiences of buying domain names etc and how successful they'd been, because I really need to do this and don't really know how to go about it. Thanks!

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    Not sure finding cheap good quality UK domain companies is hard. I hate to say it but it would be cheaper to get a hosting package with domain included. Or you could try a .tk although I personally do not like them (they put in a small frame)

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    Try www.icdsoft.com
    It's the best/cheapest domain hosting i've come across.
    Cheers!
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    You could also try clarahost:

    http://www.uk.clara.net/hosting/clarahost/matrix.phtml

    They have some good packages starting from £30 a year and also support FrontPage (yuk)extensions.
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    Cheaper than both of those is www.supanames.co.uk - £18 a year 35 meg space full CGI PHP unlimited transfer free domain (UK domains or £7.50 for .net .com etc) icdsoft prices are in $$ not what she wanted.

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    Brilliant, although I love the layout of icdsoft it's not as cheap or coherent for me as supanames.co.uk which is perfect for the purpose, thankyou redgore I hadn't even come across this site in my trawling! You are a star!

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    you could always start an account here on AO under the bands name and use AO naming service. bandname.antionline.org and point it to a free website.
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    that's actually a really good idea! BUT I already just bought a .net account which I'm happy with, and I really wanted plain bandname.net, most of our fans have difficulty comprehending the internet and think they can find what they want by typing www.target.com/net/co.uk - .org is definitely beyond them, and so is having extra words in the address! Lol, I'm not really selling the band here am I if that's our support group! Nah it's cool, I'm all sorted and I think all is well, although I'll definitely take advantage of the AO option at a later date...

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    Well, I don't know how fast your transfer would be across the pond, but http://www.phpwebhosting.com has the best prices I've seen for the number of services you get here in the States. $9.99/month for a ton of services:

    * MySQL database
    * 125MB diskspace (more if needed)
    * unmetered POP mail boxes (you can setup multiple users @ your domain.com each with their own password)
    * unmetered email aliases
    * available subdomains (ie store.bandname.net, webmail.bandname.net, frank.bandname.net. ftp.bandname.net is created for you upon setup)
    * unmetered traffic up/downloads (just added an OC-12)
    * full cgi-bin support
    * access to custom web-stats
    * use of their SSL certificate (you can also provide your own)
    * custom 404 error pages
    * shell access! (SSH)

    I sound like an ad, but I really like them. I use them for my site, and I guess you could check out the speed to the servers by visiting my website. It's in my profile.

    Incidentally, $9.99 is equal to £6.51275 right now according to http://www.xe.net/ucc/
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    Its OK. I keep meaning to buy some space from them but im low on funds (too much todo this summer hols)

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