OK, here are the basics. There are two issues here. First, you must register your domain. Second, you must get a host. Registering your domain is where you find out if "www.johndoe.org" or whatever is available. Someone else may have already registered the domain name you want. Once you determine a domain name that you both want to own and is available, you must register the domain name and pay a fee. The fee must be paid again periodically to maintain your ownership of the domain, I believe you can pay either yearly or every other year. I think I have a domain fee payment coming up soon myself. Once you have registered a domain name, you have to find a hosting company to host your site. This is the company that provides the server space, server- side software, and bandwidth necessary to make your new domain available on the Internet. Typically, hosting companies also provide you with email service so that you can have a "john@xxxxxxxxxxx" email address. Many hosting companies offer a way to do everything you need to do all at once. For example, http://www.bluedomino.com is the hosting company I use for my hosting of http://www.nibec.com (which I have done almost nothing with, but the support pages for this email list are there). I've been pretty happy with my hosting service, but there are many many others out there. I have the basic plan that costs me right at $10 a month for hosting. When I did the research myself a couple of years ago, BlueDomino was the best deal I could find. I don't know if that's still true. That should get you started :) Ron > > if my name was 'john doe', how would i set up a web site with > www.johndoe.com, > or .net, or .org? i would prefer to do it this way, instead of having it also > say 'yahoo' or 'blinkz', or 'siterightnow', or anything extra. just a basic > location with my name and 'com', 'org', or 'net'. where would i go to do > this? > are there different ways to do it cheaper? > > Oe6 > > > > -------------------------------------- > Protect yourself from spam, > use http://sneakemail.com > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, > please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with > "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.