Ron, that was one of the clearest, most concise explanations I've seen for setting up one's own domain. Very well stated. Fuzzy On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 19:24:45 +0000, chizotz@xxxxxxxxx <chizotz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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 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.