Register a domain name and receive free
services including email addresses, url forwarding, and more.
After you purchase a domain
name, you have the following options:
Option 2: Sign up with a
free web host - Put up with their
If you don't want to sign up with a web host that requires monthly
fees (option #1), you may opt to sign up with a free web host.
- Create your web site using an HTML editor, such as Microsoft
- Upload your web site to your web host
- Login to manage your domain name and redirect your domain name to
point to the exact URL of the web site you uploaded to your web host.
Note: Most free web hosts impose their advertising so it automatically
displays on your web site.
Option 3: Host on your system - Running
a sever? If you are running a personal web server and have the ability to
attach one of your ip addresses to your web site, simply login to
manage your domain name and redirect your domain name to point to the
IP address or URL of your web site.
Option 4: don't create a web site -
Save it for later Many people register domain names without creating a web
site. Some want to register the name in case they want to create
a site later.
Option 5: don't create a web site -
Use the domain name for email
Some people want to register a domain name so they can have
their domain name as part of their email address. For example,
let's say Joe Smith has an email account on AOL called email@example.com.
But, he wants his customers to send email to ABCcompany.com. He
can simply register the domain name of
"ABCcompany.com". Next, he can login to manage his
domain name, and forward all email to "ABCcompany.com" to
his AOL email account. For example email sent to "sales@ABCcompany.com"
would automatically end up in his firstname.lastname@example.org
email box. In fact, he could setup a wildcard option that says anything@ABCcompany.com"
automatically gets forwarded to email@example.com