Free Domain Name Registration
A domain - that was what I required for my yet-to-be-established web site. I had it all planned out in my head. I had a website design and website content strategy, I knew that I needed a Linux-based hosting solution and that I had to register a domain.
Asking Around Brings Results
My principal quandary was what domain name to pick for my website. It had to be memorable, attractive, and, well, available for registration! I examined quite a few before I came across one that was free to register, but then I noticed the inordinate price, as I had opted for a .co.uk domain name. These country-specific Top-Level Domains are obviously more costly than the widespread .com, .net, .org, etc. domains. With my deficient allowance, I just surrendered that idea and began considering finding a new website hosting vendor. I shared my plan with almost everyone I was acquainted with who got an idea about web sites and the web in general, so a friend of mine showed me the site NTChosting.com and said: "Voilà! Budget-priced website hosting plans! And a charge-free domain name!"
I Discovered My Web Hosting Solutions Provider! Yay!
Needless to say, in the beginning I thought that he was joking, but he wasn't. These blokes from NTC Hosting provide moderate hosting packages - on shared hosting servers, which does not seem to be a problem for small and mid-sized sites. Also, they are based in the UK, and have hosting servers in Great Britain. Well, not only - but also in the United States, Sweden and Australia, but what I was searching for was a UK-based web hosting solution anyway. The greatest plus, however, is that they offer a free domain name registration if you register for 1 year instead of paying on a monthly basis! That is not valid for .co.uk domain names, unfortunately, as they are registered for a period of 2 years by default, but .com, .net, .org, .eu and several other domain names come free of charge, so how could I turn down this free offering?
I'm Happy With My New Web Hosting Packages Provider!
With the free domain registration and their low domain name and web hosting package prices, these chaps persuaded me. I did register and even acquired a software tool that could assist me to build my site - its name is Site Studio. A web site builder with - I did try counting but lost count! - over seventy web page templates excellent for both commercial and personal websites. Now, isn't that terrific? And the bonuses continue! I am one fortunate lady! Now, enough prattle from me, I should continue with the making of my web site work of art!