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rumpty
24-07-2009, 09:34 PM
I'm thinking of buying myself a domain name, partly for my one-man-band business email (although don't know how much longer the business will run) and also to give me a permanent personal email address. I don't think the creation of a web page will be involved.

My ISP for broadband these days is Xtra, but I still maintain an email address with Paradise, for $130 a year - should give that one up really. Requires me to dial-up to send from it!

Done some research, but wonder what is the best procedure? Do I buy a domain name from Xtra, and register it with them, and they host it? I gather from someone there that hosting it, with two email addresses will cost me about $6/month for the email, and about $45/year for the hosting. Have I got that right?

I would appreciate comments, thanks.

somebody
24-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Depending on the nature of your emails, it may be worth considering using Google Apps to host your email (for free). You can register your domain with just about anyone - a .co.nz domain should cost somewhere between $20 - $40 and simply point it at whoever is hosting your email for you. From what I've heard, Xtra charges an arm and a leg for domain names.

rumpty
24-07-2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks, somebody. Xtra charge $40 + GST/year for hosting, I think.

I'll have a look at Google Apps too. When you say "nature of the emails", is that referring to limits on attachment size?

somebody
24-07-2009, 10:27 PM
Thanks, somebody. Xtra charge $40 + GST/year for hosting, I think.

I'll have a look at Google Apps too. When you say "nature of the emails", is that referring to limits on attachment size?

More to do with confidentiality, privacy, and data-export issues. Since Google's servers are in the US, you may wish to consider whether you want your emails being stored over there.

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:04 PM
send me a pm, can sort an email easily with google and domain. Domain registra that I use charges $25p/y for most and that would be the only cost

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:09 PM
Yeah, send me $25 as well.

It will be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:10 PM
I wasnt asking for $25, he can pay that directly to the registra, well he can send me $25 if he wants...

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:12 PM
I wasnt asking for $25, he can pay that directly to the registra, well he can send me $25 if he wants...

Send me $12.50 and I wont say a thing.

It will be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:13 PM
what do i get for the $12.50? Things seem sweet tonight? you on the spirits?

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:15 PM
Lookin on back when I was young
I tried to sing it, but my song had been sung

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:17 PM
And now I aint got no worries

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:20 PM
And now I aint got no worries

:lol::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:21 PM
Google to the rescue :thumbs:

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:23 PM
Serving the faith
Abduction the oath
It lie in wait for the offering

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:24 PM
Now that I do know :cool::punk

Metla
24-07-2009, 11:33 PM
Now that I do know :cool::punk


They were brutal live, Possibly the best concert I have ever been to.

hueybot3000
24-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Im a wee bit jealous, my time will come though.

/hijackthread