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    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.

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    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.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpty View Post
    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.
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    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

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    Yeah, send me $25 as well.

    It will be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

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    I wasnt asking for $25, he can pay that directly to the registra, well he can send me $25 if he wants...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hueybot3000 View Post
    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.

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    what do i get for the $12.50? Things seem sweet tonight? you on the spirits?

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