A domain name - that was what I required for my future web site. I had it all planned out in my mind. I had a website design and web content strategy, I knew that I needed a Linux web site hosting solution and that I needed to register a domain.
Asking Around Gives Results
My biggest quandary was what domain to choose for my website. It had to be easy-to-memorize, attractive, and, well, free to register! I examined quite a few until I discovered one that was available for registration, but then I noticed the shocking price, as I had selected a .co.uk domain. These country-code domain names are obviously more expensive than the widespread .com, .net, .org, etc. Top-Level Domains. With my tight allowance, I just relinquished that idea and began contemplating discovering a new hosting vendor. I revealed my plan to almost everybody I was acquainted with who got an idea about web sites and the Internet in general, so a buddy of mine showed me the website LONEX.COM and told me: "There you go! Affordable hosting plans! And a free domain name!"
Register Domains with LONEX.COM
|Universal TLDs||1-year||2-years||10-years||with Hosting|
|.COM (Commercial)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.NET (Network)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.BIZ (Business)||$11.45 USD||$22.90 USD||$114.50 USD|
|.ORG (Non-Commercial)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.INFO (Information)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.PRO (Proffesional)||$15.00 USD||$30.00 USD||$150.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.CO (Company)||$26.00 USD||$52.00 USD||$260.00 USD||$26.00 USD|
|.TV (Television)||$28.00 USD||$56.00 USD||$280.00 USD||$28.00 USD|
|.NAME (Personal)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD||$10.00 USD|
|.WS (Website)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.MOBI (Mobile)||$18.00 USD||$36.00 USD||$180.00 USD||$18.00 USD|
|.CC (Abriviations)||$22.00 USD||$44.00 USD||$220.00 USD||$22.00 USD|
|.WE.BS (Website)||$4.50 USD||$9.00 USD||$45.00 USD||$4.50 USD|
|.NU (NEW)||$60.00 USD||$300.00 USD||$60.00 USD|
|.ASIA (Asia)||$15.00 USD||$30.00 USD||$150.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
I Discovered My Web Host! Hurray!
It goes without saying that at first I presumed that he was joking, but he wasn't. These chaps from LONEX.COM offer budget website hosting plans - on shared hosting servers, which does not appear to be a problem for small and average-sized web sites. Furthermore, they are UK-based, and have servers in England. Well, not only - but also in the USA, Scandinavia and Australia, but what I was searching for was a United Kingdom-based hosting solution anyhow. The greatest asset, however, is that they offer a free-of-cost domain name if you sign up for a year instead of paying on a monthly basis! That is not valid for .co.uk domain names, regrettably, since they are registered for a 2-year period by default, but .com, .net, .org, .biz and a few other domains are offered free of cost, so how could I turn down this free offering?
I'm Pleased With My New Hosting Packages Provider!
With the free domain name registration and their cheap domain and web hosting plan prices, these fellows attracted me. I did sign up and even received a tool that could assist me to create my website - its name is Site Studio. A site building tool with - I did attempt calculating but lost count! - over 70 web templates excellent for both corporate and personal sites. Now, isn't that magnificent? And the bonuses do not stop there! I am one lucky lady! Now, enough chatter from me, I should proceed with the making of my web site masterpiece!