Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Registrar, WEB host, URL forwarding, Email Forwarding

You can have a personal web name
If you buy a domain like (, you’ll be able to choose any email addresses that end with your domain name, [email protected], [email protected], and so on. A personal URL (Domain Name) is less than $8 a year.

One advantage is that you can keep the same email address(es) forever (as long as you pay the bill). If you change registrar or hosting provider, your mailboxes move with you; you’ll never need to ask people to “please put my new email into your address book” — and run the risk of losing touch when they forget or when they reply to an old message with your former address. This is a must-have for anyone with a business; it isn’t professional to use [email protected] for business email. Want to set up email addresses for your family, …? You surely can. [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],…

Registering a URL (web address) is easy, and costs start at $8 a year. Again the most basic use of your URL is to have a custom email address. Something like [email protected] and [email protected]… You can use the same URL to display a personal or business website or blog.

I recommend using one company as the registrar of your URL and a separate provider as your website’s host. That way, it is simple to change web hosts if things go wrong or a better deal comes along.

A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

Register a Domain Name (URL) with, my favorite. Get a Domain Name With Privacy Protection, Free Mail Forwards, and lots more – Create free email forwards and automatically redirect your email to existing email accounts. currently has the best prices, especially considering they provide Privacy Protection as part of the registration.
Click here for the pricing page.

Using email forwarding
The registrar has free features to permit email forwarding and domain forwarding. Using an email forwarder, you can have [email protected] email forward to any email account of your choice. I like the features of Gmail, so I have an account [email protected] as my catching account for most of my email addresses. Some addresses forwarded to [email protected] are [email protected][email protected][email protected], plus 5 or 6 more. This is the only account I need to check to read and reply to my email messages.

WEB Host
My current WEB host is A2 Hosting. They have many plans depending on how much space and bandwidth you need. They have hosting plans starting at about $132 a year is running on a $ 160-a-year plan, providing multiple domains hosting on one account. A2 Hosting is an excellent hosting company. I don’t know of any outages in the past year. I use a free web site watching service; they email me whenever my site is not responding.

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