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Buying Domains

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Alright,

    So I'm after buying my desired domains. I'd prefer to do it through 123-Reg...but it's confusing me in the respect of it's asking if I want to 'purchase email' for the domains?
    I'd like to have tony@desireddomain.com or whatever...but, if I don't buy this can I still get it using my web hosting package?
     
  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Email should just come with the hosting package... perhaps that's for people who aren't having a website but want to have tony@desireddomains.co.uk. I have a couple of clients for sure that I have just set up all their emails and we host their websites through 123.
     
  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    It just depends, if you have purchased the domain through 123 but are changing the DNS settings to host your website elsewhere then you don't need to pay for anything further from them, other than domain renewal every 2 years (recommended).

    However, if you are leaving the domain parked with 123 then I think you have to pay for a mailbox, £10 or so a year I think (per email address if I remember rightly).

    I presume if you are paying them for hosting that email would be included though. In my opinion 123 reg are only good for buying and parking domains, nothing else.
     
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was just going to buy my domain then direct the name somewhere else.
    To be honest though, I may as well just buy it through the hosting you recommended Damon, just as cheap.
     
  5. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Who is the hosting Damon recommends?
     
  6. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  7. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    Yeah, the e-mail addresses will come with the hosting. When you buy your hosting package it should state somewhere how many mailboxes comes with the package and so on.
     
  8. True Graphics

    True Graphics New Member

  9. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    I've used 123 for about 12 years without too many tears?
     
  10. byronc

    byronc Member

    eleven2 was recommended by someone here, for which i am a reseller now.

    great support although I feel they may be a little oversubscribed on some servers
     

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