I'm currently learning HTML/CSS/PHP in order to get into web development, and was wondering what the best place to buy domains was. I just want somewhere to practice different pages and layouts and things, some personal space basically.
Based in the UK if that matters (not bothered about the domain extension though)
Probably a question best answered by >>>/wsr/. In fact, I'll open up a thread for you regarding hosting in a few minutes.
Namecheap is a reputable registrar, however anything that sells the major TLDs (.com, .net, .org) within a $8-$12 range are good.
I have a free webhost, but it's all in dutch so you have to google translate.
It gives you database, mail, php and stuff for free.
More databases and email accounts costs money.
I'll dig up a referral link for you
I use Dreamhost for domain registration. A .com domain is about $12 there, and whois privacy is free (forever) on top of that. I don't use them for webhosting, though.
I take it you plan to share what you're developing with others. If not, you could just run a local server with something like xampp and forgo the domain name and restrictions of a free host.
.coms at Namecheap are about $11, but after the first year, they charge an extra $3 for keeping your whois information private. Still not too bad. I've seen some registrars charge an extra $7-10 for it.
But that's only for the domain though.
For the host I use transip.eu myself. It's from the Netherlands and here it has a good reputation. But I'm not sure which payment options they cover for foreigners.
>I just want somewhere to practice different pages and layouts and things, some personal space basically.
Local server on your computer? Only reason to get a webserver is to get other people to see it. you can do EVERYTHING locally including running server-side scripts and whatever.
According to ICANN the person or organisation that's in the whois owns the domain.
So if you let some other organisation put it on their name you pretty much give your domain away.
This is not the case if you just use them as a postbox and use their address and contact details.
Of course this whole issue can be mitigated by using a country domain that hides whois information by default.
>$0.99 each domain
> free host:
yandex.com > slav botnet but nice
zoho.com > easy but small, I guess botnet features also
I don't see the big issue here. Anyone looking for full whois privacy will probably invest some amount of trust in their domain registrar to not do anything disreputable with their domain name.
why is so important this privacy?
>there's not shame in furry pr0n
>muh huge future success with this lame code
>some rusky hacker will pick randomly my phone to call me moms
the botnets already knows who you are, where you live, who're you're niggas