Domain and Hosting review

The Quest

As will all new endeavors, I find myself spending hours reading reviews and researching pricing. This assignment is no different. I’ve just finished my research on hosting and domain registry services.

I’m searching specifically for a one-stop shop where I can register the domain and set up a hosted site. Here are the top four based on price and customer reviews:
$3.95/month hosting — $142.20 for a three-year contract
$5.95/month hosting — $71.40 for a one-year contract
Free domain with hosting
$3.71/month hosting during 25% discount — $44.52/year
$9.59/year domain
Total: $54.11 first year
Edit—I tried to register on this site and it was down, not a good sign
$4.99/month hosting — $59.88/year
Free domain with one-year contract, otherwise $9.99/year
Total: $59.88 first year
$4.99/month — $59.88/year (one year contract)
$10.99 domain registration
Total: $70.87 first year

Late Addition

Kathy shot me a link to, a hosting site with a reduced rate for students and non-profits. The caveats are: not many customer reviews, though the few I found were all very positive, and you must already have a domain.
$4.95/month — No domain registry services
Total: $59.40 first year

Hosting Reviews

During my research I happened across this site which is very convenient for quick searches and reviews. I don’t rely on a single site for reviews, but this site just had so many services listed it’s a good place to start.

I hope this is of some help to the rest of the group.


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About Brian

Tactical Design Cachets is one-man show. Brian Dumas is the owner, bookkeeper, designer, janitor, and tech support. A graphic designer by trade (and by nature), Brian started collecting stamps in the late 1970′s. 
He later became interested in first day covers in general and cachets in particular. He created his first cacheted cover for the First Supersonic Flight commemorative stamp in October 1997 and has been creating unique cachets ever since with an emphasis on military and space topics. He has also created cachets specifically for pictorial or special cancellations, such as for the launching of space missions, the commissioning of ships, or to commemorate other noteworthy events. Though he focuses primarily on United States issues he has also created cachets for releases in the Åland Islands of Finland.

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