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Since I have so many geeky friends, can anyone recommend a good company to register a domain and/or host a website? Quincy wants a better showcase for his artwork and has a neat idea to start an online community for some like-minded artists. Since I'm his manager I have to figure these things out, and since there are soooooo many choices I figure recommendations would be the best way to go.

Thanks for any advice!

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bovil
Jan. 7th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
pair for your hosting needs, pairNIC to register the domain name.

K and I have been on pair for a few years now.

Setting up an interactive community website, though, is a bit tricky and a fair amount of programming. I was experimenting with Drupal, and there's no real way to do it without the programming.

Before throwing too much money or work at the issue, get Q on a paid livejournal account so he can better customize his journal, get him a DeviantArt account so he can host his pictures, and get him updating both of those on a regular basis. Cheap and easy.
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
I know another artist (akirashima) that uses DeviantArt, so maybe I'll see if that's a good first step. I know he really does want to create a community, and I realize that's much more of a bigger step. Thanks!
nazcr
Jan. 7th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
Does this mean Margibtinlin.com will finally come to fruition?
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
If this goes well, maybe it will. :)
bescincimevsim
Jan. 7th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
If you get in touch with jedifoertsch I know he can sort you out a good deal :D
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Who's that then?
bescincimevsim
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
He's called Jon - I know him thru HF - he offered in his LJ to do a good deal for LJ people :D
esprix
Jan. 8th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
I'll look into it - thanks!
bescincimevsim
Jan. 8th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
Pleasure, treasure :D
minotaurs
Jan. 7th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
godaddy.com for domain registration, as for hosting - it really depends on what he wants to do with the site. Give me a call, we'll talk.
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's right - you know these things, too. :) The Network has a domain registered through godaddy, so at least I've seen they work.
touji
Jan. 7th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
Doteasy.com is the one I went through. Somewhere in the vicinity of $25/year for hosting and domain registration. You only get 100MB of space, but you can always buy more.
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
I don't know how long that would last if he's looking at creating a community of artists showing off their stuff, but it's an idea. Thanks!
suba_al_hadid
Jan. 7th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, if you like to support friends, Bob has a hosting company and can register a domain name for you as well. Look at http://www.batchhost.com for pricing info. Domain name registration is a mere $9.99/year. And I get to be your rep! No kickbacks to me sadly, but it does mean he has more money to spend on my kids.
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Keeping it in the (extended) family might not be a bad idea! I'll definitely keep that in mind. Does he have info on the website on fees and things?
esprix
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
I see he does. I'll keep it in mind. Thank you!
suba_al_hadid
Jan. 9th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
yup - fees and things are on the webpage, though it's currently not setup to handle on-line payments.
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