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I am going to make a new news site, I am using Wordpress to power it...

I need to know what host to use (free), I like x10 hosting, I know the basics of it already so I want to use that. I also need a host, dot.tk looks too indie or so to speak, and it screams virus at times... co.cc is said to be blocked by many antivirus software, one of my friends say, not sure if he was right.

Feel free to send me your recommendations!
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Buy a domain for like 12 bucks....!
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No Paypal, if I make an unverified Canadian Paypal, no means of actually getting money.
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Get someone to buy it for you?

You'll save yourself some headaches with just getting your own domain.... I've never liked those free "domains", and the reasons you mentioned are part of why
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Get someone to buy it for you?

You'll save yourself some headaches with just getting your own domain.... I've never liked those free "domains", and the reasons you mentioned are part of why
Here is the problem. I can't, plus they'd own the rights, I can't have them stealing my site! So any help?
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I use google apps for my domain registrar, and hostgator for the actual hosting.

It gives me the benefit of preconfigured custom domain gmail access, without any annoying CNAME changes etc.

I think Google uses eNom for the domain registration, but you pay for it through Google.
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I use google apps for my domain registrar, and hostgator for the actual hosting.

It gives me the benefit of preconfigured custom domain gmail access, without any annoying CNAME changes etc.

I think Google uses eNom for the domain registration, but you pay for it through Google.
Thank you, but I need free recommendations, preferably the domain name... I think I can stick to x10 hosting, any good free domains?
post #8 of 12
Well, not exactly sure what you mean about them "stealing your site", once you own it, you own it: it's your domain name.
Otherwise, I'm fairly certain .co.cc and .tk are the most popular free names, otherwise what you may want to do is host your website on your own computer and get yourself a DynDNS account for the domain name Free hosting, free name.
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Well, not exactly sure what you mean about them "stealing your site", once you own it, you own it: it's your domain name.
Otherwise, I'm fairly certain .co.cc and .tk are the most popular free names, otherwise what you may want to do is host your website on your own computer and get yourself a DynDNS account for the domain name Free hosting, free name.
Well, I can't leave this thing on 24/7, so that is a problem. Also, I mean if they are paying for it, they may not be happy of me having full control over the account, so I need to own the account myself, doubt I could find anyone who would trust me.
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Also, I mean if they are paying for it, they may not be happy of me having full control over the account, so I need to own the account myself,...
Then you need to find a way to pay for it my man. Go buy a reloadable Visa card or something. That's truly the only way to get what you're seeking. Domains are cheap.
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