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July 21, 2011 7:24 AM Subscribe
How can I change the manner in which I handle my e-addressing needs: 1. email address forwarding, 2. a couple of domains, where all I need is registration and the DNS mapping?
posted by mcstayinskool to Technology (9 answers total)
I currently use pobox.com ($26/year) for an email forwarding service, and GoDaddy (<$10/domain, but run by a jerkhole) for DNS.
pobox.com provides me an email forwarding service, basically so I can receive emails sent to my "lifetime email address", let's call it m.c.@mcstayinskool.com, in e.g. my gmail inbox. It's a very good service and just works, but perhaps slightly spendy for what it is.
I have GoDaddy handling my domain registration, one of which is the domain of that lifetime email address described above. The only thing GoDaddy provides for me is registration and a place for me to tell DNS server what my IP address is for each domain (I have 4). I handle hosting on my own. GoDaddy has been fine, though their interface is crap and hawkish douchebag founder Bob Parsons worse.
I'm generally happy with everything, save Bob Parson's politics, but have this nagging suspicion I could be getting all these two services in one place, and cheaper.
Is there a better way to do this? Cheaper than what I have now is better, but consolidated, and not-GoDaddy, is really the goal.