I want to start a service that will put real letters into the mail via a website.
I kind of prefer a meaningless name that is simple, unambiguous to spell, and memorable that would grow with the site, if it began to branch out into different areas. And of course, the domain should be open. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jan 14, 2014 -
I'd like to get back into managing a silly little bit of webspace for myself and my whims. I paid for a year of hosting and two domains through Dreamhost, but no real idea of how to go forward, and I don't have significant blocks of free time to really get involved all at once. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 8, 2014 -
How do I approach someone about buying their domain name, and then what do I do if they agree? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Please help me pick a name and domain for our website/app. We're a private network for parents to upload, backup and share their kids' pictures. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Apr 14, 2013 -
It's finally time for me to set up a website. Sadly, saralastname.com is being parked by someone who shares my name. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Nov 4, 2011 -
I have a few domain and host questions and were unable to get a straight answer from neither provider. Mefi to the help? [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable? [more inside]
posted by bestillme
on Jun 4, 2011 -
AskMe is always saying that one should register their full name on certain web services, just to protect them for future use. I have the basics - what am I missing? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Nov 25, 2010 -
Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS.
Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek
on Oct 1, 2009 -
I've made the greatest site on the internet, now it needs a name! Cue cards feature: subways, minutes, maps [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Apr 17, 2009 -
Please help me move my domain and hosting from two companies to two new companies without losing email service (and learn about DNS in the process)... details inside... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Apr 9, 2009 -
I've created some educational materials (pdf / mp3 / ogg) that I would like to offer on the internet for free, probably under a Creative Commons license. I want the materials on their own website with their own domain name -- how can I make enough money to cover the domain / hosting / bandwidth costs? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Jan 31, 2009 -
I'm an independent graphic artist looking to create a simple but not amatuerish-looking portfolio website to showcase my work. And because of my limited budget, I pretty much have to do it myself. However, I'm having trouble getting started because there's so much information out there, a lot of it conflicting, out-of-date, too specific, or too general. Please help me do this right! Plenty [more inside]
posted by MagicalHypotenuse
on Jan 21, 2009 -
How do I figure out how many visits my website gets? My domain is registered with 1 and 1 Web Hosting, and I have the beginner package.
posted by helios410
on Jan 8, 2009 -
WeddingFilter: We're trying to coordinate a wedding with guests from across the country and taking place in California while we live in Texas. My fiancee wants me to put up a wedding website with the relevant details. What kind of website should I use, and what should be on there? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Nov 14, 2008 -
SEO filter: What's this about getting descriptive domain names for forwarding? [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Oct 21, 2008 -
I've launched a website less than a month ago, but all the domain names I think best fit what I am doing are taken, so I took a name I don't like. I would like your help renaming it. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen
on May 29, 2008 -
A client asked a bunch of extra work of me, which I did on good faith, and is now shafting me on extra payment. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 27, 2007 -
I'm thinking of putting my once-great anti-Microsoft advocacy website up for sale. But should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Sep 13, 2007 -
I've bought a domain with Godaddy. I would like the http://mydomain.net (with no 'www') to go to my site, except it doesn't, it goes to a parked page. How can I change it so it goes to the same place as typing http://www.mydomain.net?
(I'm not an idiot, but for these purposes, I might need it spelled out).
posted by minifig
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa
on Feb 12, 2007 -
How can I get my website back after it was "attacked" by someone sending e-mails using my domain name? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Sep 15, 2006 -
Why does a WHOIS/LOOKUP search show that my website domain is registered to (1) my name at (2) not
my address under either (3) namejuice.com or droa.com and say that my website is "locked"? My web designer can
make changes to the site. Does this mean that I am going to have to pay some sort of extortionary premium to get my site back when it expires next year? P.S. -- It's pretty easy to find plenty of complaints about droa.com's "slamming" of domain names via Google. I assume that the term "slamming" is either what I am talking about or related to it.
posted by Mr. Justice
on Aug 13, 2006 -
Thanks to your earlier help
, I have successfully ported my C# project over to the Mac. I have also ordered a new DSL line with a static IP from bway.net. What do I need to know in order to host my website, accessible via my TLD, on a PowerPC Mac mini running OS X 10.4? How can I be my own DNS and mail server? Without overshadowing that question, would it be smarter to think in terms of DynDNS for external DNS/mail services?
posted by thejoshu
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Anyone still doing free domain redirection? Failing that, anyone know any good guides for doing whatever DNS thing I need to do using my old Win98SE laptop? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Domain mapping to a TypePad blog. For the past 10 days, I have desperately been trying to map a domain name to my TypePad blog. Every solution offered to me by either TypePad or my registrar seems to undo something else. I am trying to: have the domain mapped seamlessly (masked, I believe it's called), but also for the Permalinks (unique urls) to work. I am in over my head! [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Feb 28, 2005 -
Securing a website: I just bought a domain and some web space. My immediate question is: how do I "close" my directories, so that everyone in the world can't browse them just by typing in the directory URL. My larger question is: what are the best practices for securing a website or a weblog? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Is there such a thing as a Web site where you can type in the name of a particular organization or domain, and find out what e-mail scheme they assign their employees? Let's say you're trying to locate John Smith at the fictitious Omni Product Corporation...then you could look up the company and find out whether they typically give out addresses that are "email@example.com," "johnsmith@...," "js,"...etc.? I realize this sounds like a spam apocalypse, but it would be so useful.
posted by inksyndicate
on Oct 15, 2004 -
I would like to register a .nl domain, however I am not based in The Netherlands. Can this be done?
Bonus points if my name / address information can be kept out of whois.
posted by sebas
on Aug 26, 2004 -
What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage (1 GB+) and bandwidth?
posted by drezdn
on May 23, 2004 -
Client has forgotten where he registered domain. We need to change name server info. Whois doesn't really help as it just tells us he's the admin contact, etc. Anyone have any ideas how I can find this info?
posted by damnitkage
on Feb 25, 2004 -