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I Have (Go)Daddy Issues, Help Me Resolve Them Without Therapy

My personal website has been down for the past 4 hours. Never had an iota of problem with GoDaddy before. I have domains through them and also shared hosting. Naturally, 4 hours of downtime is shocking to me, so I call them and say "Hey! What's up with THAT?" [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box on Jul 23, 2014 - 26 answers

How to create short, masking url for single .html file in Dropbox?

(Sorry, I'm Internet-challenged:) I keep a small website (essentially it's one html file) in my Dropbox folder as a minimalist way to share my various weird projects with friends. I like everything about this solution except the fact, that website's address is this ugly dl.dropbox.com/​u/​yadayayda​ydyadyada/​something/​somethingelse.html Is there a way to mask this address from showing up in browser and replace it with something more elegant and free? Or is this some next level stuff?
posted by desultory_banyan on Dec 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Canadian e-mail hosting and domain registration

Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Who should I use to get a domain name?

Who should I go through to buy a domain name? New to this part of internet-dom. (Both using MetaFilter and owning digital real estate) My plan is to have a domain name where I can post my as-yet-nonexistant blog as well as build my own personal brand. Are there any suggestions for a newbie as to who I should go through to buy the domain? A friend has offered me hosting space, but any advice on that would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance!
posted by CouldBeAProblem on Dec 31, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me be the best me.com I can be

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? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jul 21, 2011 - 9 answers

How to fix my domain/host issues?

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 - 5 answers

Suggestions for moving or mirroring content from one domain to another on Dreamhost?

Dreamhost help needed! Do I need to physically move files and databases from one subdomain to another at Dreamhost, and if so, how best to do it? All details inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable?

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 - 10 answers

Changing hosts without changing Microsoft e-mail servers

Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

GoDaddy Reseller Alternative or any other ideas?

Anyone Know of an Alternative to GoDaddy's (domain/hosting) Reseller Program? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Aug 11, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me get my DNS settings in order.

Please help me figure out DNS settings so I can get my new domain, hosting account, Tumblr blog, and Google Apps to all play nicely. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Domain Name Redirection Help

How can I get our old domain name to redirect to our new one? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jan 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Technical/legal questions about a site that will parody a trademarked brand

I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I change to company Y for domain registration and hosting when I can't contact unreliable original company X?

How can I change to company Y for domain registration and hosting when I can't contact unreliable original company X to do the change? In the UK. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Researching website options

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 - 8 answers

Hosted Blog or DIY?

My boss would like to start a blog. He already has a domain. We're unsure as to whether to use something like Wordpress to host, or to install it (or Moveable Type?) ourselves. Opinions? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Aug 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Multiple domains, one hosting package, same content. Why?

Why does the domain I just registered and added to my existing hosting account (with 1and1) contain the same files and folders as a domain that was already on that hosting package? [more inside]
posted by entropic on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 answers

When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database?

When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jul 6, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I give the newspaper back their site?

Best way to transfer WordPress site to new host without losing anything? [more inside]
posted by Alec Loudenback on Apr 25, 2009 - 2 answers

Moving Domain, Hosting, and Email from two companies to two others?

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 - 2 answers

Being discreet online

I would like to write & sell erotica online. What do I need to know about maintaining my privacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me feed the cow while giving the milk for free...

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 - 7 answers

help me create a portfolio website that doesn't scream "student work"!

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 - 9 answers

Merry Christmas, here's your website.

Looking for a webhost/reseller deal for registering MANY domains w/ temporary hosting - and need advice. [more inside]
posted by emjay on Dec 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for web host that's hospitable.

I need an inexpensive ($20 or less a month) webhost that allows multiple domains and Movable Type installations and can handle OK & occasionally large traffic... I've gotten dugg 3 times! Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Nov 3, 2008 - 10 answers

What's up with my website?

Why does my web page work with a www prefix and not so much without? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 11, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I host an anonymous Wordpress blog, and not get unmasked?

How can I set up and host an anonymous Wordpress blog? I want to write about stuff, and I don't want other people to know who I am. How hard is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Help! We're about to lose our domains!

How do we get our domains back from a less-than-scrupulous host? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on May 12, 2008 - 6 answers

New website on old hosting

I have some hosting. I use oldtld.com currently as a TLD, to point people at it. On oldtld.com, there are several subdirectories, which I'll call /olddir1, /olddir2, etc. What I want is to be able to buy a new TLD - newtld.com - and point it at the same hosting, yet keep the two separate. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Apr 20, 2008 - 8 answers

HostingFilter: Help me move my web presence(s)

HostingFilter: I need to move two web properties, two active domains, and some parked domains, and I'd like to it to be as economical as possible. [more inside]
posted by micawber on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I get my domain name back?

I was using a combined domain and hosting deal, but the company went under and the domain was registered in their name, how do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 30, 2007 - 6 answers

easy setup email hosting

I need to move a domain name, and set up email hosting for 200 addresses, with minimal downtime. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Oct 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Advice needed re: website which will (hopefully) be hosted in Jordan

Does anyone have experience with domain registration and/or hosting companies in Jordan? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Feb 12, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I manage two domains on the same hosting package?

I'm new to editing .htaccess files, and I'd like some help managing multiple domains on one hosting package. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jan 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Google Apps for anyone, at my domain?

Google Apps for Domain-style service for non-organisations? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Need a beginner's guide to setting up domains and webspace

Where can I find a beginner's guide to setting up domains, webspace, email and all that, with simple, comprehensive instructions, but without chapters of "there's this thing called HTML"? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Jul 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Self-hosting For Fun And Profit

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 - 16 answers

How can I force my current hosting company to let me transfer my domains to another hosting company?

How can I force my current hosting company to let me transfer my domains to another hosting company? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Smallest Webhosting Requirements Ever.

Where can an honest man find a free place to park his domain for a while? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Apr 7, 2006 - 12 answers

How to password protect my subdomain?

How can I password protect my subdomain? When someone enters in the domain subdomain.mydomain.com I want to require a login. [more inside]
posted by kmurray24 on Feb 21, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I make Network Solutions and Typepad work?

Please please please can someone help me make my Network Solutions registered domain map to my Typepad site? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Jan 21, 2006 - 5 answers

If a hosting service shuts you down for TOS, do they delete your site or just shutdown access?

If a hosting service shuts you down for TOS, do they delete your site or just shutdown access? [more inside]
posted by nramsey on Dec 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Free Domain DNS hosting w/ redirection to existing webspace?

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 - 6 answers

How do I get a listserv on my vanity domain?

How do I set up a small-volume moderated mailing list with my own domain name? Essentially, I want Google Groups except @ my domain name. [more inside]
posted by PadrePuffin on Nov 4, 2005 - 5 answers

How to handle multiple domains on one hosting account?

I plan to purchase a few domain names, and each domain would show a different web page when visited. How can I manage that without subscribing to a separate web hosting package for each domain? [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on Oct 27, 2005 - 20 answers

.ca domain hosting?

Recommendations for Canadian domain registration and hosting? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Oct 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Domain name retention

My current host is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
posted by teem on Nov 18, 2004 - 6 answers

What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage and bandwitdth?

What's a good host for providing both a lot of storage (1 GB+) and bandwidth?
posted by drezdn on May 23, 2004 - 8 answers

Reverse DNS

How does reverse DNS work? [more inside, related to web hosting and anti-spam measures] [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Apr 25, 2004 - 4 answers

Collecting Domains

Domain names are fun! My company has over 60 domain names with two main registars - Valueweb and Network Solutions. I would like to have all domains under one roof. Who would you transfer domains too and why? I find dealing with these companies very confusing.
posted by Macboy on Mar 16, 2004 - 13 answers

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