Argh ... need domain registrar with 5 box email but no website hosting
May 15, 2014 9:59 PM   Subscribe

I have 3 registered .com names that are used strictly to generate personal email addresses. My current registrar has hiked pricing and now only offers 10 box "business" email package. Much deceptive song and dance selling in this market! Anyone happen to know of a registrar that will provide 5 boxes accessible individually via POP3 without hosting an a website for the domain?? Many thanks!!
posted by randiana to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Would one of these Hover plans meet your needs? I use them for domain registration only, no mailboxes, but I am very pleased with their pricing and customer service.
posted by maudlin at 10:05 PM on May 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Looks better than anything I had found. Thanks so much, I'll get in touch with them tomorrow and check details!!
posted by randiana at 10:17 PM on May 15, 2014

Great! (A live person will answer your call and be very helpful. I love these guys.)
posted by maudlin at 10:38 PM on May 15, 2014

I use namecheap and
posted by jedrek at 11:38 PM on May 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've used Gandi for years now and never had a problem. They offer a free POP/IMAP email service with domain registrations. I don't know how they compare on price with other providers, but they seem reasonable and I've never had a reason to switch away from them for my domain or email. It's a European outfit, but I think they operate internationally.
posted by winterhill at 1:17 AM on May 16, 2014

2nding Gandi.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:02 AM on May 16, 2014

I can also recommend Gandi, though I have not used their hosting services. It appears that they offer 3 "free site pages" with a domain registration, if you want them, so you can have a default "this is our company" page w/o much effort. If you don't want them, you almost certainly won't be forced to use them.
posted by beerbajay at 3:43 AM on May 16, 2014

It looks like you can use to host the email for free - you'll just have to pay the domain registration fee at the registrar of your choice.
posted by kickingtheground at 9:57 AM on May 16, 2014

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