Email forwarding for a domain without hosting
February 11, 2015 1:41 AM   Subscribe

I have a .co.uk domain which is hosted by Bluehost. However, after some time the only thing I use it for is to forward email addresses to my main gmail address. Is there a cheap and reliable alternative which just provides email forwarding?
posted by Stark to Technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Gandi offers email forwarding for domains registered with them. A .co.uk domain is £4.68 per year, and the domain transfer is free. Hosting is a separate product; you don't have to buy hosting to get email forwarding.
posted by neushoorn at 2:20 AM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


I've used 123-reg.co.uk for years. About £8.40 (after VAT) for 2 years for a .co.uk registration, I don't use the email forwarding directly on 123-reg but it seems to be included for free.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:36 AM on February 11, 2015


123-reg introduced a leaving fee (last year?) I won't be moving any more domains to them. I'd go with Gandi, which has a pretty good reputation.
posted by Leon at 2:38 AM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


123-reg introduced a leaving fee

I might be wrong but I think it's only .uk domains (i.e. www.example.uk) which charge for changing the IPS tags (ref: T&Cs). There doesn't seem to be a charge for .co.uk domains.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:23 AM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


Since Google apps went paid, I use http://improvmx.com/ for small projects. It is free, works with any domain and bounces everything to one address.
posted by michaelh at 5:27 AM on February 11, 2015 [6 favorites]


EndsOfInvention: I stand corrected.
posted by Leon at 5:46 AM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


michaelh: ImprovMX looks like a great service. Now if only they had a privacy policy or an owner listed…
posted by anirvan at 8:22 AM on February 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


Depending on your current registrar (assuming you didn't have Bluehost do your domain registration as well), you might check to see if this is a service they offer. All of the registrars I've been with (Namecheap, Godaddy, 123-reg.co.uk) offer this service for free with your domain registration.

If Bluehost did handle your domain registration, then you'll want to take a look at their support page for transferring your domain to another registrar and pick a registrar to transfer to that provides email forwarding.
posted by Aleyn at 6:21 PM on February 11, 2015


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