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A word of warning - be very careful whom you register your domain name with. We recently assisted a client who registered a domain name for a couple of dollars, but had very little control over name without having paying huge fees to registrar. It took approximately 2 months to wrest control away from rabid registrar and transfer name to a more ethical company. Always read fine print. What if I can't afford a domain name? You could always use a free, no-banner, no-popup URL/HTTP redirection service from providers such as:
The only issue with using these free URL redirection providers is question of continuity of service. Also bear in mind that when it comes to being listed on search engines, nothing beats having your own domain commercially hosted, rather than a redirection to one. Free web space may be right under your nose! When you sign up for Internet access, it is not uncommon for you also to get some free web space thrown in with deal. We receive 10 Megs of space, including Front Page extensions from our Internet Service Provider which has been invaluable for creating a mirror / backup version of Taming Beast. Net. Email your ISP to check out what is available to you.
Ok, back to non-advertising supported, free web hosting options. While we won't personally recommend any as we haven't used them and there were too many conflicting views, following free hosting directories may assist you in finding some no frills, no banner web space. Remember to read fine print before signing up for any service:
Looking for free web based file storage space?
As you can see, there is a number of alternatives to get you started. It should be noted that nothing matches paid site hosting. But if price is an issue and you want to get your site up quickly, by all means check out free service being offered. It may not supply much such as web space or bandwidth, but you would have taken first step towards your online career. The most important thing to realize, is donít certain factors detain you from your goal. If money is an issue, you now have some free services to get you started.
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