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Web Domain Name Without Hosting?

by bisurge / September 12, 2011 3:44 PM PDT

Is there any website that can give you a domain name without server hosting? I don't understand why when you try to register a domain name they automatically force you to pay for their hosting and their "required security or else we'll release your personal information even though it actually doesn't cost any money to hide."

I found a good server hosting site, but it doesn't host domain names. So can someone please refer me to a site where you can get a domain name only?

Much appreciated.

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The popular place
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 13, 2011 5:07 AM PDT

to register domains is godaddy.com, but there are plenty of others out there. They are called domain registrars.


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by markyallen / October 28, 2011 8:31 PM PDT

I would suggest enom. Godaddy is all about upselling things you dont need and then its hard to get them out during domain renewal

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by jeremyc777 / November 2, 2011 6:42 PM PDT
In reply to: enom

Well I would also like to suggest Enom. You can also check namecheap & Eurodns, but in my opinion Enom is the best option for you.

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Name cheap
by kalpesh-patel / November 10, 2011 5:05 PM PST

Name cheap is the best option for domain purchase.

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Domain Registration
by recentcoin / November 14, 2011 4:55 AM PST

You can buy them anywhere. For example, I have all of my domains registered through GoDaddy. I flatly refuse to use GoDaddy's web hosting as I've had horrible experiences with it but their name registration is fairly simple, the customer service has been good, and they're cheap. Just scroll to the bottom of the page past all the "Add Ons" and click Continue to get through the registration without buying hosting, privacy, etc.

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SlowDaddy SuX
by MrAdamDavies / December 20, 2011 10:12 PM PST
In reply to: Domain Registration

I've been in the hosting business for several years now and have never dealt with a more immoral company than GoDaddy... Why I hear you ask....

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Get a domain buddy
by Shubhajeet2107 / December 4, 2011 2:32 PM PST

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Go here and get registered, http://www.host1free.com/?ap_id=reg52i
<span>Then Go to Controll panel and Book a domain, now change your registrar to whatever you like,this will give you a domain without server hosting.. i am also doing the same. Happy

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by MrAdamDavies / December 20, 2011 10:07 PM PST

NameCheap.com not only offer domains without hosting, they are the cheapest registrars I could find Wink
(that are reliable and trustworthy, anyway)

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I've never been forced to buy hosting...
by talks_44 / December 29, 2011 4:32 PM PST

I've used Godaddy, namecheap.com, directnic.com etc and have never been forced to buy their hosting..

I've registered several domains with each and use my own hosting (whichever company I choose). All I use the registrars for is redirecting the NameServers.

You should be able to register a domain at any of those mentioned place (in my post and others) without the need to purchase hosting. And infact is does cost money to hide you personal information because most of them use a 3rd party company who charges.

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