+ www.godaddy.com for domains (.com are only 6.95$ right now)
+ www.totalchoicehosting.com for hosting. they have reseller and nomrmal accounts. the cheapest they got is 300MB, 5.5GB bandwidth for $4 a month, or $44 a year. I've been using them for a long time and I was always more than happy.
A friend has asked me to set up a small 'vanity' site for a business that they have just taken on in the States. I've had a look and think that I could get the dotcom for the business name as it doesn't appear to be registered anywhere.
What is the best way to buy it so as to be the registered holder of the name? I've heard that some registering/hosting companies register the name themselves and lease it to you and that this can cause problems if you want to move hosting companies.
I had a domain through register.com but found that it seemed expensive i.e. additional annual cost to have more than one email address associated with the dotcom through them. Also I didn't seem to be able to design my site in DWMX but had to use their own web building package. (I may be totally wrong about this due to my own inexperience)
Finally where should I eventually host this site given that it will probably be used to advertise the business (a cafe/ restaurant) and I imagine have little dynamic/interactve requirements?
Many thanks for any advice