Im sure there's someone here who can help. And I'll even pay for pie-charts!*
Originally, I registered a domain with Fasthosts and had them host a website at that domain and provide POP3 mails service too.
Many moons ago I moved to a paid Google Apps service and following an un-fathomable online instruction guide I somehow managed to get all my mail handled by Google instead and keep my domain.
But, I'm still paying Fasthosts £6.78 a month and I'd just like to know if I still need to. Nothing's broken, everything works, Id just like to make sure Im not throwing money away because I'm ignorant.
As far as I can work out I think this is my setup:
# Fasthosts manage my domain name registration and renewal. This is fine.
# Im currently paying Fashosts for their "Windows Home" domain management package which provides website hosting and a mail service which I no longer need. (Old package too)
# I have set my nameservers in Fasthosts for my domain to zoneedit.com servers
# I have a free account at zoneedit where I appear to have set my zone records to correctly direct urls to the Google server (ghs.google.com)
My questions are:
- If I dont need webhosting, and mail is handled by redirects from my domain to google, do I still need to be paying Fasthosts for a Domain Management Package at all?
- If I dont, how do zoneedit know Im allowed to screw with my domain settings (I cant work out how they allowed me in the first place)?
- If I do, whats the bare minimum Domain Management Package I need from Fasthosts?
- Do I need to stay with Fasthosts?
* Anyone willing to help sort this out for me gets 12x the monthly difference between my current Fasthosts package and whatever I end up paying in cold hard paypal gift. No real pie charts needed!