- Recommend me a domain name registrar
I use fasthosts.
Despite their poor reputation from some years ago theyve never screwed up my stuff. I still feel Im overpaying by giving them £6 a month to host a holding page but Ive not got around to changing things – frankly Im scared of the sorting out the mail server stuff for my google mail if I did move the hosting.
EDIT – my hosting service bill is obviously different to paying them for registration.Posted 7 years ago
Do I need email forwarding or can I just pick one that gives me an email address (for me to use on Outlook on my laptop) and access to Microsoft Webmail (which I know and like) to use on my phone?
123reg looks good but it only seems to offer use of their own webmail app, which I can’t see, and therefore I don’t know if it’s any good or not.
NB – I should state that I’m not looking to set up a website at this stage, I just want the email address.Posted 7 years agoSammyCMember
You’re talking about two different things there Jen, domain registrar is the equivalent of the phone book and having an email address on the name is the equivalent of an answer machine.
So you need to register the name (use 123reg like suggested above) and then another company (or even them) to provide you with an actual host/email storage.
Or just pester Gary on email…..Posted 7 years agoGaryLakeMember
If it’s just email, I’d go 123reg to buy just the domain, and then follow their guide to pointing the MX record (the emaily bit of the domain) to google and running your email out of google apps…
I tend to buy domains through 123reg, put my email through google, and host websites on media temple’s grid server hosting. The only thing 123reg invoices me for is the domain renewal itself.Posted 7 years ago
Sam and Gary. Thanks guys, I love it when you help me but you lost me at “phone book”.
Why can I not use 123reg for email as well? (Edit – just seen you said I could use them). Or am missing something? Is google mail really that much better? I was hoping to use outlook.Posted 7 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
I am almost as clueless as you OP but I have three domains registered with 123-reg and would recommend them. There is more to getting email in place from simply forwarding email to an existing email service you have to getting your email hosted so your emails arrive with your new domain name as the sender.
One simple solution for you would be to register your domain with 123-reg (maybe £12 every two years for a .co.uk) then also pay them for a mailbox which is about £12 a year. There are almost endless options though so the choice is yours.Posted 7 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
Sorry, a bit OT but with mention of Google Apps
I have two Google Apps free accounts and my email is working fine on PCs, an iPhone and an Android phone. Domains are both registered with 123-reg. The only recent change I am aware of at Google Apps is that they no longer offer free accounts.Posted 7 years ago
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