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A domain - that was what I required for my yet-to-be-launched web site. I had it all worked out in my mind. I had a web design and website content strategy, I knew that I required a Linux-based hosting service and that I needed to register a domain name.

Asking Around Delivers Results

My principal quandary was what domain to choose for my web site. It had to be easy-to-memorize, attractive, and, well, free to register! I examined quite a few before I discovered one that had not been registered yet, but then I saw the shocking price, as I had settled on a .co.uk domain name. These country-code top-level domain names are apparently more costly than the popular .com, .net, .org, etc. Top-Level Domains. With my small budget, I just gave up that idea and began considering discovering another website hosting company. I revealed my idea to virtually everyone I knew who got an idea about websites and the web in general, so a comrade of mine showed me the website NTChosting.com and said: "Voilà! Discounted web site hosting packages! And a cost-free domain name!"

I Found My Web Hosting Solutions Provider! Hurray!

Needless to mention, in the beginning I thought that he was kidding, but he wasn't. These guys from NTC Hosting furnish inexpensive website hosting plans - on shared servers, which does not appear to be a concern when it comes to small and medium-size sites. What is more, they are based in the UK, and have hosting servers in England. Well, not only - but also in the US, Sweden and Australia, but what I wanted was a UK-based solution anyway. The biggest asset, however, is that they offer a free domain if you sign up for 1 year instead of paying on a monthly basis! That does not refer to .co.uk domain names, regrettably, because they are registered for a two-year period by default, but .com, .net, .eu, .biz and a few other domains come free of cost, so how could I turn down this free offering?

I'm Happy With My New Web Hosting Services Provider!

With the free domain registration and their discounted domain name and web hosting plan prices, these chaps tempted me. I did sign up and even found a software tool that could help me create my web site - it is called Site Studio. A site building tool with - I did attempt counting but lost count! - over 70 web site templates suitable for both business and personal web pages. Now, isn't that marvelous? And the bonuses do not stop there! I am one lucky girl! Well, enough jabber from me, I should continue with the making of my website magnum opus!