November 12, 2002

Shell Game

Once again, the old shell game. Fragments may be moving yet again in the coming months.

Already, the weblog is pushing the 15MB limit on my present (free) server. I can't continue to post images much longer under this ceiling (I have already cut way back) and am looking at 1) a hosting service, which I think I have found for $60/yr for 100MB; and 2) to register a domain for fragments, which I think I have found for $8.95/yr. I haven't a clue about the domain registration, having never done this before.

Anybody have bad experiences with as a name registration site? If so, please let me know. Suggest others if you will.

Sigh. Two moves in 4 months! Can you feel my pain? I'll let you know when/if the move is imminent. Wouldn't want to miss even a teeny little Fragment, now would you? Don't answer that.

Posted by fred1st at November 12, 2002 05:25 PM

I have hosting and domain registration both through They're a small business in Texas and very nice people. They've been helpful. You get 200MB of storage on the basic plan, about $30 a quarter.

Posted by: fran at November 12, 2002 05:50 PM

Oh no Fred! I feel your pain. If you need a shoulder, let me know. Meantime, blog on!

Posted by: Bene Diction at November 12, 2002 05:52 PM

I get 2 gigs of space and 20 gigs of bandwidth for $240 a year at IMHosted.

Posted by: ron at November 12, 2002 05:57 PM

My ISP recommended Dotster for domain registration; I found them fast and easy to deal with. A bit more expensive than what you mentioned, though.

Some of the big guys use HostMatters and rave about them. They have a variety of plans.

Posted by: Dave Trowbridge at November 12, 2002 07:24 PM

Most of the discount domain registrars use TUCOWS OpenSRS to actually manage the domain. Who ever you get your domain from, ask them who is gonna administer it. OPENSRS has worked well for me.

Posted by: Dave W. at November 12, 2002 10:46 PM

I use Domain Direct ( for two domains I run, planning to transfer the third there when I get round to it. I have had no problems with them, the domain administration is easy and their tech support answers emails within a day.

Do not, repeat do NOT, go to Verisign/Network Solutions/The Great Satan. Trust me on this one.

Posted by: Alison at November 13, 2002 06:46 PM

Actually, I have no trouble with Verisign for registration. Doxos lives on Yahoo! and I've had no real trouble other than with the email system's once in a while burps. $11.95 a month for the basic plan and if you register your domain and host it with them, they pay the registration fee and take care of all the annoying stuff like file the paperwork, etc. But then I do tech support for a living and, when I'm home, I like to pay other folks to do it for me.

Posted by: Huw at November 14, 2002 07:17 PM

Hey Floyd, Bedford here :)
1. I do domain hosting myself (sorry, had to do a small plug :)

2. Fran is right, go to Blogamania.Christine will be able to help you with any kind of MT blog problem.
2a. Go to for hosting, Dotster for domain registration (yes, they do have a special going on, for registering 8.95 /as of last week/)And it IS very easy.

PS. If you have any problem,or would like more info, give me a holler, *s* Maybe I'll know where you can go for answers, or maybe I'll even know :)


(LOVE the "Homeland Security" :) and Thanks for talking about the metor shower! I want to see it (no thanks on Buster coming to wake us up though :)

Posted by: gl at November 15, 2002 10:42 AM

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