Solved

Why would I want a domain name?

Posted on 2007-11-27
3
263 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I know it sounds like a silly question but the truth is I have no idea why I would want a domain name. Please educate me and tell me exactly what I could use a domain name for (e.g. asdfghj.com). For example how could someone send an email to me at patrick@asdfghj.com) What would I have to do to achieve such a thing?
0
Comment
Question by:patrickab
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
cforant earned 500 total points
ID: 20359799
Plenty of reasons to choose you own domain name.  
  -You desire a unique name
  -For a marketing purpose
  -Maybe you plan on building a website
  -etc.

If you desire to build a website, there are plenty of Hosting companies that offer $5 a month hosting and a domain name for a few bucks a year.  That is your best bet.

Once setup witht he hosting company, they typcially offer you unlimited email addresses you can access via your pop client (outlook, outlook express, etc.)

If you don't want the website, just buy a domain from someone that offers email forwarding and setup to forward to your current email address.

-Craig
0
 
LVL 45

Author Comment

by:patrickab
ID: 20360392
Craig,

Thanks for that. In truth I would only really like email forwarding and a domain name so that I can have a more intuitive email address. I don't have a need for a website.

Patrick

p.s. I'll wait to see if others come up with anything more on the matter.
0
 
LVL 45

Author Closing Comment

by:patrickab
ID: 31411248
Craig,

Thanks for your input, I shan't be buying a domain name as it's not worth the money. My current email address is perfectly good enough.

Patrick
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is a guide to setting up a new WHM/cPanel Server to be used for web hosting accounts. It is intended for web hosting company administrators and dedicated server owners. For under $99 per month (considering normal rate of Big Data Cetnters like …
What You Need to Know when Searching for a Webhost Provider
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question