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    websitepro
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    Hey I’ve used http://www.crazydomains.com.au/ for both registering domains and hosting, and they have been good for me, but looking at some of the others above im not so sure anymore lol

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    Heidi Price
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    Hey Websitepro!

    I did have hosting with crazydomains at one point – and am VERY glad not to anymore.

    The uptime was disgraceful, my dns details kept “disappearing” and nothing ever happened without needing to put in strongly worded help tickets.
    And when I transferred my hosting it took 3 WEEKS for them to unclench their hold – and many many many emails.

    I still have several domains through them and wish I would never need to deal with them again.

    A lesson learned in “you get what you pay for…….”

    Heidi

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    competitions
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    This site: http://whatsinaname.com.au/ used to be good for comparing Australian domain name registrars and costs, but it hasn’t been updated for some time unfortunately.

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    This is a great thread for getting the word out there for who works for you bestest, provided you don’t have any vested interest in the companies, which I don’t.

    I use http://domains.webcity.com.au/ for domains, as they can do “.com.au”s for half the price of anybody else I’ve found, so even if they’re a couple more bucks for the “.com” version too, it’s worth it. Never had a problem with them.

    For hosting, I used to use a buddy in the US, but I wanted something local too, and I found http://www.absolutewebhosting.com.au/, though I went through another domain that I can’t remember right now. I’ve been sending clients there because they can do Windows or Linux hosting for about $6 a month. Again, cheaper than I’ve found in Australia thus far, and their support has been prompt and personal and pretty damn cool.

    So there you go, good luck with that.

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    Great thread!

    I personally use either http://www.domaincentral.com.au or http://www.intaserve.com.au for registering .au, and I use http://www.mydomain.com for registering everything else.

    I’ve found them all to be really good.

    For hosting, I’ve used http://www.netlogistics.com.au for quite some time… I very rarely have a problem, but when I do, good support can be hard to come by sometimes. I also use a UK business http://www.webfaction.com for hosting… and they are absolutely fantastic! The admin system is their own, and is extemely easy to use and versatile.

    Another host I’d recommend, but haven’t used as much, is http://www.rimuhosting.com (they have servers in Australia too). I didn’t deal with them for a very long time, but their service and support was excellent.

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    For those wanting to make sure their hosting servers are based here, and not somewhere overseas… I swear by Red Rook (http://www.redrook.com). I have more than 20 clients hosted with them (I’m a web developer), and have never had an issue. Their packages start at $11 a month…

    As for domains… shameless plug time I’m afraid… I’m a reseller for TPP Internet… at http://domains.wildpurple.com.au – we are a pretty good on the prices, there are a few cheaper… but I have a lot of respect for TPP and what they have tried to achieve since the opening of domain registrations in Australia… so have always stuck with them as a reseller…

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    SiteFlight
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    I register domain names through MD Web Hosting, as they are cheap and often run $11/yr specials on domain names.

    I don’t host with them though. Of course I am obliged to recommend my own business as a host. ;)

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    DistributeIT have a great reseller program. I’ve been using it for a few years now with no problems whatsoever.

    I’d also give a shoutout to Aussiehost as a hosting provider. They run on Netlogistics gear but for half the cost of NL.

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    I use Xhostsolutions (http://www.xhostsolutions.com) based in Sydney. I am using their servers to host a couple of different production sites.

    Service has been impeccable and is always delivered in a timely and efficient manner. It really is a case of you get what you pay for out there.

    For domains I use Planethosting – service and support have always been very good.

    If your customers are mostly in Aus – make sure you pick a web host that has Australian based servers. It’s well worth it – especially if you happen to be uploading large amounts of content via FTP.

    Geoffrey.

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    hi all,

    i am looking at dns forwarding and cloaking.
    e.g.

    i have an existing website:
    1) http://www.mysite.com.au which is mapped to
    d:data

    2) http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames is mapped to
    d:datamygames

    now, i want to buy a new domain name and dns hosting
    http://www.mygames.com

    i want to map http://www.mygames.com –> http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames.

    is this possible?

    what about dns forwarding and cloaking? who has done it before and which provider do you recommend?

    many thanks in advance
    rick

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    SiteFlight
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    ryin, post: 4925 wrote:
    i want to map http://www.mygames.com –> http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames.

    is this possible?

    Absolutely. Most(all?) domain name registrars offer domain forwarding with your domain name purchase, normally at no extra charge. You just need to set it up to point to http://www.mysite.com.au and anyone putting in the .com will automatically be redirected.

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    AustralianBarter.com
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    Cove’s $19.95 Australian domain name registration (2 years) offer closes this week-end for anyone wanting one. They have’t said how much it is after that.

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    stSolutions
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    SiteFlight, post: 4926 wrote:
    Absolutely. Most(all?) domain name registrars offer domain forwarding with your domain name purchase, normally at no extra charge. You just need to set it up to point to http://www.mysite.com.au and anyone putting in the .com will automatically be redirected.

    hi natalie,

    tnx for the quick response. just to clarify my confusion.
    do you mean
    http://www.mygames.com –> http://www.mysite.com.au?
    or
    http://www.mygames.com –> http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames

    what if user clicks on a link on the mygames page
    e.g
    Contact Us

    which one would the URL appear int the browser address line?
    a) http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames/contacts.asp or
    b) http://www.mygames.com/cotnacts.asp

    have you done this before? can you show me an example URL?

    many tnx in advance
    cheers
    ricky

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    SiteFlight
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    Sorry. I meant you can get that URL to redirect to any URL you want it to. So it can go to http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames – then clicking on a link would take you to http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames/contacts.asp

    However, there is more advanced DNS settings you can put in that will allow you to set up http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames as its own site with the mygames.com domain name, but you would need to go to your mysite.com.au control panel and add http://www.mygames.com to your Add-on domains. That would depend on your current host. It’s kind of complicated and I’m not sure how to better explain it.

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    stSolutions
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    SiteFlight, post: 4941 wrote:
    Sorry. I meant you can get that URL to redirect to any URL you want it to. So it can go to http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames – then clicking on a link would take you to http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames/contacts.asp

    hi natalie,

    that would be just simple redirect and that does not suit my requirement. that is why i was asking about dns forwarding / cloaking. it is like a “mod rewrite” if you know what i mean. anyway, thanks for your help

    i wonder if anyone has use dns forwarding/cloaking among the readers.

    cheers
    rick

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