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« on: June 17, 2017, 07:27:02 am »
 Where/How do you guys get the Domain and Domain Name, and what website do you use for hosting?
I'm just kinda curious-
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Re: Website?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 01:23:38 pm »
Well, the simplest way is to use a free website builder which will give you a .wordpress.com, .weebly.com, et cetera. Although there are ways to run a server from home and give it a different domain name.
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Re: Website?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 02:08:16 pm »
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Re: Website?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 04:06:43 pm »
Sprite's reply is accurate; there are a lot of relatively easy ways to build a website.  Most of his suggestions have drawbacks, but they're valid ways to get started with something small, and Wordpress.com is a good host if the site you want to build is a blog (or can be structured like one).  I don't recommend running a public web server from a home connection, though; unless you already have extensive experience managing servers and securing networks, it's pretty much guaranteed to open you up to security exploits, and most home connections simply aren't stable enough or low-latency enough to host a website. 

As for this site, the domains were purchased from Name.com; they don't provide hosting or anything, they're just a service for registering domains and managing where they point to.  The hosting for the site is via NearlyFreeSpeech, a pay-as-you-go hosting provider that, at the time, was strongly recommended to me by the Anthrocon Director of Operations.  They're a little quirky sometimes, and we've had a few issues here and there, but overall they're a pretty solid hosting provider.  And, they're also a leading advocate for strong internet privacy and neutrality, so they have a long history of positive activism, and they avoid the privacy-invading practices of other hosting providers that are just out to make a quick buck. 

I hope that helps!
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