For some reason many of my opinions read like they are advertisements promoting whatever I'm writing about. I tend to write opinions on good products and I go off at a tangent, promoting the product, but without writing about the bad side. Well namezero has many good points and a few bad points. Firstly I'd better explain that namezero is a domain registration website, offering domains, e.g. www.fatpants.com at good prices. They offer quite a few features with the domains, but no webspace. This is no problem because you can simply get another company to host your website and give you the necessary webspace. You can actually get a domain for absolutely FREE, but it takes ages before the registration process goes through. I registered www.monkey-nuts.net and it took 3 weeks before I got a confirmation letter. But it is FREE and a FREE domain is worth having. However a large ad banner is displayed on your website if you use the FREE domain. But namezero allow you to upgrade so that you've got a ad free site. Although I've got the domain www.monkey-nuts.net I'd much rather use www.monkeynuts.n2v.net because that displays no ads... All in all a great domain registration service, offering FREE domains, but with advertising... If you've got a personal website I'd recommend getting a proper domain for it. So go get one for free --> :)
NameZero.com was the only website I ever found on the net which offered completely free .com names. That was untill earlier this year when they announced that they couldn't afford to keep the site going unless they charged a small amount for the domain names. This does not bother me because the price was so cheap - I pay about £10 a year for a .com name which compared to nearly all other sites is suprisingly cheap. For this price you get 1 year hosting and then you can renew the membership after that year. You get 1 domain name and free email - firstname.lastname@example.org This is definately worth it if you want cheap names so give it a try! Happy sitebuilding!
“ Free is a magic word and anything you get free is always very welcome… But, there are something’s in life which comes free but brings lot of additional expenses” How true, if some one gives me anything for free of cost, I will obviously like to look at the hidden cost because at times these hidden costs makes your life miserable. Like most of us who survive most of their time surfing the net and would defiantly like to have their own website. How wonderful it will be , if someone provides me not only free website also your very own domain name. After 4 years of really surfing and doing research on the Internet, 1 year back, I was working for a Contact Centre as Client Relations Manager and I had some Agents working who were doing their java course as it was said that it is a hotcake in US and every one wanted to be in the $ land. So most of them use to design websites of their own in angelfire, tripod, geocities and the most user-friendly (also most slow and makes your window crash, I don’t know how many times) homestead. One day , one of these agents asked me Mahesh, do you want your own domain name for free, I thought he must be joking , I told him , I would love too, so he told me about namezero.com. I went to the site and started looking at the hidden cost, obviously this site didn’t have any hidden cost. Namezero.com Namezero.com, the name sounded funny to me but then as Shakespeare has said what’s their in name. This site provides you a free domain name and url forwarding. Along with your free domain these are the features you get. 1. Domain Name 2. Free email forwarding 3. URL forwarding 4. Personal Resources. Now, the thing, which you don’t get, is a webspace for hosting but that’s not a problem. Goto www.stas.net or www.dencity.com and make your website and then forward your website t
o namezero. Note: Stas.net and dencity.com gives you enough web space that you can upload your files and have your designed html files. Most important is that they don’t have an advertisements. They give you ad free webspace. (Hypothetical Example) www.stas.net I created a website and uploaded my files and I got a url of http://www.asyis.stas.net www.namezero.com I got a domain name www.asyis.com and then forwarded my http://www.asyis.stas.net to namezero. So you are not loosing anything. But there is only one disadvantage. 1. Like the free ISP Caltiger you have a advertisement bar which will be always there. 2. You dont get the webspace to upload your files. But who cares for the adbar when you are getting your own domain name. I registered some where around 5 free domain names and I did get all of them but now, I hardly have excitement to make my website. Once your site is up and you feel that you dont need tha adbar, then just pay them and it will become an adfree website. Actually, once your website becomes popular and you feel that you dont need the ad bar then you feel the pinch of paying money, but thats the law of nature to get maximum result from work, you need to pay. But atleast for starters its a great bet because you get your own domain name. So guys who have their sites on angelfire, homestead and tripod and would like to have your own domain name go ahead and make your new mark on the web. Happy surfing and happy designing!!!
I came across NameZero.com some time ago and was attracted by the 'free' domain name (.com/.org/.net) they provide you with. I know you are all sat there thinking "well you never get anything for free" and in this case I now have to agree. I wanted to make a presence on the web and as a student I don't have a lot of cash to burn so the free domain they that NameZero were offering was really attractive. I signed up and after approximately 6 weeks I received an email confirmation that my domain name had been set up for me to use. I decided to get some web space from my ISP to build my webpage and then used the NameZero service to point to my webspace. However, this is where I come to my first problem - I type the incorrect URL so when somebody typed my domain name they ended up with an error page. When I realised the mistake I had made I tried to change the URL but the service would not let me. I emailed the 'customer support team' with my problem. The response was that they were currently upgrading the service so that I wouldn't be able to change the destination URL for a couple of weeks but after that I would have no problems. During this 2 week waiting period I was sent an email asking if I wanted to upgrade my service so that I could get rid of the annoying banner at the bottom of the page. I jumped at the chance!! What a mistake!! They took the money (£15). Following this I emailed them numerous times - some got responses saying that it was a temporary problem while some of the mail was just ignored completely. This has been going on now for several months and I have now got to the point where I have asked my credit card company to revoke my payment. When I do receive my refund I will forget all about NameZero and in future I will always pay that little bit extra for a better service. It just shows that 'nothing is really for free!!' If you want to check out my webpage to see what
they expect me to be happy with go the following address: www.MSB-Online.com ***UPDATED 11/04/01*** Well I have finally received my refund from Namezero for their appauling service. My credit card company did have to force the refund but now that I have my money back I am happy once more. Just stay clear of this one!!
Go on... sign up for a free domain name, fill out the form, hit submit... What?! It worked?! Ok, not wait for the email to come to confirm your domain name... Has it been a week already? A MONTH since you signed up?? really?! Still no email? Oh what a pity, you'll have to spend £20 and buy that domain name now. What d'you mean "someone's already bought it"? The truth is, NameZero are now a total waste of time. But they haven't always been, since their launch they have registered many free domain names. But, like all things free, they didn't last. And as for the unlimited webspace, well, how many sites who registered their domain name from NameZero actually used the free webspace? Not many, most people chose to redirect their visitors to their site hosted on other servers. (This is only my opinion, but I'm sure it's quite true). This is because with the unlimited webspace you also get an entire advert frame at the bottom of the page. Don't waste your time with NameZero. Even if they do start registering free domain names again in the future, I still wouldn't recommend them. I would much rather pay the £20 for the domain name than get it for free but with a permanent advertbar attached to it. .com/.net/.org domain names are available for £20 (2 years) from www.virtualnames.co.uk *.uk domain names are £10 for two years. I would definitely recommend this company. Excellent fast service, parked domain names also come with free web/email redirection, and they accept almost all the UK credit/debit cards.
This is brilliant if you want afree .cor , .net , or .org name. It does not act as a web host. When you sign up you configure your free address to redirect automatically to your site that is hosted somewhere else. So when you type your namezero address in the address bar (eg.www.godlike.com) it will automatically bring up your site that is hosted with someone else. You get free email addresses (email@example.com +firstname.lastname@example.org). his is all for free and a must have. The only downfaller is the advertisment at the bottom of your page, but there is a code on the net somewhere to chuck it.
yes we've all heard of these amazing companies giving away domains like netzero or freenetname.co.uk but how free are they though? this service might be ok if you want to mess about with personal domains or such, but use them at your peril if you want a bussiness site, or a high traffic site, with a slow service you will want to move your domain to a decent host, but wait, they are charging what to release the domain?!*?!*?!*?!* it only costs about £10 to register a domain but these companies are looking around £90 to release the domain. take my advice DO NOT USE THEM
Namezero offers you a free domain name of your choice with the extensions .net .org or the popular.com. I first heard of this from a magazine saying the website would be up in a couple of months and how great it would be and how it would change the internet. Well, I thought I'd check it out and was amazed by the concept. I registered my domain name and everything went smooth. Sure enough,I got a confirmation letter and two weeks later, the domain was taken for me. And then, I was struck with a massive ugly banner stuck onto the bottom of my page. To make things worse, the banner said something like " I got a free domain name at namezero!". I had just wasted a domain name. I carried on using them for a bit until their server crashed and their e-mail program broke down once when I had just had enough. It is possible to get rid of the banner by cheating on the HTMl code but I can't get rid of all the problems Namezero has with an HTML code. I would not use namezero unless lets say I registerd a domain name like www.footballworld.com and I didn't want someone to register www.football-world.com, I could use Namezero to register it.
Hey, guess what. I have discovered how to get a .com, .net or .org web address with unlimited webspace. Here is how... Go to http://www.crosswinds.net and signup for a new account and create your web page and upload it. Now your web address will look like this: http://www.crosswinds.net/~whateveryouchoose. Then, you got to http://www.namezero.com and open up an account there. This is where you choose your web address. Choose it, after you have confirmed the e-mail that would have been sent to you, go to the website and click on the control panel. Under channels it will say 'Home channel'. Select the add option next to it and then type in the details on your website, which is very simple. After this you will have a .com, .net or .org website with unlimited webspace. There is one problem, however. You have to display a massive advert on the bottom of your page which can be annoying. If anyone knows away around this please tell me. I do not think ti is worth the effort, it would be better to pay. But if you cannot afford it, go ahead!