There is lots and lots of advice out there about how to choose a domain name. First things first though you need to decide which TLD or ccTLD. ? TLD includes .com, .net, .org, .info, .eu etc, ccTLD is country specific such as .co.uk (UK), .de (Germany) or .ie (Ireland). Most people tend to want to go for a .com, but getting the domain name you really want maybe more difficult as many .com’s have already been registered. Going for a country specific domain registration will mean you have a better chance of getting what you want and it immediately tells others where you are based. Read More
With so much free email about, gmail, hotmail etc etc why bother with hosting your own email, surely you can’t get better than free!
Firstly one major advantage to hosting your own email is that you get to choose exactly what you want for an email address, provided you have bought the domain ?you want. ?There is nothing worse that seeing a business email address like firstname.lastname@example.org. ?With your own domain you can have multiple email addresses such as Info@domain.com, Sales@domain.com and John@domain.com.
Secondly you can manage all these emails addresses exactly as you want, redirect email addresses, point all the email addresses to one email, set auto replies, have multiple users, this list goes on and on.
Thirdly, you have peace of mind that your data is secure and private!
Registering a domain ?and hosting as many emails as you like typically would cost approx. $50.00 per year. ?Great value when you think you will have the email address you want, looks professional and you have full control…..
Lots of hype in the press and in the market seems to indicate that companies should be saving significant amount of money by moving to the cloud. In reality this is not really the case, more often than not a cloud solution maybe even more expensive than the existing solution. However, when comparing apples with apples it maybe that a cloud computing solution offers far more functionality, scalability and availability.
But don’t be caught up in the hype, cloud computing is rarely cheaper. ?But then cheap is not good; As they say you ‘Pay For What You Get’.