Get A Domain Name Already!

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Nothing peeves me more than having to deal with so-called businesses that operate behind free emails or web pages. Imagine having to send an email to hijcorp@gmail.com or having to visit http://www.geocities.com/hijcorp/ to get more information from a company.

I don’t know about you, but if such a company couldn’t even afford to buy a domain name and host their web site on a paid web hosting service, I wouldn’t imagine even doing business with them!

Nowadays, domains are much cheaper than they were five or ten years ago. The price of web hosting has dropped tremendously during the same timeframe. Heck, you can get a decent VPS hosting deal now at the price of a 100MB share hosting package ten years ago. Broadband access is growing and many people are more Internet savvy now than ever before!

Pray tell me then, why are so many businesses being so cheap? You want web presence but hide behind ad-ridden free web hosting. You want to project professionalism but use a free online email service to communicate with prospects and customers.

Yeah, I know times are tough. But come on! Domains cost under $10 (USD) a pop. There’s no shortage of high quality low cost web hosting providers globally. Look carefully enough and you’ll find one that’s within your budget.

You do have a budget for your online presence now, don’t you?

4 responses to “Get A Domain Name Already!”.

  1. Reena Says:

    I’m thinking of getting my own domain.

  2. Kay Kastum Says:

    Companies using free Geocities website? Now that’s like mocking your self man…

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Reena, you really should! Please check out HTNet Deals for a nifty domain search and registration form you could use.

    Kay, you tell me! But Malaysian businesses not only use them but actively promote them in print ads and so on!

  4. iCalvyn Says:

    i get my own domain after few month of blogging