Isn’t it about time you got your own domain? Getting your dot com has never been easier and if you run a WordPress site its indispensable, you will have plugins!
Its cheap too getting started will only cost you $13.95 for registration and first month then $10 per month after that.
You will get online 24/7/365 instant chat support which can’t be beat.
You will get cPanel an easy way to manage your site.
Email: At last you can have email@example.com no more firstname.lastname@example.org . Using the online web mail you will have easy access to your email account. You can also forward any mail from one address to another. I recommend Horde.
It looks good. Having your own domain on the Internet is really cool. Really. Looks great on your CV.
I’ve had IrishSecure.com since 2001 that’s sixteen years. Wow! Been with HostGator for over 7 and had no downtime.
Host with HostGator. I have been a customer of HostGator for seven years. Their web servers are very fast, based in Austin Texas very much on the Internet backbone. Their 24/7 online chat cannot be beaten. They use the latest interface cPanel which is very intuitive and easy to use. They are not expensive and are worth every penny. They offer all types of domains not just dot com, org and net. You will be able to get your top level domain with no problem. I host 36 top level domains with them. There is no down time. You can get started for as little as $13.95 including domain name for a year and hosting for your first month, its $10 a month after that. All you need is a credit / debit card to get started. You can also use PayPal.
I love making videos, especially using second life. If you need one for a club or function fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you. My main production site with the videos I love best ( made in the last month) is on Ravens Kiss (dot ) org. With modern software it is amazing what you can do if you use your imagination. If any one needs lessons likewise fill out the form and advice for me? Fill out the form …..smiles. I manage on disability but don’t charge much for making a video, it depends what you want. I charge €8 or $10 an hour and I’m pretty quick. Here is a list of the programs I use.
Expression Studio (there is a free version , highly recommended, lessons given)
Microsoft PowerPoint Excel Word 2013 ( I have MS Certs in them, lessons given)
Camtasia Studio ver 8 ( this is my main program you can pick up a lower version for very little, lessons given)
Autodesk 3DS Max (I’m learning this at the moment)
I use anything I can get my hands on. Its surprising the free stuff out there. Anyone using Paint to do graphics is daft! lol. Just as an example I have captured a PowerPoint transition and saved it as an animated gif on a loop. Ok I have been doing this for some time but to be perfectly honest its not rocket science. I studied PowerPoint online and then went up to Dublin to do my exam which I passed with flying colours! Cost? Nothing except my time.
Having your own domain, a personal domain is so much fun. I mean I just tell people to google me ( Philip Finlay Bryan ) and there are links to everything I do. My email address is me@PhilipFinlayBryan.com [I actually use a different one, Philip@IrishSecure.com, I forward all my email addresses there] So be a member of the 21stCenturyNetworks (dot ) com . Come join the fun.
(all links are in bold and open a new window) Its funny I spent a few posts warning you about freebies now I am giving you some. Firstly let me give you a Freebie. If you need to capture ANY image on your computer screem then get 4Shared Shotit is awesome. You can capture anything on your screen. It sits in your task bar tray. Another great facility is Zoom.it You can have any image on the net and zoomify it.
Here is a list of my Domains. At €10 a year why not? 21st Century Networks,( 2stcn a short form for convenience), is the global site for my domains. Avatar Creations is to provide a professional service for business and academics using Second Life, a 3D Immersive cybercommunity. Family Blogs does what it says, every family should have a blog. with a colleague we run two radio stations. Freedom Radio is in process. Most of the cyber domains do what they say on the box. Dude Starship is my avatar.
Hosting and domain registration, sub domains are 2ndlife, Irish Secure,nhys.biz (wix), secondlifehosting.com (wixx) ImACoolChick, and my virtual space. mygf and mybf are for those who want a sub domain eg wynter.mygf.biz,dude.mybf.biz
My Blues sites are still in the embryo stage, I have yet to contact the DJs and the hosts to get their take on the blues in second life. I’ll put them up on secondlifeblues.com. I think it will be really interesting.
Dunno, pjfbncyl, this blog, omgg, oknp, jnanabodhi (my Buddhist site), onlymoi, are all personal domains. Registering domains is my hobby. As I have my own hosting company it costs nothin to host. I generally put up a front page then a blog in a sub directory. omgg.net took 20 minutes to do the front page and about 2 hours to do blog.omgg.net i love 4 lette domains that have a meaning. omgg has loads:
IF YOU NEED ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE then be cautious. I runMicrosoft Security Essentials I find other anti virus software a pain. This is free and is designed by microsoft for microsoft operating systems. Makes sense to me.
I use free web sites to test, advertise and to see what they can do. I have :
Webnode : I like webnode it uses a nice interface. If you want to practice go for it. Here is a site I made BUT if your reguster with them YOU DO NOT GET CPANEL (control panel) So you are severly limited with what you can do. Great for practice no good for permanent.
Weebly : Uses the same modular sustem as Webnode . It works well and I have an advertising site there. You can view it here but I haven’t finished yet. Been getting 3 emails a day asking me to upgrade. No htank you. No control panel only the modules.
Wix : I love theinterface its html 5 far superior to the others. I bought two templates I liked it so much. http://secondlifehosting.com BUT AGAIN NO control panel. I registerd that domain so I could use the template for http://2ndlife.biz it is a mirror BUT I have control panel with 2ndlife.biz with unlimited emails, sub domains etc etc.
WordPress will offer to host your domain however if it does you do not get s self hosted site with plugins. You are limited. I registered two so i could get the dot me addresses eCollege.me and hyperconnectivity.me its expensive too.
These sites are all well and good but they end up producing the same kind of web site. Always ask can I create sub domains and the important one EMAILS! You want to have full control over them. The sites above are a blog. REMEMBER A DOMAIN IS FOR A LONG TIME NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS ………hardy har har but you get my drift.
The Internet is not static. However you can be sure the generic top level domains, dot com, biz, info, net amd org are not going away. We have seen a major revolution in the programming language of the web, html5. I want a control panel to CONTROL my domain. I do not want someone else to control it. I want to control emails too.
That Rachel Did My Head In & RSAnimate told me what I already knew so there was a big wave and boy did I surf!
Firstly the people who assist me in registering domain names had a yard sale for Christmas. Any domain $1.95, Here is a summary of the last 6 days:
From the TED movie on Collaborative Consumption & the RSAnimate movie on Networks and from looking at what appeared to be largely non-existent, not different from late 20th Century Networks , networks; I thought hmmm 21st Century Networks (RSA+TED) are only just now truly emerging. So I made a vid combining the two and adding >>>>>. I registered the dot com, 21stCenturyNetworks.com as my global domain.I thought this was so supa I went and registered it with the Companies Registration Office (I have an online account) supadupa. What I think is happening is that people are using the Internet properly. Up until recently I believe they were still trapped in 20th Century (Network) Thinking. The aim of 21stCenturyNetworking is to be a facilitator for this awakening. i have skills:
I know how to register a domain and I can advise on the choice. Today, from registration to having a site up and running AND SEO, took me about 30 minutes AintNothingButTheBlues.com
I can host, provide help through videos and I can tell people how to get a decent site up and running in about two hours. Free but Donations accepted.
I’m rather good at design. I think the 21stCenturyNetworks logo above is pretty good.
I have been using self hosted WordPress blogs for 3 years. I know it backwards. I can teach it.
I know html. I can teach the basics.
I know SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
I can make videos (250 odd on YouTube 80 on blip. All about me but in making them I have learned a hell of a lot.
No I won’t go on about EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A DOMAIN again. Just sayin I’ve done a site that is more global at http://nhys.biz now host your site. More resurrections to rebuild my empire . Be ready tomorrow. So started it all off seriously in 2001 with this logo A gold Isis1 (Irish Secure Internet Services) carrying Irish Secure. Still looks good. 11 years later. The site was dominated by encryption, not heard much these day, people seem to be resigned to the fact that ALL their emails are read. Ho hum. There is no privacy so I don’t know why people want to be “private”. i can encrypt, I know the code. But why? I have nothing to hide. Lets ask what you think, a straw poll :
I came across a great video you might like. Here it is :
I think this is all very exciting “Collaborative Consumption” We all have skills and I bet they are marketable. my skills are setting up domains and WordPress blogs. And too web site design. I’ve given up the idea of making a fortune, the prices I charge (Domain registration is cost) are enough to keep things going. Like tens of thousands of others in the world e.g. Linux programmers, its the satisfaction of doing a good job and enriching peoples lives is what turns me on. This is my “Reputation Dashboard” . The Internet is vast, the amount of knowledge is endless. Social Networking has become the main driver behind so many people getting online for longer and longer. I have a 24/7 connection high speed upload and download. With the advent of fiber optics connections from anywhere to anywhere will be instantaneous. YouTube for example will accept 2 gigabyte video files. The only place to effect change is through The Internet, a letter to your Congressman will not cut the mustard.
I set up this blog just over a month ago and have had over a thousand views. Not bad. You will also see I figure quite highly in the search engines. I love writing. Not especially good at it but love doing it. Wish people would leave comments so I get some feedback. Ho Hum. Hold The Presses. Breaking News. The Famous Avatar Dude Starship now has his own Domain called DudeStarship.com. He earned the €10 by hosting in second life. What a Dude a……..
Q: How many Bill Gates’ does it take to change a light bulb? A: One. He puts the bulb in and lets the world revolve around him.Q: How many Microsoft executives does it take to change a light bulb? A: We can see no need for uninstallation and have therefore made no provision for light bulbs to be removed.Q: How many MicroSoft tech support people dies it take to change a light bulb? A: We have an exact copy of the light bulb here, and it seems to be working fine. Can you tell me what kind of system you have? Okay. Now exactly how dark is it? Okay, there could be 4 or 5 things wrong…have you tried the light switch?Q: How many MicroSoft technicians does it take to change a light bulb? A: Three. Two to hold the ladder and one to hammer the bulb into a faucet.Q: How many MicroSoft vice presidents does it take to change a light bulb? A: Eight. One to work the bulb, and seven to make sure that MicroSoft gets $2 for every light bulb ever changed anywhere in the world.
Q: How many MicroSoft testers does it take to change a light bulb? A: We just determine that the room is dark; we don’t actually change the bulb. Since we have a dead-bulb result on file from a previous test, rest assured that Development is working on a bug fix.
Q: How many MicroSoft shipping department personnel does it take to change a light bulb? A: We can change the bulb in 7 to 10 working days. If you call before 2 PM, and pay an extra $15, we can get the bulb changed overnight. Don’t forget to put your name in the upper right hand corner of the light bulb box.
Q: How many Windows users does it take to change a light bulb? A: One. But they’ll swear up and down that it was JUST as easy as it would be for a Mac user.
Q: How many MicroSoft managers does it take to change a light bulb? A: We’ve formed a task force to study the problem of why light bulbs burn out, and to determine what, exactly, we as supervisors can do to make the bulbs work smarter, not harder.
Q: How many MicroSoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. Bill Gates will just redefine Darkness(TM) as the new industry standard.
Note 1 Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the downtrodden, and she listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers.
Graphic Designers and professional web designers are princesses and princes and are paid accordingly. Always wanted to be one but between you and me and this blog (just between us ok?) I’m not good enough. Sure I know html (hypertext markup language) even a bit of html 5 . I can recognise segments of code and nick them if they are not copyrighted. But friends why bother? There are a million free WordPress themes. AND web site templates. All free. AND if you find a really really good one buy it. I did for 2ndLife.biz. Its gorgeous and omg costs me 8 euros a month! Shock! Horror! 2 euros a week that’s, hang on, oh shit about 21 cents a day. Damn and me living on disability. The cat will have to go, she costs me 80 cents a day. Could have 4 web sites ….I’M JOKING>
I just do not understand why people are not internet freaks like me.
In this one-hour documentary produced by the BBC in 1990, Douglas falls asleep in front of a television and dreams about future time when he may be allowed to play a more active role in the information he chooses to digest. A software agent, Tom (played by Tom Baker), guides Douglas around a multimedia information landscape, examining (then) cuttting-edge research by the SF Multimedia Lab and NASA Ames research center, and encountering hypermedia visionaries such as Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson. Looking back now, it’s interesting to see how much he got right and how much he didn’t: these days, no one’s heard of the SF Multimedia Lab, and his super-high-tech portrayal of VR in 2005 could be outdone by a modern PC with a 3D card. However, these are just minor niggles when you consider how much more popular the technologies in question have become than anyone could have predicted – for while Douglas was creating Hyperland, a student at CERN in Switzerland was working on a little hypertext project he called the World Wide Web…
The point is Douglas was tired of the passivity of watching television; Here is the opening of the movie:
He thought there would be an Avatar to assist him through the internet, cyberspace. We do not have such a thing unless Google bots can be called that. The multi media lab no longer exist and the only micons we have are the ones I created and yes I own micons.org and made hundreds of them . Here’s one i like :
So we are interactive. um…er… is web surfing different from channel surfing? Of course we have 600 million vids on youtube but is that different from just having 600 tv channels? We have a global community like Facebook AND ANYTIME ANYWHERE I can poke a friend. Second Life has Avatars now we are getting somewhere, well to 30 to 50k people. We have blogs.
How many posts are published on WordPress.com?
WordPress.com users produce about 29.2 million new posts
I spent a good while sussing out my comments plug in. Because :
How many people read blogs on WordPress.com?
Over 395 million people view more than 3.7 billion pages each month.
40.5 million new comments each month.
So here we have great interactivity. Youtube has comments.
What gets to me I guess is that people do not seem to be a part of it all. If I lived in a city I would want a cool address. I would also want a cool mail address (jeez I’ve been saying this sine 1998, still they don’t listen). I have email@example.com (hate country names) . its my name. I have Philip and Dude @irishsecure.com for twitter i have firstname.lastname@example.org . email@example.com and now firstname.lastname@example.org for staff i am hiring. If I need an email address i just create one. Takes 30 seconds and they all have web mail. No no no I don’t check each one I have them all forwarded to email@example.com which I keep open all the time.
So kids there you have it., I can do no more than offer my services. Domains cost 15 bucks hosting 9 bucks a month getting me as Tech Support and will throw in a web site and blog. AND training if you need it. C’mon guys the internet is here to stay, start living it. Go to Services page
I have a NEW server. Its very fast. Its very SOPHISTICATED. 16 processors Intel Xeon
I have, for now, 50 GIGABYTES of web storage with the option of UNLIMITED space.
I can HOST UNLIMITED number of Domains. Set up takes 24 hours.
I can have an UNLIMITED number of emails and SUB DOMAINS.
I AM AN INTERNET GOD!……..giggles!
So, dear friends, anything web I am your man. I can register your domain and design your website ALL for a remarkably small amount of money. My Tech Support (I’ve been doing this since 1996) is superb and at the moment is 18/7 until I recruit more staff. Want a job? Full training given. As you know I am also a fledgeling Artist. My videos ain’t bad. I’m a bit shy regarding these last two. BUT gotta try. Here’s my latest :