@Maurice… hey is Gary Michael… I wanted to share a little insight. If you purchase a domain and plan on adding sub-domains… hosting… or multiple sites… and other addons. Basically, if you plan doing more than just buying a domain… make sure you:
- Purchase the domain where you plan to host
- Purchase a domain that will act as your primary registrar
- Add other domains under your main account and just point services to the individual domain
- And you plan on building sites for friends or clients, try to keep all the domains on 1 registrar
I know this sounds a little simple, but it will be a really big deal when you scale up; with more sites, more functionality, more plugins, etc. For example if you plan on using 3rd party software applications, and they offer custom domain options, it will be extremely confusing after a while. A big headache you don’t need.
I’ve made this mistake and I understand DNS, Cron jobs, htaccess, Records (MX, Cname), etc. I had 5 domains with GoDaddy, 6 with Namecheap, 8 with Cheap-Domain, and a friend had 2 with Gator… Man it was like… a real mess with we had to set hosting on GoDaddy, add a calendar script pointed to their Gator domain, then added membership script tied into both. I didn’t really consider it before this unique situation occured but after I laid it all out, and did a price comparison, it all added to 10-15 dollars difference. Definitely not worth the hassle. So I just moved everything to GoDaddy, hosted with my primary domain account, then created sub-domain hosting inside my account, which could use their domain that would route to another folder on my primary hosting root directory. Save countless hours of DNS pointing, waiting, adding permissions, etc. I would strongly suggest buy it all on one registrar. The only backdraw to this is drive size and bandwidth, which I upgraded for only $10.