Question for those of you who have websites

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JCro57, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I am looking to do an informational website where I can post my coins and provide historical touches to each piece, links to clubs, and even advertise that I am buying certain coins.

    Who on here has a coin website? What are the initial and annual charges? How did you manage to get a domain name?

    Info on the internet on these matters is all over the place. Would like to hear from those who actually have one. Thanks.

    ~Joe Cronin
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  3. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I haven't published anything yet. I am building one at my own convenience on wordpress. I really like it and you can start it for free. Keep it off the net until you decide your ready to go and then you can upgrade to a whole number of added features. Lets you build a little confidence before you get going! Best of luck to you!
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  4. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    I have one.

    Initial charges for me were something like $5/month, which was adjusted to $35 every quarter. I got a domain name by paying this amount every quarter through
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  5. jafo50

    jafo50 Active Member

    @JCro57 I haven't registered a Domain Name in a very long time but it's fairly simple to do. Here's a link with info to get you started.,2817,33918,00.asp

    The most important part is deciding on a Domain Name that people can find when they do a search. As an example if you call your site the chances of someone finding your site is slim. If you name your site you'd have a better chance of searchers finding your site.

    Once you register your Domain Name and decide on an Internet Provider to host your site you can start building/creating the content for your site. Most hosting sites provide basic tools for you to use in creating your website.

    BTW: you can register your Domain Name without having any actual content. If someone stumbles onto your site they will see an "Under Construction" message or something similar.
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  6. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    You can also use a service like GoDaddy or SquareSpace to register your domain, build, and host your site. They have some low cost options.
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  7. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Getting a domain and hosting is the easy part. Getting your content out on the host and keeping it updated, takes a ton of work, by you or by someone you're paying to do it. That's the part you need to figure out before you take the next step.
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  8. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    I use HostGator to host my website and have had no problems with the company.

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