Pe@rson
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Questions About Registering Domains

Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:08 pm

Hi there,

I am in the process of purchasing two domain names. I do not yet require hosting. I have three questions I'd like to ask:

1) Can I purchase hosting later?
2) What does 'UK Whois Opt-out' mean?
3) What does 'Setup Email Catch-all' mean?

Cheers for your help!
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solarix
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:27 pm

1) Can I purchase hosting later?
Yes

2) What does 'UK Whois Opt-out' mean?
Sorry, can't help you on that one  Sad
My wild guess would be a method to hide your registration details from the UK WHOIS search engine. As with most domains, you're name, address and phone number will be listed (assuming you put correct info).

3) What does 'Setup Email Catch-all' mean?
Basically it will catch any email that is being sent to a non-existent address on your domain. So if you only had pearson@yourdomain.com it would receive mail as normal. If someone emailed joe@yourdomain.com (and the account did not exist), it would be routed to the catch all address.
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MYT332
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:32 am

James yea, Solarix has it right i think, lol you ask funny questions!

As for the email thing, well i have that set up, as fellow user JTW likes to take advantage of fairly often. I give my email as alex@tmfy.com but he often emails me at address' he thinks up so, previously i have had from him

snoblol@tmfy.com
batman@tmfy.com
sanjay@tmfy.com
captainweirdo@tmfy.com
mrtosser@tmfy.com
alexhowarththegit@tmfy.com
alexthetossernotreallymate@tmfy.com

Yep these are all real, i just went through my inbox, lol

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Alex


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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:34 am

I am innocent until proven guilty  Big grin

I would never do such a thing....  Laugh out loud

Justin  Wink/being sarcastic
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MYT332
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:40 am

You found guilty then mate lol  Smile


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Jkw777
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:42 am

All lies All lies  Big thumbs up

JTW  Big grin
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:46 am

alexthetossernotreallymate@tmfy.com... that's brilliant  Laugh out loud

A few post deletions there..  Wow!  Laugh out loud

Tom
 
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:49 am

We're bad lads aint we  Laugh out loud
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RE: Questions About Registering Domains

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:50 am

Speaking of domains, Mr. Pearson, can I interest you in something like ... umm... http://www.MegaMANMeet.co.uk ?!

It's going cheap!  Wink/being sarcastic

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