Show Notes for Season 1, Episode 7
Here are some key points from this episode.
- If you want to use great free tools for your church website, I think you’re likely to decide you should pay for a domain name
- When you own a domain name, it’s unique and it’s yours, a bit like a street address
- You can generally register your domain with one company and host your website with another
- There is a free option: persuade someone who owns their domain to let you have a subdomain (which is analogous to an address like, say, Flat 16, 53 Station Road), I just don’t recommend that!
- Subdomains are a fully workable option when there’s a clear connection between the domain and the subdomain, for instance ThisChurch.uk works just that way
- At time of writing, if you want, say, a .org.uk domain, it will probably cost around £6-10 p.a., and you can shop around
- If you’ve taken up the free hosting offer from TSO Host, the simple fair value option is to register a domain with them too
- The best overall cost I found was from Tortilla Hosting (full disclosure: they’re the hosting partner of ThisChurch.UK)
- Think before you commit! Next time, I’ll look at some fully free and low cost alternatives
Questions? Confused? Comment below and I’ll try and help!