I wanted a shorter, simpler URL for my daughter’s volleyball site which resides on sites.google.com. The athletic director wanted a website address that was easier to remember if you didn’t have a bookmark handy. I agreed and told her I’d looking into purchasing a domain name and that they usually go on sale near the end of the year.
On Black Friday, I was able to find deals on web hosting and domain registrations through HostGator.com, the company that hosts my son’s basketball team website (stlpatriots.org). HostGator essentially had hosting and domains for 75% off if you purchased the first three years up front — a savings of over $160. I took advantage of the sale to purchase a a couple of domains for me and a new domain for the volleyball team. Continue reading