|1. A domain name.
Domain names are available on a first come first serve basis. Some are already taken. In
order to find out if <www.yourname.com> is taken, you must do a name search
with Network Solutions.
The cost of registering a
domain is based by Network Solutions, and at present they are:
$70 to register the domain
name. The $70 registration fee covers the first 2 years. After the first 2 years, the fee
is $35 a year. NTS can help you through the registration procedure.
2. A Domain Host. A domain host is the
server where your web site resides. There are different operating systems running the
host's servers. UNIX and NT are the most popular, and each have their own benefits. NTS
professionals can point you in the right direction. If you use forms you will need a CGI,
active server page or FrontPage compatible server depending on the type of data and forms.
The domain hosts have packages based upon traffic, interactive data and total megabyte web
3. A Dial-up Account. This account enables
you to connect to the internet. Some domain hosts require you to have a dial-up account
with them. Usually those hosts have the best prices.
4. A developed web site. NTS has a step by
step procedure for putting your information on the web in an attractive, informative, and
easy to use web site. NTS can provide all the art, logos, graphics and photography if
needed, keeping your web site unique. NTS can provide all your interactive forms and
databases if needed. NTS can provide you with a custom tailored E-mail package with as
many addresses as needed.