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Old 09-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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domain and email hosting

If I'm retiring a domain and associated email addresses but want to keep them available at a low level for a little while, what are my options? I'm ending a $$$ full service IT contract that includes, say, hosting www.abc.com and Exchange service for john@abc.com, mary@abc.com, etc. It seems like godaddy.com will do this for me at minimal cost; this being a simple page redirecting www.abc.com and basic email service for the email addresses. Is there a simpler and cheaper solution?

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:26 PM
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As long you are the registered owner of a domain you can mostly do with it as you please.

To process mail under a domain name, you’ll need the help of an ISP or an email hosting platform designed for the purpose.

For some of the domains I control, the ISP provides email processing that is included with the cost of the domain hosting.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:04 PM
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GoDaddy isn't the best as far as hosting, but it will give you basic IMAP (folders in the cloud) email and actually more than basic web hosting. You can upload HTML and design whatever page you like.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks. I don't need 99.999% availability or website design flexibiliy. I just need folks clicking on something.com to be redirected to somethingelse.com and some way to answer straggler emails.

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM
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Thanks. I don't need 99.999% availability or website design flexibiliy. I just need folks clicking on something.com to be redirected to somethingelse.com and some way to answer straggler emails.

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Actually, availability is decent on IMAP services, I've found generally better than Office365 or hosted exchange (Intermedia, *cough* *AHEM*). You'll get the flexibility whether you like it or not
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:23 PM
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It sounds as if the answer is to find the least expensive ISP that provides web hosting and email in the package.

I agree that GoDaddy is not the end all or be all of ISPs.

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