Learning From The Young – Part 2-UPDATE
Thanks to a more knowledgeable and keen-eyed reader, I have an update. I wan’t to correct two problems with today’s earlier blog entry (see below).
Registrar vs. ISP
I called companies like Network Solutions, SiteGround and GoDaddy – Internet Service Providers (ISPs). I should have called them Domain Name Registrars! They are also web hosting companies.
So, for instance, I could have registered the domain name “queerjoe.com” on SiteGround or Network Solutions and I could also have either of them host my blog posts and photos as well.
To be clear, I currently register all my domains on GoDaddy and host my blog posts and photos on SiteGround.
To be even clearer, here’s a web site that describes the two: https://kaneworks.com/whats-a-domain-name-registrar-and-whats-an-isp/
Hopefully the updated graphic is a bit more accurate now:
Keen Reader (Matt) pointed out something else. I didn’t know it. So, I am glad to find out!
Bob Parsons, the founder and former CEO of GoDaddy is a complete dickhead. From what it seems: https://gawker.com/5787676/meet-godaddys-ridiculous-elephant-killing-ceo
He sold 70% of his company to a venture capitalist firm in 2011. As a result, the the company has a gotten significantly better in the past 8 years without his assholiness leading it. So, you may want consider an alternative (like SiteGround or Namecheap which is what the keen-eyed reader uses).
Just one note: There are a lot of REGISTRARS and WEB HOSTS and my friend Eric has worked with all of them. He highly recommends SiteGround. Even if you’ve never heard of them, I agree with Eric, that they are very good and reasonably priced if you’re looking to organize your service providers.