Registrant: Darryl Lee (DARRYL-DOM) 999 Evelyn Terrace West #91 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Domain Name: DARRYL.COM Administrative Contact: Lee, Darryl (DL1258) lee@DARRYL.COM +1 408 738 3224 Technical Contact, Zone Contact: Hostmaster, Best Internet (BIH2) hostmaster@BEST.COM +1 650 964 2378 www.best.com Billing Contact: Lee, Darryl (DL1258) lee@DARRYL.COM +1 408 738 3224 Record last updated on 30-Mar-98. Record created on 28-Apr-96. Database last updated on 18-Jun-98 04:46:46 EDT. Domain servers in listed order: NS1.BEST.COM 126.96.36.199 NS2.BEST.COM 188.8.131.52 NS3.BEST.COM 184.108.40.206 The InterNIC Registration Services database contains ONLY non-military and non-US Government Domains and contacts. Other associated whois servers: American Registry for Internet Numbers - whois.arin.net European IP Address Allocations - whois.ripe.net Asia Pacific IP Address Allocations - whois.apnic.net US Military - whois.nic.mil US Government - whois.nic.gov
Actually, it's not that complicated. In fact, it was quite easy. i just went here.
When i signed up, all they had was the Basic 200 plan, or something like the Basic 200 plan: $30 for 25MB of web stuff, 200MB throughput per day, 6000MB per month. And it comes with a PPP account. The domain registration costs $30 for Best to set up, but don't forget that you also have to pay Network Solutions $70 to register the domain for the first two years). After that though, there's no monthly surcharge (unlike some ISPs). Just the $35 annual renewal that you have to start paying after your first two years. It's a pretty good deal, cause that's a good amount of disk space.
They also give you 20MB of space in your home directory, for stuff like mail. This is also a good thing. Especially if you're a packrat like me who never throws away any mail.
And that's about it. Getting your own domain is easy. It doesn't have to be _that_ expensive though ($30). If you don't need so much space (and don't want a shell account and fancy CGI scripting capabilities), there's alternatives like Mindspring, Pair, and another one that i'll remember and link to later. Oh, and if you don't need a PPP account, and so much throughput per day, Best has a Basic 100 plan, which is $24.95/mo. But oy, i'm beginning to sound like an infomercial.