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I would like to register a domain so that I own it and it redirects to my website - nothing more fancy than that. So far in my research I haven't found any service that does only that. There have always been extra features I have to pay for that are very nice, but unfortunately I won't be using them.

Is there such a thing as a service that allows you to register a domain so that you own it and redirect all URLs without paying for anything else?

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What extras are you referring to? – joeqwerty Jul 13 '11 at 12:27
Any options related to hosting, email, DNS technical options, etc. I don't need anything other than the most basic DNS and a forward. – jnm2 Jul 13 '11 at 16:08
Why can't you just setup a wildcard address in the DNS zone, and set it to point at your existing web server? Then setup virtual hosts or whatever on your web server. – Zoredache Jul 13 '11 at 17:26
Oh, and FYI: – Zoredache Jul 13 '11 at 17:27
@jnm2: OK, but you understand that you don't have to select any extras right? – joeqwerty Jul 13 '11 at 19:49
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Domain registration and hosting are separate things, most companies sell domains separate from hosting. So you first have to buy the domain. A lot of companies will charge you extra for domain forwarding but some won't so look or ask whether they charge extra. As far as I know godaddy(dot)com doesn't charge for forwarding and have decent prices but you might find something cheaper.

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That's the thing - I don't want hosting. I just want it to redirect to my other website. – jnm2 Jul 13 '11 at 16:23
That's what I said then just buy a domain. Like in my post if you go to you can see their prices for domains and the only extra services you get pertains to making it easier to manage that domain. For 1.99$ you get and nothing else.( you need dns for your domain to work dns is what tells any internet browser where to go when they try to access – Jiraiya-Sama Jul 14 '11 at 4:33

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