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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: dyndns.com/services/webredirect –  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 godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx?isc=dsc7&ci=8990 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 www.yourname.info 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 www.yourname.abc) –  Jiraiya-Sama Jul 14 '11 at 4:33

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