I'm starting a small web design shop. We does not have much money so we would like to keep our costs as low as possible.
All we need is a @ourcompany.com mail address and a few web pages to showcase our work and we are looking at Google Apps which gives enough functionality for us. However, to verify ownership of the domain to google apps, there are 2 possible ways:
- Upload a file with special name to tell google that we have access.
- Change a CNAME record to point to google.com to show that we do control the domain.
Both methods require a internet-facing machine with a fixed IP in which we have none.
So we are looking at free DNS services like zoneedit.com and such... which seems promising but we are concerned about security/reliability issues. So I thought I'd ask here first.
Do you recommends using a free DNS hosting and if so or if not, why?