If you create your own web site, and you have been scammed by an invention promoter you should consider telling your story on the web. I know that many inventors are embarrassed that they were taken. But an inventor not telling their story enables the invention promoter's conduct. An inventor telling their story can save countless other people from losing many thousands of dollars and even more importantly from having their inventing dreams die a little at a time, year after year, as they wait for the invention promoter to sell their idea.
Register A Domain Name
RegSelect is an independent site that lists ICANN-approved domain registrars by price and features.
www.iRegistrations.net Lowest price for bare registration $5.95 All other features cost extra.
The Best Deal with bundled services such as
DomainSite.com Register for $12.99 one year, $55.00 for 5 years. Includes free domain forwarding, but no email.
www.dotster.com Register For Flat $15 Per Year Note that additional services quickly run up their price. Otherwise their service was good.
Editorial Note: It is recommended that all web sites with commercial intentions use their own domain name since use of such a name allows you to use the same personalized email and web address regardless of which service provider you may be using or may change to.
Beware ! ! ! - - - Some registrars play games with the registration. In effect they own your domain. I have lost three domains as a result of this. Registrars whom I strongly recommend you avoid are Verisign (formerly Network Solutions), NamesDirect, and DotRegistrar.com.
DotRegistrar's system is clumsy and difficult to use. Their prices are higher then other registrars and the services are poorer. Bottom line poor value. Even worse is that they require you to purchase in quantity to get a decent price, and then refuse to refund unused registrations. They also cancel paid registrations without notice. www.myDiscountDomains.com is a much better setup all around, better price and many more features included. Better service and much easier to use then DotRegistrar. DotRegestrar refused to refund about eighty dollars to Ronald J. Riley, founder of InventorEd. Riley strongly recommends that you not use any of the companies listed below.
Find Out Who Owns A Domain
Search For A Domain Name
& Domain Search
Select An ISP To Host Your Site
How to Shop for an Internet Service Provider
(ISP) to Host
Editorial Note: Web hosting starts as low as $6.95 a month. Be sure to read the fine print!
InventorEd is hosted by pSekHosting,
their plans start at $8.95 a month.
Creating Web Pages
A Beginner's Guide to HTML
Stopping Spam Harvesters
Spam, unsolicited commercial email has become a huge problem. If you do not take precautions any email address you post on the web will be collected and added to the spammer's mail lists. You will in short order find that between four and ten spam emails will arrive for every legitimate email you receive.
I recommend that you avoid listing contact emails on every page, and instead use a link to a contact page which in turn list the email. This makes it easy to change the email address if you start getting too much spam.
Spam Links - Links to resources telling how to foil the spammers.
Transferring Your Web Pages To The Server
Registering Your Web Site With Search Engines
Maintaining Your Web Site
Clip Art & Graphics
Andy's Art Attack
Optimize Your Graphics & Other Graphics Utilities