A website of your own – part 1
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Do you already rent space?

What does it cost to have a website? You are probably already paying for web space and don’t even know it. Most dial up and high speed providers package web space into their fees. While the address (domain) may not be http://www.mynewbook.com or http://www.ImaAuthor.com, what do we expect for free? There are also several free service providers such as Bravenet, Webspace, and Angelfire, but they dictate your address (based on user name) and commonly add extra ads to the site and restrict you from actually selling anything on the pages. An address (Universal Research Locator or URL) provided by your internet service provider (ISP) or at a free server, are generally their address with your username added in such as:

www.neok.com/~ccorner
(Old Grand Lake, OK area provider – now defunct address)
or
www.geocities.com/carriescorner
(geocities was a free service provider powered by Yahoo that discontinued service October, 2009)

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/web/

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