Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetOther - Internet · 1 decade ago

I am buying a domain name and getting a hosting plan - do I need DNS hosting?

Okay, so I'm considering buying my own domain name for a personal website and getting a reasonably cheap hosting plan (all from except I have come to where I need to confirm the domain i'm buying and i'm being asked whether I want DNS hosting. I don't have a clue what that is and am wondering whether it is needed for me to run my own Joomla! based personal website.

Also, I have been asked to enter in personal details (such as name, address, phone numbers, etc.) - will this information be available to other people if they look up my domain in whois?

Thank-you for any answers in advance, I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can use Zoneedit, its free. All you have to do, is whenever your domain will clear out, create an account with ZOneedit, and change delegation to their nameservers. And BOb's the brother of your father.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. You don't need DNS but if it won't add cost to you then get a DNS.

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