The site's design has been influenced by freshmeat.net, mengwong.com, and mozilla.org, all excellent examples of simple, good design.
This site began in September, 2000, after I realized I wanted to register sites for myself, Mary, and Cano. My programming and technical background certainly made things easier.
Today, getting online is sort of like learning how to drive in America. If you take a course with a big driving school, you will be safe and secure and learn how to drive an automatic through totally automated instruction. You will have the same skills/problems as everybody else. Or, you can go with your local driving instructor who will teach you automatic and manual (stick), but he/she will probably explain things really briefly in order to get to teaching the other hundred people behind you in line.
The many web-site resellers out there are mostly semi-technical people renting one server from a big hosting company and using shrink-wrapped software to host hundreds of sites like yours on it. Visit some of the resellers' web sites and you can see what most of them are in it for: "Customer acquisition is king" and "It costs you $3/month, and you can charge $15" articles abound.
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