Already got a domain name?  I know, I just bought one recently, and it only cost me $4.99 per year!  That is cheap.  Wouldn’t it be great if you can take that domain and use it on a free website hosting service?  If you are interested in learning how to do this, then read on.

Now-a-days, you can buy a domain name anywhere.  And like with anything, you always want to get the best deal on it and not necessarily host it where you bought it because of hosting cost.

If you are like me, you try to save where you can.  In this case, you can save on website hosting if you do it through  The good thing about using a hosting service like this is they provide the primary and secondary name servers you need to have the Internet know of your web site.  In this case, theirs are as follows:


You’ll have to note the above as you will need to enter them at the site where you bought your domain name.  For example, at, you’ll have to log into your account, then go to the Domain Manager page; there you can set the name servers to the name servers listed above.

At, you just need to sign up for a free hosting service, and specify the domain name you own, and you are pretty much good to go.

By doing this, the cost of your website which uses your domain name is pretty much the cost of keeping the domain name.  If it costs $4.99 a year, then it only costs you no more than 42 cents a month for the domain and the hosting service combined!

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UPDATE:  On May 31, 2012, Club Bing will close.  No more games and prizes.  If you’ve been playing, you had better redeem your points quickly.

Every so often I learn something from my kids who are in their 20s.  They are very active online.  My older one mentioned that she was able to acquire some X-Box accessories by playing games online.  I thought…”who in their right mind would give prizes for free?”; then she showed me.

She went to a site called  “” sounds like site about going to clubs, until the page showed up.  It turned out to be “Club Bing”.  It is a site designed to promote Microsoft’s search engine!

On the site they list various games that causes the search engine to be exercised.  It makes sense.  As you play, you end up seeing various search results, including their ads.

When you play and complete a game, you are awarded tickets, virtual tickets which you can redeem for prizes.  Note that completing one game may result in around 20 tickets.

Prizes range in ticket counts from hundreds to tens of thousands.  My daughter said that when started, there were no limits on how many tickets you could earn per day.  Today they limit winnings to 500 tickets per day.

Go figure.  Some folks may be gaming the system.  Anyway, have fun out there, and maybe you can win prizes in the process.