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I finally got a domain registered and a hosting account set up. It will yet be a day or two before the domain becomes active, but in the meantime I'm working on transferring all of this to the hosted service. Hopefully it will all work as soon as they activate the domain.

At the recommendation of a co-worker who has much more experience with hosting services than I do, I'm putting this site up at hostforweb.net. I haven't asked them to configure my account for shell access yet, and, given what I've seen in cpanel so far, I may not need to. I'll hold the idea in reserve, though: I really do prefer knowing that I can connect over ssh and have a Unix shell if I need one.

Domain registration is an interesting process. The domain name that would have been my first choice is already taken, by someone who I assume is a cousin (but I'm not sure how distant a cousin, since I have no idea which branch of the family he comes from). He's running a small but pretty nice site powered by WordPress. What a coincidence. :)

The second name I would have picked, unfortunately, seems to be in the hands of a domain squatter. I absolutely refuse to have anything to do with domain squatters. They seem to be only a tiny step up the ladder from spammers, and I'm certainly not going to spend any money buying a domain from them. I believe it's safe to say that a fairly sizable percentage of the Internet population would love to see domain squatting outlawed; I'm certainly in that percentage.

Fortunately, several options remain, and I ended up with this domain (thornock.us).

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