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K Personett17-Sep-20 4:58
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I have {mylastname}.org, have had it for a couple decades.

Costs:

Domain Name Registation: I renew for multipole years at a time. The .org registration has gone up in recent years. Your cost will vary depending upon the top level domain. Easiest, but not the cheapest, is godaddy for maintain the name registration.

DNS: I use a free DNS provider (freedns.afraid.org). As it states... free! I used to handle DNS on my own servers back when I own a small hosting business, but freedns.afrain.org is a piece of cake to work with.

I write (C++) and run my own mail server on a Windows Server machine located at my employer's colocation (they've allowed this no charged for over a decade now). Again... Free.

Only potential pitfall is ensuring that DNS I occasionally touch the DNS so that it does not get cancelled due to lack of administrative use. Hasn't happened in all of my time at freedns.afraid.org.

So, aside from domain name registration, which I usually renew in 5 year chunks, no real monthly or annual costs.
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Generalfor the moment when you can allow your busy self a brief Passage to wonder, and magic Pin
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