I was just kind of thinking of creating a small website to play around with and was looking at the myriad free webhosting sites available with FTP and with No Ads - there seems to be quite a few around although it may be hard to know which ones to go with.
But that is not the main thrust of this post. - I started looking around for a domain name for my website which led me to this post.
Yes, Instant Domain Search is very good.
But then maybe you should use https://instantdomainsearch.com/
instead of http://instantdomainsearch.com/
But honestly, I don't know if it's any safer - read the excerpt from :
Is Instant Domain Search stealing your ideas? | Mike The Internet Guy’s Blog
February 9th, 2007 · 74 Comments
UPDATE: INSTANT DOMAIN SEARCH IS NOT MOST LIKELY NOT STEALING YOUR IDEAS PERSONALLY. THE NAME RESEARCH IS BEING COMPROMISED SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. THE FOLLOWING SCENARIO MAY HAPPEN THROUGH ANY DOMAIN RESEARCH TOOL. BE CAREFUL
I am working with a few associates on project for a client who is starting a new website. Part of the project is to “brand” the company which includes naming the company and acquiring a domain name. I have been using Instant Domain Search for while now as it is a quick and easy way to find available names. My associate has been using what looks to be a GoDaddy affiliate/clone that she calls Name Intelligence.
We came up with a list of names(that contained some keywords of course) and my associate checked quite a few on Monday to see if they were available. I checked through almost all the names and then some on Tuesday. We went back to purchase a few and found that most of the names we had searched for had been bought up by the same company on Wednesday(damn it). This was too weird to be a coincidence so I did a bit of research.
Here is the company that bought the domains:
Organization: Maltuzi LLC
Address: 800 West El Camino Real Suite 180 Mountain View, CA, 94040
And now that you have read the above, don't forget my initial question about a good enough to play around with
Free Webhost with FTP and No Ads.
Any suggestions ?