I'm looking for a domain name service which satisfies the following:
1. domain (1 year) + *private registration*, totally under USD 15 - I know there is 1and1 but they allow only US/Canada/UK
2. should have *nothing* to do with GoDaddy <-- this is far trickier than you think, for eg:
a "chain-whois" search (an intelligent manual operation, not a technical term) reveals this:
rochenhost.com -> dotster.com -> imagesofwnc.com (22.214.171.124) -> interland.net -> interland.net.sftaxiart.com -> registrar.godaddy.com (126.96.36.199)
(chain of resellers, basically)
I have nothing against any of these professionally. They are pretty good hosts, AFAIK.
3. service should be good as much as to reply within a 3-4 days via email.
Actually, #3 can be relaxed a bit
Yes, I know ESR's "How to ask questions the smart way", but after searching online for about 6 days and spending about 20 USD exclusively on excess bandwidth bills (I'm Asian, remember), I've realized that asking other knowledgeable people is the smarter way.
Especially when I've been forced to visit an opthalmologist for eye drops and get a spectacles-upgrade totalling about 20-30 USD more on all of that exclusively due to excessive web host searching!!
In addition, I plan to make available a few *bland*, *imageless* and easy-on-the-eyes user CSSes to use within Opera (Firefox later) which people with dial-up or limited broadband connections can use. I've attached a screenshot of a *bland* one which is not yet out of beta. It's more like "yuck!" or "ugly!" but my eyes aren't complaining
oh yes! "accessibility"!! I also invite others with similar constraints to do the same if you can. It's very simple really. More later.CAUTION:
After seeing the chain-of-resellers concept, you may be shaken out of your ignorance.
DON'T go investigate *your* host. Ignorance *IS* bliss.
Actually it doesn't matter really. But don't tell me that I didn't tell you!