|What is domain lite?
Domain Lite is a service MIS created to meet the increasing demand for customers who dont require the full features our Virtual Domain hosting services yet still want to have their own domain name.
What do I get?
A customer's username is the first part of their email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
With domain Lite we take www.yourdomain.com and direct it at www.midcoast.com/~username
So if John Smith has a username of email@example.com and he wants to have a domain name of www.johnsmith.com then www.midcoast.com/~johnsmith and www.johnsmith.com will take you to the same web pages.
Domain Lite service also provides basic domain email service. You can have all mail addresses at your domainname go to your existing email box. Alternatively, you could have a particular email address at your new domain go to a particular existing email box. This enables you to use your domain name in your email and not have to change the server settings in your email program. This permits the domain email to have the same antivirus and antispam features that all midcoast.com email addresses benefit from.
An example of this is firstname.lastname@example.org can go automatically to email@example.com.
What dont I get?
Your page is also not hosted on a server machine dedicated to webhosting. Our tilde servers are very good, however the servers are not as purpose-built as our virtual servers are. If your site requires advanced features or generates a lot of traffic then you may be required to move to our Virtual Domain services.
How much does it cost?
Domain Lite is $12 per month, and must be purchased in conjunction with a connectivity plan such as previously described. If you currently have a connectivity plan you need not purchase another one. Domain Lite will work with your current connectivity plan with email only services being excluded.
How about set up fees?
Registering a domain is a process that allows you to own a domain. It is similar to registering a trademark. Registering a domain is a process that should be performed by a qualified hosting service such as Midcoast Internet Solutions. Charges involved with registering a domain name are also billed by Midcoast Internet Solutions.
Currently the charge for a registered domain is $40 for two years. We register this through a service that allows us to act as your registrar and offer the highest quality customer service to you.
In order to register your domain name and start the domain hosting
process we do need you to fill
The set up fee of $20 is a one-time fee that is charged by Midcoast Internet to perform the registration and set up of your Domain Lite service.
Who should sign up?
Who should not sign up?
Domain Lite Summary