I am looking for any information that anyone has regarding registering a domain name and hosting a website. If you want to know why, keep reading. My 8 year old daughter has gotten involved in competitive dance. The instructor is well known and VERY good. (she has produced Rockettes and more than one broadway dancer.) However, she has recently started a brand new studio and the studio is still in it's very early stages of development. They have a website, but in my opinion, the site is a real dog - no images, poor content, not enough content, broken links....just not a very smooth, friendly site, in my opinion. www.dance-x-treme.com So, me being a computer programmer and having worked on websites before, I volunteered to rehash the site and set about developing a site that has a lot of information, a gallery with images from the contests, info on fund raisers, a map with a link to a pre-populated yahoo maps page, etc. See, I have a vested interest in seeing that this studio succeeds because of the progress my daughter has made, and the fact that she just loves doing it. I figure that a good website is a great portal to the people in the area to get an idea of what this studio is about. I have incorporated a ton of neat stuff that is informative, easy to read and has a nice friendly feel to it. This didn't take me long to do because none of it was difficult - just static HTML as opposed to the dynamically database driven things I have worked on in the past. Unfortunately, all of that web work was done on machines that I had direct, physical access to, and I have never done something like this on the WWW. Problem: I have been trying to get information regarding the hosting of the web site for a couple of weeks to no avail. The instructor, who also has a real interest in seeing the website revamped, unfortunately doesn't know any of the particulars - this whole thing was set up by her brother's in-law nephew. Her brother is also half owner of the studio, which complicates matters due to the whole family thing. I am thinking about registering a different domain name such as "dance-x-treme.org" or ".net" and hosting it separately, just to get the thing off of the ground. My thought is that way I can get the site out there and available and the name can be changed on the flyers getting ready to go out, and I can synchronize the two sites at a later time, and maybe even discard the one set up temporarily. Again, any information about doing this sort of thing is GREATLY appreciated.