Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:36 PM
Then if there is no real content, why not just buy your own doamin name? I use GoDaddy.com.. mine cost $18.95 for two years, and I can leave them parked there until I need them. It's not hard at all. You search for a domain name that you want, see if it has been taken, and if not, then you can buy it. Once you decide to get a site up and going, you can either manage the domains yourself, or you can pay GoDaddy to do it for you (or any other number of DNS management companies). As I mentioned before though, you can do it yourself if you don't mind getting your hands dirty (and actually learning something in the process).
As an aside, if you really want to buy that his person's website, check the expiration date on the registration first. Again, if you pay him $10 for the site, and the domain expires next week, you wil have to pay to register it again anyway (and you would still be better off buying a fresh name). And if the content is nothing special, then you could probably whip up your own site with minimal fuss.
If you have a broadband connection, you can host your own web pages. It depends on how many people you think might visit your web site. There are plenty of free places to host web pages, but you are quite restricted on what you can do with them. Still, unless you want to pay for hosting, that might be your only option.
Take a look at the GoDaddy site and see what things are about. GoDaddy was recommended to me, and I have ben quite happy with them, and their support. IMHO, you get alot of bang for your buck. If you have any more specific questions about how it works, feel free to ask. I'm not any huge expert, but I have learned quite a bit about how everything fits together.