Malaysian Domain Name Registration Hidden Charges

I’m currently taking over the technical aspects of a new client’s business, as well as overseeing the development of their website and apps, which hasn’t been managed properly at all for the last 9 months (maybe we’ll name and shame the development company in a future post ;), I’m also setting up their social media, email accounts etc.

Email is where I’ve found something very interesting relating to, I think, mainly Malaysian Domain Registration companies.

The issue is, for all domains I have ever registered I have always had the ability to point that domain name at any server I wished, and set up email addresses which forward to any email account I like, often a gmail address.

Well it seems in Malaysia the common practice is to allow you to register a domain for a standard price between around RM50 – RM90 and then you can do absolutely nothing with it unless you buy a further package.

Some allow you to point your domain at a webserver but no email forwarding without buying a package or setting up your own mail server.

So far the only company I have found that does not charge for Email forwarding or DNS Management are Server Freaks, aka web-hosting.net.my

Malaysia Web Hosting

If you know of others please tweet me and I’ll add them to the list

 

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