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Host for free - ZA NIC, EveryDNS and Google Apps

Had another look at this question of hosting for free, and here is the step by step guide for hosting using .za.net for free.

DNS Hosting:

First we need to check if the domain is available. Surf on over to http://www.za.net and use the Whois tool to check availability. If you've found one that is availble, surf on over to http://www.everydns.com and add the new domain. A placeholder will be created, leave this for now.

Now go back to http://www.za.net and register your new domain. If all went right, you should get a mail from za.net to confirm registration. They do not send any notification and it took 4 working days. You can monitor the progress under "queue status".

Google Apps Hosting:

Please Note: I jump through these steps, put please read the notices carefully so you understand what you do and do not get.

Now we register with Google. Surf on over to http://www.google.com/a/ and select "See details and sign up" and then "Standard edition".

Ensure you se…