Myth – Registration of a domain name and web site hosting is complicated and expensive.
Registration of your domain name no longer requires web development knowledge, and shouldn’t cost you more than $9 a year. There are many ICANN accredited organizations that offer a user-friendly setup to register your domain name. GoDaddy and Network Solutions are two companies that I have personally used for over 5 years to register domain names. GoDaddy’s prices are a bit lower than Network Solutions’, but overall both companies offer great and reliable service.
There are many option for hosting your web site. Please be aware that the old saying still hold true – “You get what you pay for”. Cheaper hosting options might not take care of your needs or be expandible in the future.