I was wondering how I should go about registering a domain name. Obviously I’ll need to go to a domain name registration company, but there are so many, and the prices are so varied that I can’t help but wonder why there’s such a discrepancy. For example, a .info–which is all I really want for now–can run anywhere from about $2.00 (via GoDaddy.com) to $5.75 (via Dynadot.com).
Are there any particular kinds of criteria I should be looking for when choosing one of these companies, or should I just go with whatever is cheapest? Also, if for some reason I can’t get a static IP address from home, is there any way to have the address associated with my machine otherwise? I thought I remembered reading something about that, but I can’t remember where.