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What you may want to consider is a domain that included email forwards.

If you have that then you can create emails for family, friends, etc. and forward it to their current email box. The old email address continue to work but the new ones are all in that set you'd like to make. If someone changes their mailbox then you change where it forwards to and all goes on transparently to everyone else. I use this procedure for a fraternal organization's website I manage which has changed officers each year. Each subgroups secretary has an address of the same form and if a new secretary is elected they are the new target of the forward. Similarly, when my kids were in college I used this, and later, in grad school, I changed the target but they all kept the simple 'family' address as well.

I used to use GoDaddy.com but they'll get you in cheap and then more than make up for it with their cost of renewals. I moved everything to NameCheap. NameCheap will even let you use their email forwarding if someone else is your ISP but that takes a bit of technical skill. Since their domain registration is amongst the cheapest, it's a good place to start.

Just a sample (look at other providers !!!) is namecheap's rates for registering a new domain:
Namecheap[^] which is good through the end of September. They always have sales, both for registration and sometimes for renewals. Websites, all sorts of stuff. For me, they were attractive for the very low cost no-frills options and fair renewal costs. It depends upon what you need (I also needed a website, called "hosting").

If you do this, you may want to look into the availability of a "catchall" forward, as well - a place you can send things that are going to your domain but to unassigned forwards - this means you can make up email addresses on the spot and they'll work - like one for each different place you do business with so you know who sent the email and who sold your name to spammers.

Beware of places that start you up cheap and then kill you for renewals. GoDaddy is famous for this. They never give you a break for their costly renewals.

Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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