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From: "Ralph Taylor" <>
Subject: FW: What part of Rootsweb do I need?
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:30:37 -0600
Re: "How do I obtain the latter webspace?"
1. Accept "freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~something"
2. Try to change the system. (Not something any on this list can help with.)
3. Go outside Rootsweb.
Because Freepages is (are?) FREE, we contributors don't get a lot of control
over our URLs (user resource locators). We're given folders (subdirectories)
on the servers designated, we're thankful Rootsweb provides any places for
us, and we accept the URL rules as the price of posting. We recognize that
standardization is necessary to make this system technologically and
The URL provided (freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~gledhill) appears to follow
those same rules. Each dot represents a division of the Rootsweb servers &
the slash indicates a folder on a server. It might be possible to substitute
"~sykesfamily" (or something else) for "~gledhill", but NOT to put that
before or in place of "freepages.family.rootsweb.com/" (The term
"ss-23bDNA.html" indicates a page file within a site.)
If "http://sikes-sykesfamilies.rootsweb.com/" or its like already exists at
Rootsweb (doubtful), you should contact the site administrator and ask that
person to post your page(s). Or, if it doesn't ask Rootsweb management how
many millions they would charge to accommodate your desired URL.
A non-Rootsweb Freepages alternative is to register a domain name (say, with
Network Solutions)for a yearly fee and find an ISP who will -- for another
fee -- host any registered site you want. With the exception, that is, of
anything with "rootsweb.com" in it.
Lloyd writes: "What part of Rootsweb do I need?
"I have just created a new Freepage address in the form
"However what I really wanted was one in the form
"How do I obtain the latter webspace?
Skype Name (Internet telephone): lloydgledhill