If you want to put your work online, you'll need a domain name. My advice is: never use VERIO.
I bought a 1 year subscription to a domain name for a friend's birthday two years ago. When it expired, Verio pushed through a second credit card transaction - even though I had not authorised it.
I emailed Verio and found that Verio has lots of ways to accept your money, but it does not respond to customer service email. I sent more than a dozen messages, and received no response. Luckily as I had kept all my documentation, and my bank had renewed my credit card, I managed to refute the charge.
This year they are trying AGAIN to force a payment through. I have had over two dozen messages. I ignored the first lot, then responded with the DO NOT RENEW message they suggest but it's been 4 days and THE EMAIL STILL KEEPS COMING!
So my advice is, whatever you do, don't buy a domain name through VERIO.
Update: the day this post went up I received a tweet from Verio support asking for details. Then more tweets and email. Today I wrote to them and said this,
I've sent you Twitter messages with the report number and the domain name.
Listen, this should have been sorted a year ago. It wasn't because I got no response from your customer support. I had to spend hours gathering my paperwork and presenting it to my bank. I had to take time off work too.
You are only interested in talking to me now because I made this problem public, and the post was read by a few thousand people.
You've got what you need to do your internal paperwork. Now please stop tweeting at me, or sending me email. The time for fixing the problem is way past, and I am not wasting any more time with Verio.
Sarky? Maybe. I just can't be bothered with companies who ignore customers until there's a stink. And you know what? They still haven't apologised for ignoring my previous email messages, for trying to force through payment without my permission, or for wasting my time!