I finally registered a domain for myself, but it was somewhat of an impulse buy. The hosting company was having a sale ($2.95/month, domain included), but that wasn’t what sold me. It was the energy source for the servers: wind power. Perhaps they have backup fossil-fuel-burning generators and maybe their offices aren’t nearly as green, but the folks at FatCow are mooving in the right direction. They lacked some features I would have liked to have and their servers sometimes seem slow to respond (shutting down servers due to lack of wind?), but we all have to make sacrifices, right?
Oh, and until August 24th, if you sign up at http://www.fatcow.com/secret with code AUG295, you, too, can get web hosting on a clean-energy-powered server for a year for $2.95 per month. I get $25 credit if you enter heresjono.com as your referrer. Please do!