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Having A Non-Commercial Website
Hosted At TrainWeb Using Your Own URL

This page only applies to you if you are interested in having a non-commercial website hosted at TrainWeb. This page does not apply to commercial and trade clients.

There are a few non-commercial rail web sites hosted for free at TrainWeb that are using their own URL rather than a suffix after the URL. Generally, we have not allowed sites to be hosted with their own URL, but we did make a few exceptions on a case by case basis for specific reasons. We will grandfather these sites in by continuing to host them for free at TrainWeb.

We are now offering everyone the opportunity to have a URL without the prefix. This offer is only being made to non-commercial rail related websites. The catch is that it will cost you $5 per month to do so. Payment must be made in one prepayment of $60 each year. Payment can be made by most major credit cards.

If we can get 200 rail websites to use a URL of their own chosing, that will generate an extra $1000 per month for TrainWeb. That will go a long way to cover the cost of adding another full T1 and increase the performance of all websites hosted at TrainWeb! So, if you are interested in having your non-commercial rail related website hosted on the TrainWeb server with a web address URL of your own selection for $60 per year, then please contact me at

Note: The $60 per year does not include the annual cost of registration for your URL. We do not handle that. You have to register your URL yourself. There are many registrars where this can be done and the price ranges quite a bit. We use and recommend They charge only $16 per year to register your URL. They will charge you $32 for the first 2 years, but you can renew one year at a time after that. They also accept most major credit cards. If you plan to register your own URL and host it at TrainWeb for $60 per year, please contact us before you contact . There is some information that we need to provide to you that you need to use when you register your URL.

Other than getting to use your own URL, there are no differences between this web hosting program and the free web hosting that we provide to sites using the URL prefix. The one inch of TrainWeb content will still appear at the top of every page of your website and your own clickable banner ad will still appear throughout much of the TrainWeb community. If you are not aware of the inch of TrainWeb content soon to appear at the top of every page hosted at TrainWeb, then please click here for further information. Technical support will still be extremely limited and requests for additional disk space will still be considered and granted case by case.

TrainWeb will continue to offer free web hosting to rail related websites that wish to use the prefix in their URL. That program is temporarily closed, but we do expect to re-open it sometime in the next few months.

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