I have finally registered the domain rmathew.com for myself. It just points to my site hosted by Hosting Zero. The registration was surprisingly easy and rather quick. Within just a couple of minutes, the domain was accessible and the redirection was working. I chose GoDaddy.com even though they were more expensive for just the registration than Yahoo! because their private registration add-on turned out to be slightly cheaper on the whole than that of Yahoo! - I really do not want random people to access my personal information via a WHOIS lookup. The "gotcha" about this registration turned out to be the fact that I inadvertently ended up with a pre-approved payment agreement with GoDaddy.com on my PayPal account, even though I had paid all the amount upfront and had marked my domain for manual renewal. Talking to their customer support didn't help much except stuff my mailbox with verbose and heavily graphic HTML messages. I have tried to contain the damage a bit by limiting the monthly outflow to USD 0.01, but I don't think I'll be sticking with them after my domain registration expires.