Did you say iPage? What a coincidence! I have just found a free reseller program which is run by iFast. Now I wonder if there is any connection between iFast and iPage. The reseller program is very well-done, too. Just submit your domain name and Presto! you are suddenly the owner of a free hosting company complete with website, home page, ordering page, the whole works.I'm using iPage for some of my websites and it haven't had any problems with them. You can also pay a year upfront and you get a free domain name. I've also used Hostgator and it is one of the most famous hostings out there.
Yeah I don't know where this tip/information came from, you are better off with your domain and host at a single reliable provider than you are going to another company just for the sake of it. With large companies like NameCheap I don't think there are any worries of them holding onto your domain.I am currently using NameCheap's web hosting services for a year now and I am satisfied with their service. I also host my domains on NameCheap, which some say it is better to host your domain and web on different providers but what the heck anyways, I have not yet encountered a single problem with them and they do answer support fast.