basically, i've been kicking around an idea for over two years, of launching a legal news site tailored to my local area. i'm not a fan of the existing services in the area and think i can do a better job, we can report on matters quicker and with better writing, etc. content-wise, we're ready to go. i've got a couple of writers ready to work and we have the necessary contacts to get a nice flow of news stories going immediately. technical-wise, i'm totally lost. i'm not an IT person and my undergrad had nothing to do with the internets here's what i know so far 1. i need to get a domain name. from who, someone w/ a good price, i dunno where to start. 2. i need to find hosting. what qualifies as a good price/package, i dunno. 3. i need to decide on advertising to be put on the site. whether i should go with adsense or something else that pays better, i have no clue. 4. i'll need merchant services, as our subscribers will be purchasing news stories, abstracts and subscriptions from our site with credit cards. i have no idea how this works or if its too technical or time consuming for me to do personally. the way i envision it working is, someone comes to our site and purchases a subscription to our newsletters w/ a credit card. if they want to purchase premium articles/abstracts, they'll have to purchase those individually via credit card. any help is appreciated if i can do this all myself, wonderful. if not, suggestions on who/what to hire would be appreciated.