If all that family & friends want is to buy a domain name, I can help them easily do this by simply registering that domain. At this stage they will not need web hosting or a website to reserve that name.
Once they have registered their domain name they can then start using this domain for sending & receiving emails. This is much more professional than using something like a Gmail, Outlook or Bigpond address for their business. Using an email from their domain also allows them to change Internet Service Providers (ISP) if needed.