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  1. #11
    Namecheap rules!

    Its not the cheapest, but the interface is simply easy to use.

    Its discount coupons can be found easily at RetailMeNot.com.

  2. #12
    GoDaddy first ban then ask. That is why I am moving to Moniker.

    They banned one of my domain because they got report that spam is going from it, it took them 3 days to reinstate my domain. No one noticed me that my domain is doing anything wrong.

    I heard from other guys that Moniker in fact try to contact you.

    So Godaddy thumbs down.

  3. #13
    i have used godaddy as well, and i hate them because of their ridiculously slow interface and on the other side name.com and namecheap guys are best, when it comes to domains.
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  4. #14
    I use GoDaddy, NameCheap and Name. GoDaddy is the least expensive if you do not want WHOIS privacy and do use their discount coupons. NameCheap is the least expensive is you do want privacy, plus you get it free for the first year when transferring domains. The Name account is just for easy transfer of domains that I purchase.

    I do not have an issue with GoDaddy's level of service. but I get tired of feeling like they are always trying to con people with their pitches for useless services.

    I know several people who have transferred all of their domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap. I am considering doing the same, but have not yet done it.

    The two other registrars that I have used in the past and would NEVER consider using again are Network Solutions and Register.com. Both have crappy service and unreasonably high prices.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Kovich View Post
    What sort of service, though?
    I register my domains, I keep them updated and alter some information here and there - what possible service does a registrar provide?


    • free private Who.is
    • Low registration price
    • DNS lock
    • Free google apps


    And above all,Excellent customer care..
    If you have any problem with your transaction or even if you have lost your domain,contact them and they'll give you an excellent and timely support to solve it.

    I would give them 10/10 for the last point alone...

  6. #16
    I've probably used over 20 registrars already; my favourites are Godaddy, Moniker, Dynadot and Fabulous.

    My opinions about a few registrars:


    • Godaddy - aka SlowDaddy - Loads of options, quite cheap and easy to use, but its interface is slow to death
    • Dynadot - Cheap, Reliable and easy to use
    • Moniker - By far the best off all security wise. It's not very expensive and also easy to use
    • Fabulous - Cheap, Reliable, awesome interface and one of the best places to park your names, specially if you get invited to have a pro account (I have one ).
    • Name - The worst thing I've ever used, honestly. Why? Try to buy a name from someone and then try to transfer it out to another registrar. Their system is so bad it usually takes a week and over 20 mails to have the administrative email contact properly updated. Happened 4 times to me already and many many times to other people. The last time I had to ask a lawyer to email them.... Hmmppffff!
    • Namecheap - Should be named NameExpensive and not Namecheap. Great interface but quite expensive
    • Dotster - Easy to use. It's not very cheap but it's a great alternative if you're looking to maintain odd ccTld extensions.
    • iDotz - Great Registrar. Simple and cheap.
    • Namescout - A total Nightmare. Their system doesn't even allow you to transfer names to other accounts without having to email support.

  7. #17
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    GoDaddy has great coupons, but transferring domains is a pain in the arse (from what I've found) and the slow interface isn't worth the savings. I'd rather just pay the $8 from name.com and move on. I don't transfer a lot of domains, so name.com's interface works alright for me.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Name - The worst thing I've ever used, honestly. Why? Try to buy a name from someone and then try to transfer it out to another registrar. Their system is so bad it usually takes a week and over 20 mails to have the administrative email contact properly updated. Happened 4 times to me already and many many times to other people. The last time I had to ask a lawyer to email them.... Hmmppffff!
    You probably have never had to deal with an issue with Network Solutions.

    This is an absolutely true story.

    Around 2001 I was the Directory of Web Technologies for an international company. One of the other executives had a domain name that he personally registered at Network Solutions and he wanted to have transferred to the company account, which was also at Network Solutions.

    Sounds simple, right?

    In the those days the transfer process required that he send a letter and legal documents to Network Solutions to initiate the transfer. He did that. I started following up with phone calls to find out why the domain was not being transferred. In 2001, any time you called Network Solutions you were put on hold for at least one hour. Every time I called, the person I spoke with (they would never give you a name or e-mail address so that you could follow-up with the same person) acknowledged that the proper paperwork had been received and they assured me that the transfer would take place in a few days. By the time the tranfer had been completed, I logged 30+ hours of telephone time (I kept a log) over six months.

    As soon as other companies were allowed to act as registrars, I transferred all of my own domains to other registrars. I will never do business with Network Solutions again.

    So if you think that Name.com is hard to work with, remember my experience with Network Solutions.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  9. #19
    Yeah, I've had some funny experiences with NetSol also, but nothing like that.
    I also dislike NetSol and Enom.

  10. #20
    My first and last domain registration was with godaddy but now i am using internet.bs as the domains over there are cheap compared to other!

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