best domain name registry

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hello all - i am getting a bit irritated with 1and1.com and am looking for a new domain name registry.

according to

http://registrarjudge.com/

fabulous and namecheap.com (and names.com) are looking like winners. any opinions?

NOTE: friends dont let friends use godaddy, ever.
 

Quags

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This is the first I've heard of of fabulous. Namecheap has a long history and you should be much better off with them than 1&1.
 

Wiseword

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I would recommend Namecheap. I registered my latest domain on Namecheap. It's cheap and they will get your domain registered under private registration for free (for the first year).
 
well, one thing (maybe the only thing) that 1and1.com does right is private registration for life. being technically-challenged, this appeals to me.

maybe using the rather cool interserver.net dns tools, i can live with 1and1.com and its limitations.
 

James Corthell

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I've used Namecheap a long time ago, it wasn't bad; after a while I moved things around and was at Godaddy for a while until their support went to crap... I signed up for an SSL cert with them and I couldn't ever get a valid certificate from them (yet with the same data I supplied to eNom I got a certificate there that worked the first time).
 
always remember - Friends never let friends use Godaddy, for any reason. Godaddy is pure evil.

i might give register.com a try....
 
hmmm well from my research, namecheap is looking more and more like the winner (for this month, anyways).

i just shot an email off to 'em seeing if privacy (vs public) is a free option. lets see how quickly they respond (another criteria).
 

James Corthell

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If you find an enom reseller they generally offer the dynamic dns service enom has with registrations and it works really well, but they're going to be in the $10+/yr range (my reseller account is $9.45 base and I offset client domains off of that).
 
it is sorta hard to walk away from 1and1.com given the free privacy registration feature! i will probably end up having a couple of the important domains at namecheap.com and just leave the rest at 1and1.com - unless a better deal comes along.
 
status: 1and1.com for the easy names, but any name that requires a nameserver, TEXT record, or anything else even slightly complicated will be on NameCheap.com

1and1.com is OK for A, MX and CNAME... and of course they have the free privacy.
 
IMHO, 1and1.com is adequate for most domain names, since they offer free private registry (and little else). for the others, namecheap.com seems to be up to the task.

but what i REALLY appreciate is using clouDNS.net for all dns records. this seems to be the missing piece to the puzzle.
 

Navid

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am using ResellerClub.com for many years the price is also good "Slab 3" and Free Whois protection.
 
new player - LuckyRegister.com - they may be a bit cheaper.

i am starting to look at domain registry purchases like i do bottled water!
 

thebrad

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Namecheap i think its the cheapest one out of them all, and the auction is so good i put my domain up for 2 days and it sold for $4 but sadly not much as i lost on it but its money for free.
 

Jordan Price

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Yeah, I agree with a lot of people here. NameCheap has some cheap domain names. I've been looking to buy one for a while now and browsing. I'm planning on going with NamCheap or CrazyDomains.com.au because I'm in Australia. Hopefully I'll be able to find a cheap one. CrazyDomains had a deal doing domains for $3 a year the other day, too!
 
i grabbed a couple of test-names on luckyRegister.com on the cheap.

i'm starting to think the ideal will be to transfer a domain every time its up for renewal and save a few $$ by transferring names back and forth.
 

hop0n

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namecheap.com and godaddy.com are both cheap and reliable. I've been using their services for a few years and I'm quite happy with them.
 

Quags

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i grabbed a couple of test-names on luckyRegister.com on the cheap.

i'm starting to think the ideal will be to transfer a domain every time its up for renewal and save a few $$ by transferring names back and forth.
Just make sure you give yourself more than 7 from the expiration date to ensure it doesn't expire during the move.
 

Quags

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Next question: What features do you think InterServer domains (my.interserver.net->domains) are lacking that other providers may have.
 
when godaddy tried to charge me $150 to restore a file once, i decided that was the end.

also, that last super-bowl ad was sorta gross (i am trying to withhold the tacky comments) - and i am not a fan of Bob Parsons since the guy is an egotistical maniac.
 
The only one I've ever used, unfortunately, was GoDaddy. I was helping a family member set up a website. We didn't really have many problems, but I did suspect there were cheaper and easier options out there. I wish I had of done more research and heard about the Namecheap option instead.
 
not to worry. some of us actually used A-O-hell once upon a time as well. there are many good support groups for godaddy customers to help lead them away from evil.
 
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