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Who should I use for a domain registrar?

Asked by gsiener (410points) November 14th, 2006
I have a bunch of domains registered through a free account with 1and1. This is going away soon and I'd like to move my domains to somewhere cheaper/better.
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ben's avatar
Well, Microsoft is nowing giving away webhosting and registration (Offic Live), but I can't recommend them
ben's avatar
However, it's the only free option currently that I know of
skfinkel's avatar
I used godaddy, and it seems to be working all right. But I am not an expert in this--just a place to check out.
ben's avatar
1&1 currently is the cheapest, and even though I'm using them I've read some poor reviews
gsiener's avatar
Ben - have you figured out a way to keep the domains with them but cancel the account?
ben's avatar
no--but I plan to do this soon
ben's avatar
theoretically, you should be able to just transfer them
gsiener's avatar
right, but you have to pay someone to keep up the registry fees
gsiener's avatar
http://forum.textdrive.com/viewtopic.php?id=12641
gsiener's avatar
sounds like the guy in that thread is trying to do the same
ben's avatar
Interesting... Yeah, I'd like to know a good domain registrar myself
ben's avatar
Hopefully someone else will chime in
gsiener's avatar
I actually got a domain through yahoo!
gsiener's avatar
I'm looking into transferring right now...
gsiener's avatar
nope, Yahoo only does redelegation
gsiener's avatar
looking into godaddy
gsiener's avatar
sounds like you can do an upgrade to an Instant Domain package, and the domains are still $6/yr
ben's avatar
ahh... sorry, that's what I currently have
ben's avatar
It's works fine... and the price is hard to beat... haven't come across any problems yet but wouldn't recommend it for large scale stuff
Sandeep's avatar
dreamhost is pretty good to me.
stephan's avatar
gandi (.net) gives you full control and ownership over .{com,net,org,biz,info,name,be,eu,fr} 1gb email for 12euro/yr. no other real services, but i like them
williamsburger's avatar
directnic.com is $15/year, but I've always had a good experience with them
dstowell's avatar
i've used namebargain in the past, but can't remember if they're slightly more expensive than they have to be.
dstowell's avatar
instantdomainsearch.com can recommend some registrars.
bob's avatar
I've used dreamhost for registration-only and hosting, and I think they're good. $10/year. They have given me good service, and it's hard to screw up domain registration. (The only problem would be a completely unethical company that tries to steal or keep the domain if you try to leave them. Dreamhost won't do that.) I've also used gkg.net, which is a little cheaper (variable pricing, but $9/year for .com).
ben's avatar
It's hilarious that "namebargain" is slightly more expensive
lemonobrien's avatar
networksolutions.com
hoist2k's avatar
godaddy is the biggest. cheap and easy. never had a problem. for production hosting on dedicated servers, i like cari.net
Evan's avatar
yes, yes, yes - godaddy.com is BY FAR the best. they can do anything, just like reading rainbow. AND, they have the best customer support in the world, by far.
Deaner3D's avatar
GoDaddy. Sick customer service (I don't know how they put up with some of the questions, really). And they have funny commercials.
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Go Daddy sucks unless you’re a pro. It may be cheap but all their ads and ad-ons make the system very difficult to get through unless you know what you’re doing. As a computer dunce, I have a very hard time of it and when I’ve phoned, they haven’t picked up or said they’d call back but didn’t.

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