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Good Domain Registrars

 2:54 pm on Oct 22, 2000 (gmt 0)
I have been thinking a fair bit about the problems of domain registering. I have a few domains with Network Solutions (US$35 expensive), a few with DomainGuru (just to test, US$19 each year), and some at Register thanks to the recent US$1 sale.

However I can see that it could get messy keeping track of things with different domains at varying registrars.

I have been looking for [b]One Good Registrar[/b] with reasonable prices.

I stumbled across [url]http://www.domainnamebuyersguide.com[/url] who review some of the registrars and also have users warnings about unsatisfactory dealings.

They have three lists:- best price, best legal position and best overall. A site from France, www.gandi.net, seems to come out on top:- top legally, top price (US$12 per year) and third overall.

They also include some freebies such as one email redirection and URL redirction.

As we have rather an eclectic membership here I thought I would ask if anyone has had any dealings with them, good bad or otherwise.

Or failing that, who do you think is the best registrar and why.

Of course this also begs the question of "should we put all our domains with one registrar?", ie, all our eggs in one basket. What if the registrar goes under?

Any thoughts?




 2:23 am on Oct 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've used www.gandi.net for a few domains without any difficulty. Their site design isn't all that impressive, but the online service works fine. I've changed hosts with their online forms with no problems. Haven't had to e-mail them yet.


 2:38 am on Oct 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

>>Their site design isn't all that impressive

True bill, but then I take the view that a company's foyer (lobby for those across the pond, and Internet Start Page for us all) is not necessarily indicative of the service of the company and so this may be a good thing.

They seem to me to have a very good no-nonsense business sense.

Any other views anyone??

What about "all you domains in one basket (registrar)"???



 4:10 am on Oct 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

>one basket
I have about 50 domains, some prepaid out as far as 5 years. I keep all on NetSol because they're likely to be around for the long haul. The billing service and the follow-up snailmail to the billing address are good. If I were just parking hundreds of domains, the extra bucks would be something worth considering, but for developed sites or domain names of high value, I'd stick w/ NetSol.


 12:03 pm on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

Great Prices,
Slow to update,
Greate Prices.
A horrible interface.
Great Prices,
Refund on domains deleted within 3days.
Great Prices.

I have not used Gandi.net, but I do have some clients into them.

As far as putting everything in one basket, I think as long as you stick with one of the approved sellers, there should be no problem. They all had to put up $100grand US to get into the game.


 5:57 pm on Nov 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

i have had really good luck with directnic.com

in fact i have becomt my own domain broker with opensrs.org

when paid in advanve urls are $6.00 per year


 6:05 pm on Nov 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

I use easy easyhosting.com which is owned by tucows. They also run hosting etc (which I don't use). The run for $30 CDN per year and transfering hosts in not a problem.


 5:41 am on Nov 22, 2000 (gmt 0)
Never had a problem with them and they are fast.

 6:44 am on Nov 22, 2000 (gmt 0)

Ditto on directnic. Easy admin, good service, low price.

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