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Does registrar used affect speed/quality/security etc.?
Plus what happens to domain names if a small registrar goes bust?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 513 posted 3:38 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Network Solutions boast that they have "Reliability" and "Security".

However, they are also extremely expensive compared to other registrars.

I am thinking of switching our domain names away from NetSol

What I wanted to ask was:

- does the registrar you use affect the speed at which your site is accessed from the browser? (do cheaper companies have slightly slower forwarding?)

- are there any possible "security" issues relating to smaller and cheaper companies?

- finally, what would happen to our domain names if a company went out of business? That is, of course, a major concern to us.

Thank you :)

(edited by: NFFC at 6:31 pm (utc) on April 1, 2002)



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Msg#: 513 posted 6:53 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Registrar do not affect speed at all. Infact a Registrar has nothing to do with forwarding your domain name to your website.

All Registrars use a centralized name resolving scheme. There are 13 master computers in the world that do this resolving.

So you should not have a problem with another registrar.

In my personal experience, you can find a lot better security with some of the cheaper registrars. I hear more complaints about NetSol then any other company.

If you domain name company goes out of business their is a plan in place (per ICANN) that will transition your domain to a new company), You don't have to worry about that.

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