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jk321

8:14 pm on Jan 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A while ago there was a short discussion about domain registrars, and there seemed to be a concensus that one company was the best to deal with.

Was it Dotster.com, or another one?

Thanks

8:21 pm on Jan 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not sure which particular discussion you are referring to, but I have heard many, many positive comments about [000domains.com...] .

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1:24 am on Jan 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>short discussion about domain registrars...

Hmmm.., I know its around here somewhere...

now where did it go??

Ah! Here [webmasterworld.com] it is.

Onya
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Any changes since then?

I've been using bulkregister.com. They are good but I am curious about what other companies are offering. The two things that matter to me are:
1 Ease of buying and modifying domain registrations.
2 Cheapness.
Like they would be anything else. ;)

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Littleman,
I'd go with Dotregister.com
6:46 am on Feb 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I used ns for years, then switched to register.com last winter. Had a brief stint late last summer with OpenSrs. Although I still have accounts at all and even a few other minor ones, I'm now using Dotregistrar [dotregistrar.com] almost exclusively.

Pros:
Prices are competitive without a time frame on usage like some registrars.
Easy to bulk buy domains under any profile.
A few member perks like available domains sent every-so-often.
An option for a reseller api (not worth it).
Cancel a domain reg within 72 hours - no charge.
Free transfers.

Cons:
The Web based interface is rather goofy and complex (aren't they all?).
The interface doesn't always act the way other registrars work given the same function name.
Updating domains isn't difficult, but is "goofy" (4forms you have to press the right confusing button on each - it's like 3card monte).
It's the Sam'sClub of registrars (bulk prices, and nothing pretty).

How's that compare to bulkregister? I'm just about out of domain years on account and looking for new options. A better interface is first on the list.

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BulkRegister has an email template...I never used it but it sounds like a good thing if you do a lot of regs. They are good so far unlike another (I wont nameit) that screwed up everything they did. NS is stable but expensive. I wonder what a mess it would be if a company went under?
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One thing I gotta say about Bulk is that the interface is great. It is fast and intuitive. Changes are also easy. I actually like the service very much. My problem with them is the initial set-up fee. I already
have a couple of accounts with them and I need to get some domains on a new project and cant mix them in with my existing accounts. So, if I want to use them again I have to spend the $79 registration fee
again. The price per domain is $12 if you buy under 50 a month - I don't think I'll ever go over that. So, the prices all things considered are ok but not great.

I'm checking out dotregistrar.com. Brett, you are right - that is an ugly interface. It probably would be worth it to save the cash. As long as they get the job done that is what really matters.

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www.joker.com has given me excellent service.

They charge aroun 11 Euro, around $10, and are quick to handle your requests.

You need to register the first time but then itīs quite intuitive to use.

I use www.mydomain.com for parking them for free, anyone have any more tips for free parking?

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Lennart,

Onestop.net will let you park your domains for free.

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If a registrar won't park for free, why would you use them? I thought they all were doing free domain name parking now.