Matt Mossholder on 23 Nov 2013 14:53:46 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Domain Registrar recommendations - revisited

I've been using Namecheap, for about 10 domains, with no issues for about a year.


On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Eric at <> wrote:
I just got a renewal notice from GoDaddy (yeah, I know) for two domains.

.net    $ 16.99/year
.org    $ 17.99/year

At those prices I'm thinking of a different registrar.  Well, that and:

   I can call them and they'll back off on the price to keep me as a
      customer but why don't they just give me a fair price up front?

   I had to spend half and hour on their site to find and disable
      the auto-renew settings.

   They supported SOPA.

   They used to (and still might) delay domain transfers for an unreasonably
      long time.

   Their web site is a minimum of useful information embedded in a
      confusing blizzard of "trick" offers for things I don't need|want.

I searched the email archives and found these (approximate) counts from 2008,
2010 & 2012:

  Registrar               Recommendations
 ----------------------- ----------------    2 (or more?)           2 (or more?)               2               1  (I currently have 2 or 3 domains here)            1                1       1

Any new thoughts and/or experiences?
By the way, the site is gone - godaddy bought it out!
I have to wonder how much *that* cost them.

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