Andres Garcia on 23 Nov 2013 19:39:50 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Domain Registrar recommendations - revisited

At one time I used Network Solutions and GoDaddy but was very frustrated and dissatisfied with pricing and support. Eventually I migrated to Dreamhost (Domain only reg only), as reported already, Dreamhost made it straightforward and easy. Network solutions made me jump through hoops.
I've been with Dreamhost since 2009 now and I appreciate how communicative they are on the status of upcoming payments and expiration dates. DNS is straightforward and easy to manage and, before I went to my own, I felt the hosting prices to be reasonable, especially if you score a special. I couldn't figure out how to do some records that were not listed by default, the Dreamhost support team quickly replied and showed me how to put in any custom record (but, IIRC, they don't guarantee they will always work) as an unspecified text record.
If you were happy with your provider, I wouldn't feel the need to say you should definitely switch. For anyone, whether they need services beyond basic domain registration and hosting, are a new user, or looking to move, I would definitely recommend Dreamhost.

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Timothy Jones <> wrote:
I've used DreamHost for a few years now, they've got very convenient domain management and hosting options (I run a virtual server through them). I migrated a GoDaddy domain to them a few months ago--the only difficulty was on the GoDaddy end, Dreamhost makes transfers very convenient.  If you don't want to use their hosting, the domain costs are quite competitive on their own. 

They have a deal going on with gizmodo if you wanted to try hosting:

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Steve Shim <> wrote:
> +1 for namecheap!

+2 - they're cheap, and their DNS is a lot more capable than most of
the other options and saves me from having to pay somebody else
$10/month for it.

I used to use DNSMadeEasy for Backup MX - I have nothing but good
things to say about them but their service is a little pricier and I
found somebody willing to provide free backup MX if you let them run
your mail through their spam analyzers (they don't filter it - they
just learn from it).  If that ever stops being free I'd probably go
back to them.

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