[kwlug-disc] Domain registrars

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Tue Jul 6 23:35:00 EDT 2010


Hi

Insurance squared wrote:

"Plus,  I don't trust companies who's basic marketing premise is 'tits'.


Well I happen to like tits. Despite that, I would probably go with NetDirect.

John
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--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Domain registrars
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 9:14 PM





  
  
They are not fine when used as a registrar.  A couple of years ago they
would routinely hold entire websites hostage, based on nothing other
than frivolous spam reports.  They would take your website offline and
you had to pay $300 to get it back online even if the spam report was
frivolous and irrelevant.  This was not an isolated occurence, it was
common business practice.



You and I compete, I send godaddy an email about your domain.  Boom,
your site is gone until you call them and pay them $300.  Holla!



I also have a friend that's recommended godaddy who just email blasted
his customers.  His customers started calling and registering with
godaddy, and one old guy at least has a customer service rep sneak a 5
year registration past the guy.  And they would not refund.  They
charged, and done.  



In this case, one good experience should not translate into a
recommendation.  Godaddy has too long a history of dramatically
screwing registrants for money and continues to be unapolagetic about
it.



Plus,  I don't trust companies who's basic marketing premise is 'tits'.














On 06/07/10 05:01 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
wrote:

  
  Horror
stories=godaddy.

  
  

Been using them for many years without any issues. 

The cost is low (at least for .com/.net/.org, haven't tried .ca).

  

Their control panel feels "busy", and they try to upsell/cross-sell via
email

newsletter. Just ignore those.

  

Don't get their hosting. It is no good. 

  

Don't use them for DNS either.

  

If you use them just as a registrar, they are fine.

  

  
  .com
registrations, I use moniker.com

.ca registrations, I use namespro.

  
  
  

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