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Author Topic: Domain Name Registrars  (Read 3730 times)

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Domain Name Registrars
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:12:46 PM »
I have 12 domains registered with GoDaddy, and I want to switch to another registrar for a variety of reasons.

What's the best way (other than re-registering each as they expire) to transfer them wholesale to another registrar?

And can anyone recommend any other registrars?

Thanks!

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 05:14:40 PM »
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other than re-registering each as they expire
don't even think about that.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 05:46:17 PM »
>> What's the best way (other than re-registering each as they expire) to transfer them wholesale to another registrar?

Not sure what's the best way.

I can however tell you that I've been using Namecheap for the last 9 years without any pain. Lots of features, not too expensive, good customer service IMO... Your mileage may vary.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 06:07:27 PM »
Another vote for NameCheap, they had a special around Christmas where you could transfer your domains to them for ~$3 each, (IIRC), and they threw in an extra year of registration.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 06:09:40 PM »
The four I'm currently looking at are namecheap, name, 1&1, pairnic and ghandi.  The major appeal of 1&1, pairnic, and ghandi is that even though their prices are a bit more, they include privacy, instead of you having to pay extra for it.

I do see that you just end up paying for a year's extension when transferring, and can transfer them in bulk- so that part of the equation is solved.  I've just only used network solutions and godaddy, so didn't know what was a good service.  Two of them are also nameservers, but other than that, I don't have any special requirements.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 06:24:35 PM »
I've been with Hover (used to be DomainDirect) since the mid 90's and have always had good luck with them. There were a few hiccups when they changed hands, but the new support crew handles it quickly and without hassle.

The also discount the registration fees (~30%) when doing a transfer, which I thought was a nice feature.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 06:33:25 PM »
In case anyone else is looking... hover has free private registration also.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 06:39:13 PM »
FWIW name.com and namecheap are the two I would recommend.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 06:43:22 PM »
I use DreamHost. Mostly because I used to use them as my webhost. But they do include privacy in the price of domain registration, which is why I never changed registrars thus far.


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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 07:11:45 PM »
I ended up going with 1&1 for my domain last December but that wasn't a transfer - a domain I let lapse through GoDaddy several months prior actually - and all I'm using it for right now is email and IMAP access. I don't remember all the specifics of my own decision but I do recall it largely came down to bottom line price due to a lack of concrete long term plans for the domain. I've definitely never regretted my choice.

Based on what I've read over the years I actually had Namecheap and Name.com on my short list and my research last year just confirmed my initial impressions of both.
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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 08:46:37 PM »
I've been using 1&1 for my domains without an issue for several years.  Added some, changed some packages, cancelled some, no problem (once you find the right place to cancel).  Registered domains for my son and daughter for Christmas last year with them too.
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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 04:19:00 AM »
If you are still looking I can second Hover. As a nice bonus when you transfer domains to them they will add a year to your current expiry date, rather than from the point of transfer.

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 08:08:42 AM »
I'm not actually doing this until next month, so keep the suggestions and recommendations coming!  And thanks!

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2013, 12:03:08 AM »
I had a fit of inspiration, and was going to register a new domain in the meantime until I transferred my others.  I tried 1&1 and the site was down.  Needless to say, I won't be going with them...  :huh:

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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2013, 05:57:19 AM »
Your inspiration apparently has good timing. Maybe it really just wanted to make sure you saw that.
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Re: Domain Name Registrars
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2013, 08:04:43 AM »
Your inspiration apparently has good timing. Maybe it really just wanted to make sure you saw that.

That is an excellent way of looking at it. :)