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Postby ElevatingYourBusiness » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:52 pm

I want to leave Go daddy for no reason other than their commercials are demeaning to women. In the past I've used Network Solutions when it was the only game in town.

I would like to find another place to register my 20 domain names; or move them over as they come close to expiring.

The company would have to have a phone number in addition to online support.

What companies do you recommend?


(I did find an old post here from 2005 on the subject, but think it's time for a revisit)

Thanks much.
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Postby sct100 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:09 pm

I have inmotion and am pretty happy.
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Postby angienewton » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:11 pm

Maria,
The only company that I have personal experience with for domains other than Go Daddy is My Domain. I only have one domain there but they have been fine since I got it back in 2001.
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:46 pm

I am only using Godaddy too!
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Postby AveryWeb » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:32 pm

I actually register my own domains and save a bunch of money!!!

I have a resellers account through hostgator for my websites and they include the domain package.

If you have that many domains you may want to lookinto hostgators resellers package.

Im registering mine for about $13CDN a year!!!
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Postby angienewton » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:30 pm

AveryWeb,
Thanks for posting a suggestion to help Maria. We appreciate your input.
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Postby Russell Portwood » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:59 am

I moved all (except one they are holding hostage) of my domains out of GoDaddy. I have been using NameCheap and so far have loved their service. Worth a look!
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Postby tknoppe » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:41 am

Ok gotta ask - why the mass exodus from GoDaddy?
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Postby CorpRebel » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:09 pm

tknoppe wrote:Ok gotta ask - why the mass exodus from GoDaddy?


I haven't noticed OR heard of any big mass exodus from GoDaddy. But people dislike them for various reasons whether political or social/society issues or some other reason that makes the person not want to deal with them. That's fine. That's why there are good alternatives out there.

There are some marketers that don't use them because they (GoDaddy) have a trigger finger for spam complaints. Per their TOS they "can" disable (think "cancel") your domain registration for any spam complaints or complaints about your website on that particular domain. Apparently they can be heavy handed about it.

BUT ... If there actually WERE that many issues of that type, then GoDaddy wouldn't still be #1 domain registrar. Certainly, I'm sure they have their bad sides too. But one can probably find faults with others too.

Fortunately, I haven't dealt with any issues like that with GD.

Personally I have no problems with GoDaddy. I have close to 100 domains registered with them. They definitely have some great deals at times too. Been with them for several years now.

I also use NameCheap.com for domains also. One thing I like about NameCheap, though, is their site is a bit more user friendly than GD.

JUST DON'T get webhosting thru your domain registrar! Keep that separate. :wink:


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Postby tknoppe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:59 pm

I use GoDaddy and I have a reseller acct for domains & still perfer Godaddy. Never used NameCheap - may have to check them out.

I have TWO reseller hosting accounts, plus a personal HostGator account, & agree, never mix domain registration company services with hosting company services.
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Postby terrapin719 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:25 pm

tknoppe wrote:Ok gotta ask - why the mass exodus from GoDaddy?


I still use GoDaddy only because they are a common standard. But I do find myself using NameCheap more.

I've had a complete GoDaddy experience and I have to say it left me unhappy. Their webhosting and customer service are pretty sucky. They are great for domain names for the most part, but in comparison to the competition they are a bit high priced.
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Postby tknoppe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:34 pm

Really - so NameCheap is uh, cheaper? :P
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Postby CorpRebel » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:17 pm

tknoppe wrote:Really - so NameCheap is uh, cheaper? :P


:lol:

Regular price-wise, Go Daddy is higher than NameCheap but GoDaddy has alot of coupon codes out there from 10%-25% off. Search "GoDaddy codes" and find the latest codes. I can't remember the last time I paid "full-price" for a domain at GoDaddy! :roll:

Occasionally, NameCheap has some coupon codes but not often since their prices are a bit lower regularly. You can search for those too.


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Postby tknoppe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:32 pm

I must be a dunce; I always just pay regular price at Godaddy. I remember back when domains were $70 each - so I feel like I'm getting a deal at $10 each! LOL
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Postby CorpRebel » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:57 pm

tknoppe wrote:I must be a dunce; I always just pay regular price at Godaddy. I remember back when domains were $70 each - so I feel like I'm getting a deal at $10 each! LOL


Yeah, I remember those days too, when Network Solutions was the ONLY game in town. Each domain was $35/yr BUT you HAD to buy for 2yrs = $70.

The good ol' days - huh? :lol:


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