View Full Version : Best Place to Purchase a Domain Name
09-04-2003, 08:08 PM
I've seen a lot of different pricing on domains, and I would like some advice on a good site to purchase one from.
09-04-2003, 08:24 PM
My first domain name was via NetSol…. Came with free email for a year, I was a newbie :-) I believed them. They shut off mail 2 months later and tried to say no such offer. Thank goodness I has printed out every screen and saved the postcard they mailed me with the offer.
I use GoDaddy most of the time, usually $9 for each. Any hour I can grab a name and point to my server. then I just email host and have him to set the DNS. My host offers domain name services for 12 dollars, cost plus his time. But if its 3 am and my buddies and I decide we have to grab that name.. GoDaddy works fine for me…
Some have issues with them…. And in the past I will say that they made it difficult to change the registrant ~ required faxed ids and a fee. But I haven't had a problem with them. I think I have 25 domains registered with them...
Customer service is pretty good too...
09-05-2003, 07:35 AM
I can't recommend to you, because I am in UK and obviously it's no good to you over the water.
But look at the websites and see what you get from them, things to look out for:
Cost of transfer to other registrar
Cost of transfer to other individual
Ease of changing name servers
Forwarding options (web,email...)
Some registrars, let you insert nameservers, and that's all. Some might offer all of the above, but for a charge. Some offer all of the above, with no extra charge.
I use 123-reg in the UK, and they offer the above at no extra cost, and they have several methods of forwarding, framed/masked as well as forwarding all domain name traffic to one page, or to the right pages. I obviously use the name servers though as I have proper/paid hosting.
I have seen many people ask how they can point their domain name to free space, they already registered the domain name, and then I find out they can't do this type of forwarding, so thhe answer is they can't.
Most hosts will insert your domain into their DNS tables, and you just provide name servers at registrar. Some hosts might ask that you transfer domain name to them!
Remember always that it can take upto 48hrs for DNS changes to take affect. Mostly less, 12-24, but 48 max.
09-09-2003, 09:27 PM
GoDaddy works fine for me…
Thanks for the advice...I did go with godaddy.com. I bought an extra domain similar to mine so I can redirect.
I also met a potentially good client who wants a website in the near future...it's a unique name, so I did a search and bought the domain name. I'll end up either being a devil or a saviour in his eyes later on...
09-11-2003, 08:32 PM
I was really please with the service I had from Go Daddy, but the last domain name I tried to buy wouldn't go through. I used the same bank & card details to buy the name from a UK supplier, so not a problem my end. Maybe something to do with the pond.
I'd be interested to know if they'd had a drop off in UK sales recently. The shopping cart pages were new, so maybe there's something to do with the lack of a state, or a different format postcode (zipcode).
09-19-2003, 04:14 AM
I dig the Daddy, too. I have about 85 domains with them.
11-14-2003, 01:11 PM
I'd like to chip in I am a "Godaddy Partner" (ICANN approved) and have domain names at low prices with great service all the time.
Until Nov. 30, .COM is on sale for $7.85/year for new registrations, renewals and transfers.
For a limited time you can get .US and .BIZ for $5.95 a year.
JW - Rambodog