irritating perrenial registrar opinion request
I've got a domain that has been registered at network solutions for ages. I'd like to find a registrar that is cheaper and has better service. I was thinking of GoDaddy, but a friend of mine said that the transfer procedure from NetSol -> GoDaddy was pretty bad.
Anyone recommend a DNS that is at least sort of easy to transfer a domain to, from netsol?
March 13th, 2007 5:27pm
I don't understand why the transfer would be any different depending on your registrar.
I moved a few domains from Network Solutions to Godaddy last year and it went exactly the same as every other domain transfer I've ever done. In a word: painless.
Go with Godaddy.
March 13th, 2007 5:59pm
They aren't cheap, but I use Webnames (webnames.ca). Also painless to move domains and excellent service (although we arguably get better service because of how long we've been delaing with them).
March 13th, 2007 6:17pm
What kind of service do you need from a registrar?
March 13th, 2007 6:28pm
> I don't understand why the transfer would be any different depending on your registrar.
I don't either; I just asked a friend and that is what he said.
March 13th, 2007 6:30pm
I've needed them to:
- re-arrange names and accounts to deal with personal vs. work domains
- tell me what to do when I forgot to renew a domain
- coordinate multiple people who are allowed to make changes to different domains w/in one company
Nothing major, but it's nice to call or email a real person.
March 13th, 2007 7:06pm
I would like similar service to what Ward mentions. I've had to run through the "fax me your infoz" routine with network solutions and that was a true headache. If there was actually someone available on the phone, that would be ideal. GoDaddy has great prices; I'm just worried that they are so huge, something is going to get messed up in my domain transfer and I'll lose my domain, and have nobody to ask what is up.
March 13th, 2007 10:02pm
How many domains do you have, hello.? I think you get the better service if you have enough domains to count as a commercial account. I don't recall what the magic number is, we got commercial account status because we were dealing with them before they actually existed.
March 14th, 2007 12:52am