Drop Dead, Bored Bystander

Registrar stability

Curious if anyone knows - what would happen if, for example, GoDaddy (which is very high-flying and .COMish at the moment) went belly-up? What would be the status of all of the domain names registered through GoDaddy?

I registered 7 domain names with GoDaddy tonight, but my primary one I renewed under Network Solutions.

Speaking of Network Solutions, it's remarkable how such a once respectable companies became such a clusterfug of douche-bags - apart from things like sending you scary YOUR DOMAIN IS EXPIRING! snail mails over a year before the actual expiration, little things like when you're done renewing it has a "CONTINUE" button that brings you to some shady third party crap on another site. Some thing where it tells you that you're getting $20 back, and it asks for your information and credit card apparently to credit you. If you read the tremendously, in my opinion fraudulently, smaller fine print, you see that you're actually signing up for some nonsense $10/month "service". Uh huh. Does Network Solutions also have marketing agreements with burglars and car thieves?
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
March 18th, 2005
NSI hasn't been respectible for what, over 5 years now?
GoDaddy claims to be profitable--why would they go belly up?
Permalink mb 
March 18th, 2005
"GoDaddy claims to be profitable--why would they go belly up?"

When a low-margin .COM company is buying advertising on the superbowl, it's a pretty ominous sign.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
March 18th, 2005
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