Domain registration (19 posts)

  1. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Used them for a couple years so far.
    You can set up for as little at £10GBP,, have them 'look after' your domain name, but point it at another providers DNS, was rec'd to me from a newsgroup I follow, and I've never had a complaint.
    They also do a £10GBP hosting package too.
    It's basic to start with, but they'll upgrade you whenever, you get proper POP3 email accounts.
    I have 3 domains with them right now, and all 3 are hosted elsewhere.

  2. phrancey
    Posted 12 years ago #

    for registering, I think the best, from what I've heard is godaddy.com
    they're cheap, and reliable (from what i've heard).
    for hosting siteflip (what I'm hosted on) is really cheap, and I haven't had any problems yet. They've always responded to help desk tickets very quickly.
    also lunarpages is pretty good too, as is netrillium.
    places to avoid:
    I've heard nothing but bad things about them. Of course, I could be wrong.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I agree with the http://godaddy.com recommendation. Unlike some cheap registrars, you clearly own your name and they are easy to manage.
    Hosting is all over the place. Obviously you want php and mysql if you are wordpress.

  4. Cena
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the responses.
    I don't need suggestions for hosts because my inclination is to start paying the guys who currently give me free space. :)
    What I meant by 'hosting' is: okay, I've registered a domain. Then what? Do I need to know anything about DNS? Or do I just say, hey, I've got this domain and I want space for it? I guess I'm asking about how to go about getting that domain up and running (technically speaking). Make sense? I think I lack the right vocabulary to adequately express these questions. :)

  5. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Well there are several ways to do it.
    First, if you have web space up already and want to go the route of least resistance, you simply alias that new domain to the existing address. That will work, but later may get messy for links and so forth. In this case you go to the dns of the registrar who simply forwards you to the alias address. Typically this has no cost beyond the domain registration fee ($9.00 U.S.).
    Second, and better, is that you find out the dns addresses/names for the server you are on. The host then sets its server to recognize that the request is for your page and they deliver visitors to you. You just need to ask them to do so and get the proper dns info. It typically will look something like ns1.hostdomain.com Until they configure the server, that will then usually default to their main page. After they configure it ... you are in business.
    Both of these can be done from the administrative panel at http://godaddy.com from my experience and probably from most any other decent registrar as well.

  6. Cena
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks bestfoot, that's very helpful. :)

  7. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Take a look at http://www.mydomain.com . You will find answers to almost your questions. If not, post again :-)

  8. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    i recommend 1and1.com (or in europe 1und1.de, 1and1.co.uk). cheap, reliable, fast. and the biggest provider worldwide!

  9. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    About GoDaddy, they're fraudulently suggesting you own your own name. ICANN rules do not permit this. GoDaddy is violating their contract by misleading people in this way. (with luck, ICANN will crack down on them for this)
    I've been using them for some time. They're TERRIBLE. I mean, REALLY, REALLY bad. Someone duped them into transferring a domain out of my account last week. They're trying to wash their hands of their responsibilities.

  10. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Shifted my domain to: http://www.aksinfo.com/ pretty reasonable packages...

  11. TechGnome
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Cena - I've used the following hosts/registrars:
    http://www.1and.com (this is where my personal site is hosted)
    http://www.jodohost.com (I have a "professional" based site with this host.)
    I have been happy with with both, and it was easy to register domains through both of them. For the most part, if you register your domain through your host you don't need to know anythign about DNS, they take care of that for you. But, any respectable host will allow you to register through an outside registrar and have it point to them (check their FAQ for the proper DNS addresses). If they don't display their DNS addresses somewhere, then I wouldn't go with them.

  12. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I'll second http://www.000domains.com
    Not the cheapest at $13.50 but great & fast customer service (email responses within 1/2 hour) unlike cheaper (but still good - my 2nd choice) GoDaddy with slower response times.
    000domains also allows payments by cheque, money order or international postal money order.

  13. skippy
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I transfered from NetSol to dotster.com, and have been reasonably happy with their service.
    GANDI is the registrar a friend uses and recommends: http://www.gandi.net/

  14. Cena
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for all the input, guys. :)

  15. carthik
    Posted 12 years ago #

    For cheap alternatives, in my opinion, the cheapest with no restrictions, or problems that are evident, I use
    Cleverdot and Rackshack. They never gave me a problem.
    The problem with 1and1.com , as I have gleaned from forums is that they are very, very reluctant to let go of a domain name they register for you, so I you want to change your nameserver, like say make cleverdot.com the manager of your domain name, 1and1.com wont allow you to.
    Good luck, Cena.

  16. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Stay FAR AWAY from Siteflip!
    I posted a moderately negative, completely honest review of them on findmyhosting.com -- the referrer through whom I purchased the hosting -- and my account was suspended within 2 minutes, and flat-out deleted/cancelled within 5. I can assume reviews are fed straight to the host, even though there's no indication of this when you're filling out the review. No warning, no contact, no inquiry, nothing. They have blocked my IP, and their whois phone number is bogus, so I have no way to contact them. I am assuming they will keep the money for the remaining 9 months on my 1-year prepaid account.
    It's now 24 hours later and I have yet to hear from either Siteflip or findmyhosting.
    Again, avoid siteflip and beware posting a hosting review for an active account!

  17. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Oops, turns out siteflip did refund my money without letting me know. Nevertheless, this was still a very unpleasant experience.

  18. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I have just used Gandi dot net. Domain Registration is all they do. Hence ultra efficient service and very low costs. My domain registered and pointed in minutes. A cool admin panel lets you redirect all your names in one go from one point. Really good value at twelve Euros a pop. Usual credit cards etc.
    I am really pleased.

  19. davidchait
    Posted 12 years ago #

    godaddy has been very good for my friends and family. I've also heard good things about 1and1.com.

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