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[Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Paul Mackinney
My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.

I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
all just A & CNAME records.

TIA,

Paul

--
Paul Mackinney
2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
510/643-0106
[hidden email]
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Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Bill Clark
I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
variation in opinions on that one.

I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.

Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
or another.

-Bill Clark
Systems Unit
Graduate Division

> My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
> Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.
>
> I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
> account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
> hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
> and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
> all just A & CNAME records.
>
> TIA,
>
> Paul
>
> --
> Paul Mackinney
> 2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
> University of California at Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
> 510/643-0106
> [hidden email]
> --
> Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
> Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
> Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
> If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
>         'Kokomo' --Greg Brown
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Jeff Teeters
I've been satisfied with:

http://www.sitelutions.com

In the last year of so, they changed their website and now have some
kind of "membership program" which is they didn't have before.   But
the rates for domain registration seem reasonable and they still
donate some of their profits to charity.  So it might be worth
checking out.

Jeff


On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Bill Clark <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
> easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
> to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
> variation in opinions on that one.
>
> I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
> abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
> really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
> after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
> unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.
>
> Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
> or another.
>
> -Bill Clark
> Systems Unit
> Graduate Division
>
>> My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
>> Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.
>>
>> I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
>> account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
>> hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
>> and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
>> all just A & CNAME records.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> --
>> Paul Mackinney
>> 2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
>> University of California at Berkeley
>> Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
>> 510/643-0106
>> [hidden email]
>> --
>> Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
>> Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
>> Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
>> If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
>>         'Kokomo' --Greg Brown
>>
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Adam Carlson-2
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I have also used Go-daddy for a long time but have started migrating to namecheap.com in recent years following an "incident" with a very well known and well respected security researcher (Gordon Lyon AKA Fyodor, the creator of nmap) .  He had such a bad experience that he registered

http://nodaddy.com/

which outlines in detail some of the issues people have had with godaddy (his story is here http://nodaddy.com/mystory.html).  Every company has the occasional (and often-times unintentional) bad customer experience, so I think this should be taken with a grain of salt, but I thought I would mention it.

I like namecheap.com because I think the first year of whoisguard is free, which cuts down on the amount of spam you might otherwise receive.  I personally have never had an issue with either godaddy or namecheap.

-Adam

Bill Clark wrote:

> I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
> easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
> to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
> variation in opinions on that one.
>
> I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
> abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
> really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
> after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
> unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.
>
> Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
> or another.
>
> -Bill Clark
> Systems Unit
> Graduate Division
>
>> My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
>> Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.
>>
>> I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
>> account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
>> hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
>> and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
>> all just A & CNAME records.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> --
>> Paul Mackinney
>> 2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
>> University of California at Berkeley
>> Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
>> 510/643-0106
>> [hidden email]
>> --
>> Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
>> Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
>> Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
>> If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
>>         'Kokomo' --Greg Brown
>>
>>
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Information Technology
Residential and Student Service Programs
Tel: 510-643-0631
Email: [hidden email]

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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Michael Sinatra-2
On 05/19/11 18:08, Adam Carlson wrote:

> I have also used Go-daddy for a long time but have started migrating
> to namecheap.com in recent years following an "incident" with a very
> well known and well respected security researcher (Gordon Lyon AKA
> Fyodor, the creator of nmap) .  He had such a bad experience that he
> registered
>
> http://nodaddy.com/
>
> which outlines in detail some of the issues people have had with
> godaddy (his story is here http://nodaddy.com/mystory.html).  Every
> company has the occasional (and often-times unintentional) bad
> customer experience, so I think this should be taken with a grain of
> salt, but I thought I would mention it.

Well, the OP *did* say that he didn't want to open a new account with
someone else.  Of the ones he's already with, I'd still suggest godaddy.

> I like namecheap.com because I think the first year of whoisguard is
> free, which cuts down on the amount of spam you might otherwise
> receive.  I personally have never had an issue with either godaddy or
> namecheap.

namecheap doesn't appear to provide any DNSSEC service (unless you can
find a place to put DS records), and they're being sued over whoisguard.
  Whether that suit has merit is very questionable, but it does reduce
the likelihood that it will be free for much longer.

michael

 
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Lucy Greco-2
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For our home use we have used joker.com for 12 or more years. There price is 9 dollars or there about after the conversion from euros. We have never had any problems with them or their service
 

Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu 
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

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To: Paul Mackinney
Cc: 'Micronet List'
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
variation in opinions on that one.

I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.

Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
or another.

-Bill Clark
Systems Unit
Graduate Division

> My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
> Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.
>
> I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
> account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
> hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
> and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
> all just A & CNAME records.
>
> TIA,
>
> Paul
>
> --
> Paul Mackinney
> 2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
> University of California at Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
> 510/643-0106
> [hidden email]
> --
> Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
> Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
> Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
> If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
>         'Kokomo' --Greg Brown
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Daniel Bass
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I see people talking about GoDaddy so I'm going to weigh in since I've been using the Berkeley Web Farm and tried GoDaddy for the first time.  First off, the ads are fine and their tools are ok, but their speed when there is a database connection involved is really bad.  I have confirmed this with a web consultant.  He won't use GoDaddy for that reason.

Daniel Bass

Business Technology Manager
California Program on Access to Care / Health Initiative of the Americas
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
1950 Addison Street, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94704-2647

Tel (510) 643-3858 Fax (510) 642-7861
[hidden email]
http://hia.berkeley.edu

http://cpac.berkeley.edu

On 5/19/2011 6:08 PM, Adam Carlson wrote:
I have also used Go-daddy for a long time but have started migrating to namecheap.com in recent years following an "incident" with a very well known and well respected security researcher (Gordon Lyon AKA Fyodor, the creator of nmap) .  He had such a bad experience that he registered 

http://nodaddy.com/

which outlines in detail some of the issues people have had with godaddy (his story is here http://nodaddy.com/mystory.html).  Every company has the occasional (and often-times unintentional) bad customer experience, so I think this should be taken with a grain of salt, but I thought I would mention it.

I like namecheap.com because I think the first year of whoisguard is free, which cuts down on the amount of spam you might otherwise receive.  I personally have never had an issue with either godaddy or namecheap.

-Adam

Bill Clark wrote:
I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
variation in opinions on that one.

I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.

Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
or another.

-Bill Clark
Systems Unit
Graduate Division

My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.

I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
all just A & CNAME records.

TIA,

Paul

--
Paul Mackinney
2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
510/643-0106
[hidden email]
--
Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
        'Kokomo' --Greg Brown



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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Michael Sinatra-2
Okay, I am not trying to defend godaddy at all, but I am trying to
understand reasonable criteria for selecting a domain registrar.  How
does database speed play a role here?  How often do you make updates to
a domain registrar where such an issue comes in to play?  For me, it's
maybe once per year.

michael

On 05/20/11 09:34, Daniel Bass wrote:

> I see people talking about GoDaddy so I'm going to weigh in since I've
> been using the Berkeley Web Farm and tried GoDaddy for the first time.
> First off, the ads are fine and their tools are ok, but their speed when
> there is a database connection involved is really bad. I have confirmed
> this with a web consultant. He won't use GoDaddy for that reason.
>
> */Daniel Bass/*
>
> */Business Technology Manager/*/
> /California Program on Access to Care / Health Initiative of the Americas
> UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
> 1950 Addison Street, Suite 203
> Berkeley, CA 94704-2647
>
> Tel (510) 643-3858 Fax (510) 642-7861
> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
> http://hia.berkeley.edu <http://hia.berkeley.edu/>
>
> http://cpac.berkeley.edu
>
> On 5/19/2011 6:08 PM, Adam Carlson wrote:
>> I have also used Go-daddy for a long time but have started migrating to namecheap.com in recent years following an "incident" with a very well known and well respected security researcher (Gordon Lyon AKA Fyodor, the creator of nmap) .  He had such a bad experience that he registered
>>
>> http://nodaddy.com/
>>
>> which outlines in detail some of the issues people have had with godaddy (his story is herehttp://nodaddy.com/mystory.html).  Every company has the occasional (and often-times unintentional) bad customer experience, so I think this should be taken with a grain of salt, but I thought I would mention it.
>>
>> I like namecheap.com because I think the first year of whoisguard is free, which cuts down on the amount of spam you might otherwise receive.  I personally have never had an issue with either godaddy or namecheap.
>>
>> -Adam
>>
>> Bill Clark wrote:
>>> I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
>>> easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
>>> to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
>>> variation in opinions on that one.
>>>
>>> I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
>>> abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
>>> really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
>>> after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
>>> unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.
>>>
>>> Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
>>> or another.
>>>
>>> -Bill Clark
>>> Systems Unit
>>> Graduate Division
>>>
>>>> My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
>>>> Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.
>>>>
>>>> I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
>>>> account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
>>>> hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
>>>> and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
>>>> all just A&  CNAME records.
>>>>
>>>> TIA,
>>>>
>>>> Paul
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Paul Mackinney
>>>> 2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
>>>> University of California at Berkeley
>>>> Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
>>>> 510/643-0106
>>>> [hidden email]
>>>> --
>>>> Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
>>>> Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
>>>> Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
>>>> If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
>>>>          'Kokomo' --Greg Brown
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Daniel Bass
Yes, for a domain registrar, I'm sure they are fine.

Daniel Bass

Business Technology Manager
California Program on Access to Care / Health Initiative of the Americas
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
1950 Addison Street, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94704-2647

Tel (510) 643-3858 Fax (510) 642-7861
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http://cpac.berkeley.edu

On 5/20/2011 9:50 AM, Michael Sinatra wrote:
Okay, I am not trying to defend godaddy at all, but I am trying to 
understand reasonable criteria for selecting a domain registrar.  How 
does database speed play a role here?  How often do you make updates to 
a domain registrar where such an issue comes in to play?  For me, it's 
maybe once per year.

michael

On 05/20/11 09:34, Daniel Bass wrote:
I see people talking about GoDaddy so I'm going to weigh in since I've
been using the Berkeley Web Farm and tried GoDaddy for the first time.
First off, the ads are fine and their tools are ok, but their speed when
there is a database connection involved is really bad. I have confirmed
this with a web consultant. He won't use GoDaddy for that reason.

*/Daniel Bass/*

*/Business Technology Manager/*/
/California Program on Access to Care / Health Initiative of the Americas
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
1950 Addison Street, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94704-2647

Tel (510) 643-3858 Fax (510) 642-7861
[hidden email] [hidden email]
http://hia.berkeley.edu <http://hia.berkeley.edu/>

http://cpac.berkeley.edu

On 5/19/2011 6:08 PM, Adam Carlson wrote:
I have also used Go-daddy for a long time but have started migrating to namecheap.com in recent years following an "incident" with a very well known and well respected security researcher (Gordon Lyon AKA Fyodor, the creator of nmap) .  He had such a bad experience that he registered

http://nodaddy.com/

which outlines in detail some of the issues people have had with godaddy (his story is herehttp://nodaddy.com/mystory.html).  Every company has the occasional (and often-times unintentional) bad customer experience, so I think this should be taken with a grain of salt, but I thought I would mention it.

I like namecheap.com because I think the first year of whoisguard is free, which cuts down on the amount of spam you might otherwise receive.  I personally have never had an issue with either godaddy or namecheap.

-Adam

Bill Clark wrote:
I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
variation in opinions on that one.

I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.

Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
or another.

-Bill Clark
Systems Unit
Graduate Division

My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.

I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
all just A&  CNAME records.

TIA,

Paul

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2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
510/643-0106
[hidden email]
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Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Marilyn Saarni-2
In reply to this post by Lucy Greco-2
Dreamhost.com is similar at $9.95 (though I like joker.com too -- they are in Germany, I think).  

I have used Dreamhost.com for a couple of nonprofit websites, and they have great support people and they seem well-organized and technically up-to-date.  

I didn't need a database for those sites, but the original dreamhost.com recommendation to me came from a website design management company's president, who had very high standards.

Campus has a working relationship with an outside ISP now, and you might want to check that out further -- request a quote, say.  

In-house strategic sourcing contact:  Stacey Templeman <[hidden email]>.  

Company:  Servint - http://www.servint.net/

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- Marilyn

On May 20, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Lucy Greco wrote:

For our home use we have used joker.com for 12 or more years. There price is 9 dollars or there about after the conversion from euros. We have never had any problems with them or their service


Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

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Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:43 PM
To: Paul Mackinney
Cc: 'Micronet List'
Subject: Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

I've always liked Go-Daddy, and find their tools quite comprehensive and
easy to use... but they seem to rub some people the wrong way (maybe due
to their arguably quite offensive ads?) so you'll probably get a wide
variation in opinions on that one.

I hate Network Solutions with a passion, mostly because of their blatant
abuse of monopoly power while they held it ($75/year to register a domain?
really? ..and that was a dramatic reduction from their previous pricing,
after many complaints) and their aborted attempt to hijack every
unregistered domain name in existence, around ten years ago.

Other than that, I have no real opinions on any other registrar, one way
or another.

-Bill Clark
Systems Unit
Graduate Division

My dept. currently has domains registered with Network Solutions,
Register.com, Go-Daddy, and DomainDiscover.

I'm on a campaign to consolidate these. Don't really want to open an
account with someone new. The only services we use are DNS, no email, no
hosting, no nothing. We have a dozen domains, some are managed by CNS
and the registrar just points to Cal, some we manage ourselves, but it's
all just A & CNAME records.

TIA,

Paul

--
Paul Mackinney
2111ABC Etcheverry Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
510/643-0106
[hidden email]
--
Dig my grave with a Bobcat, and throw in a couple of spuds.
Asses to asses, butts to butts, red blood to red mud.
Pass around a bottle of Jim Beam, play something on the banjo.
If anybody asks you where I've gone, just tell 'em "to Kokomo."
       'Kokomo' --Greg Brown



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Re: [Micronet] Best/Most PC/Cheapest/Least Heinous Domain Registrar?

Scot Hacker
Maybe not relevant to pure registration, but  my main complaint with godaddy is that their web hosting, control panel tools, and software installations are just godawful. While that wouldn't affect you or me because we wouldn't do hosting there,  end users often go to godaddy for domain registration. Then, when they decide they want a site, they start using godaddy's hosting tools, and people like you and me end up supporting them, having to wade through their horrible control panels and weird ftp, being upsold to at every turn, with buxom race car drivers staring down at us through cleavage.

I finally got so tired of the constant up-sell and suggestive imagery that I started the process of moving 80 domains off godaddy and over to moniker a year ago (almost done now).

Scot


 
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