[lug] Need Advice on Domain Registration Services

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Fri Jul 22 09:57:30 MDT 2005

Bill Thoen wrote:
> I was thinking of transferring to GoDaddy, but before I do that, I'd
> thought I'd ask and see if anyone has any advice about this. If I pay
> Network Solutions $95 to renew my domain registration, do I get that much
> more in security, services, etc. than if I go with GoDaddy, who wants only
> about $9? Seems to me they both offer the same essential service, but I
> just wonder why NS charges ten times more that GD.

I used GoDaddy and have no complaints.  All I did was put my info in to 
get the registration and haven't used them since, so I don't really need 
anything much.  Googling around at the time didn't reveal a long list of 

I did go back when there was the big IPS hijack a while ago and check to 
see that my registrations were "locked".  I haven't been hijacked yet so 
I'd say their security is fine.

'Course if you stand to lose big money you can afford to spend a bit 
more on due diligence and your "vendor relationship".


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