[lug] Need Advice on Domain Registration Services

F.L. Whiteley techzone at greeleynet.com
Sat Jul 23 07:00:49 MDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us
> [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]On Behalf Of Bill Thoen
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 9:23 AM
> To: Boulder Linux Users Group
> Subject: [lug] Need Advice on Domain Registration Services
> My domain name is coming up for renewal soon and I was thinking of
> transferring it from Network Solutions to somebody else. The reason is
> that NS wants quite a bit more money than some of the other domain hosting
> services out there.
> 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.
> - Bill Thoen
Hmmmm, NSI is normally about $135 for 9 years. 1 year renewals are $35
according to their website.  $95 must be the 5 year renewal.  GoDaddy's is
likely for 1 year.

GoDaddy sells your personal information (or at least they've practiced this
in the past).  In my case they specifically related my personal CC info with
a couple of domains I registered for other parties and sold this to spammers
and junk mailers.  The ONLY link between the two (DOMAIN and my personal
info) was the CC info. The registrant, admin, and technical contact info was
different from my personal info.

Saw another post in this thread about someone having a problem with GoDaddy
when the domain contact info was wrong.  At least NSI has methods for
working around this.  I've straightened out several screwed up domains with
NSI.  They've improved the methods over the past ten years.

Do NOT use Yahoo's domain registration services unless they've broken off
from that Australian registrar.  You'll regret it.


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