[lug] domain registrat recommendations

Walter Pienciak walter at pienciak.org
Sun Dec 2 20:49:32 MST 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 08:41:43PM -0700, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> I need to transfer my domain registrations.  My current registrar
> offered some options such as godaddy.com, ghandi.com and register.com.
> Godaddy is cheap but it looks like it's the kind of place to sell my
> info and I'll end up with all kinds of crap in the mail (postal and
> electronic).  Register.com is a bit pricey compared to others (as is
> Network Solutions).  Ghandi looks good but is not US-based and the
> pricing is in Euro's.  
> Anyone have a recommendation for a regsitrar they work with, are happy
> with, and won't end up selling my info or cause me all kinds of
> administrative headaches dealing with junk mail?
> My old registrar used to just email me when a registration was about to
> expire and I just emailed back to renew for a given period.  It was
> quick and simple.  I'd like to have something similar if at all
> possible.

I'm happy with register.com.  $35/yr or whatever just isn't that
much, really, in real dollars, for the convenience of having
pretty configurable DNS support also.  They also have an
"autorenew" feature if that's important to you.

Yeah, there are cheaper places; yeah, domains used to be free.
Having them host the DNS on multiple servers with multiple
network connections is worth the difference to me.

My $0.02,

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