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Who is the Best Registrar? (take 2) 173

cardozo asks: "Since my registrar recently did a bad customer service job with me, and their site wasn't all that easy to use, I'm in the market for a new registrar. Slashdot has responded to this question in the distant past, but the world has changed since Feb 2000!. Price is important, but customer service is too. Features are less important to me, but I can imagine that having email forwarding, etc. would be nice. So who do you think is the best registrar?"
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Who is the Best Registrar? (take 2)

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  • godaddy.com (Score:3, Informative)

    by pci ( 13339 ) * <vince DOT power AT gmail DOT com> on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @10:45AM (#7270567) Homepage
    Easy to use, a 24x7 support line that actual has a real person on it, and the best part $8.95/yr.
    • I'll second that recommendation. Not the best website design, but the service is good and the price is right.
    • I've used GoDaddy since I found them to be the cheapest, not expecting much support, but I don't need help, so it wasn't a big deal.

      Finally the three domains I had registed with Network Solutions (when there was no other option), came up for renewal. I figured I'd transfer them to GoDaddy since that is where my other domains were. The first two transfered over fine, but the .org didn't show up.

      I waited a day, still no .org. There was a phone number in the e-mail I got confirming the transfer. So I fig
    • I've got a domain or two with them. It's been OK overall. There are a few too many advertisements in the customer sign up (and even registration configuration interface) for my liking. But the price is good.

      One note of warning: I had expected DNS service to be included, it is NOT (I think there is an optional fee). It wasn't a big deal in the end, but it did catch me off guard, since other registrars tend to include it (albeit at a higher registration cost).
      • DNS service is included now. I registered novasearch.net, and GoDaddy has given me full control over the DNS records. I changed it to point to my IP, and may be putting in some MX records later on, and a few subdomains.

        This is included for free on parked domains. It doesn't cost anything over the default 8.95$ fee. Don't be fooled by the "parked" status, you have full control over the domain.
    • Re:godaddy.com (Score:3, Interesting)

      by revmoo ( 652952 )
      I have to disagree. After registering meep.ws there a couple months back I've vowed to never use GoDaddy again. The advertisements on their site are HORRID, I was really taken aback at the way the ads were in-your-face the entire time I signed up for the domain.

      Why does a legitimate business who is ALREADY getting my money need to also assault me with a barrage of advertising?
      • Re:godaddy.com (Score:3, Interesting)

        by beavis88 ( 25983 )
        Why does a legitimate business who is ALREADY getting my money need to also assault me with a barrage of advertising?

        How do you think they're able to offer such rock-bottom prices? Frankly I've been much more impressed with godaddy.com than with some other registrars who, despite charging 3-4-5x as much, subject you to similarly annoying advertising.
    • Namecheap.com [namecheap.com] Beats you by a few cents (only $8.88/yr) plus it has a great web interface. URL Forwarding, domain transfers, dynamic DNS and a bunch of other things are made pretty easy too :).
  • easydns [easydns.com] is hands-down the best one I've used (except for the "old days" then netsol was the only game in town for \.[com|org|net]).

    as the name implies, they do DNS as well.

    absolutely awesome support. extremely functional web admin. never-fail uptime.

    some perks for the whole shebang (reg + dns) include them being a backup MX host, more mail goodies (if you need them to do some forwarding) and DDNS support.

    <joke>it's a shame they're canadian</joke>
    • I can second that. I've yet to have a problem with them, and they actually helped me out, when a particularly bad web host *cough* dot5hosting *cough* crashed down, hard, for several days, even though it wasn't their problem.

      I like 'em.
  • Cheap ($12), free customized DNS, free forwarders, etc. I like it because it's French, and knowing how they hate Americans (I'm American), and are subsequently less likely to respond favorably to legal action, I feel my domains are safer there.
    • Gandi.net is a haven for spammers and are spammers themselves, I got many spams from them trying to switch me from godaddy, aswell as resellers of theirs. I would recommend NOT going with gandi.net. Do NOT support spammers!
      • You're full of shit. If not, post one spam from Gandi.
      • Re:gandi.net (Score:3, Informative)

        by Zocalo ( 252965 )
        Well, you might have received spam from Gandi, or you might have just received spam that *appeared* to be from Gandi at first glance. You might want to read this [gandi.net] and see if it applies to you. I've certainly had no trouble with them, and I use multiple domain registrars.
    • Gandi has been fantastic for me. No flashy junk adverts on their pages. No B.S. "features". Just good control of DNS, SOA, forwarding, etc. at a good price.

      They are particularly oriented at servicing non-profits, education, etc., which is cool.

      I like the combo of gandi.net/zoneedit.com for small networks at the mercy of telco residential service-levels.

  • by XDG ( 39932 ) * on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @10:54AM (#7270690) Journal

    I have been using Gandi [gandi.net] for several years and been very happy with their service.

    They offer domain registration in .com/.org/.net/.biz/.info/.name/.be for EUR12 a year (about $14 dollars, lately). That includes optional free web redirection, email redirection, DNS hosting, and secondary DNS. Almost all administration is automated on their website and very easy to use. I have zero complaints and nothing but compliments for them, and have been recommending them to friends for low-cost, high-quality domain registration.

    From their site:

    GANDI SARL is a french company created in 1999 by four persons known in the french Internet world (Pierre Beyssac, Laurent Chemla, Valentin Lacambre et David Nahmias).

    Our service focuses primarily on individuals and non profit organisations. Gandi's aim is to provide to individuals domain names easily (for the technical and administratrive part) and for a price as low as possible.


    • I have been using Gandi for several years and been very happy with their service.

      <AOL>Me too.</AOL>

      The only slight quibble I've had is that their web site is a bit susceptible to weird cookie madness, which means that after moving house I've been unable to update my records; but that's happened with other e-commerce sites, so I don't think it's a specific problem with GANDI.

      Other than that they've been easy to use, efficient, very low maintenance, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

    • I second this. I've had nothing but superb experiences and service from Gandi. Everything makes sense, their prices are great, and their TOS are clear as glass.

      What I especially like is that "domain parking" (for when you don't happen to have a DNS server ready right this moment) is just a click away at no extra price--I realize that this can potentially be abused, but it's spectacularly convenient.
    • Ditto. They're cheap, and give you the freedom to do what you want with your domain without extra costs. No newsletters or other crap, they only contact you when your domain will expire. A registar without the fuss.
    • I've used them for years with no hassle. But they have a don't-screw-the-customer policy I like. The first thing in their contract [gandi.net] is: The Client owns the Domain Name registered. That's a big difference from other places, like NetSol, who don't view names as property and feel like they can keep it (and auction it off to the highest bidder) should you ever quit hosting the name with them.

      Also, when I joined, Gandi was a not-for-profit service... I can't find that on their webpage now, but that's the spirit
    • Let me add yet another "me too", as Gandi.net [gandi.net] is by far the best I've found. They have excellent free tools such as email forwarding, www forwarding, DNS, etc. And their prices are very low. Plus, best of all, their contract [gandi.net] makes you the owner of your domain, unlike most other registrars that only provide you the service (and retain ownership of the domain!).

      Check out their "why use Gandi?" page [gandi.net].

    • I'd just like to toss in my support for gandi, i've been using them for years as well and have never had any kind of hassle from them. I also don't get any spam from them, they also highlight in bold the option to opt-out of including you in the for-sale version of thier whois. I guess ICANN requires they sell a list.
  • No, I don't particularly like them. Partly, I use them because they're the devil I know. Partly, I use them because of the frequent flyer miles for transfering domains or renewing for 5 years. And in case no one has looked, it's only $35 per year for a single registration, $19 per year for 5 years or a transfer and I've got a link somewhere for $17 per year regardless. Hey, when you handle DNS and registration for a chunk of people, the frequent flyer miles add up. It's 1000 miles per transfer or 5 year ren
    • You have GOT to be joking or trolling. I'll bite.

      Almost any other registrar can do everything Network Solutions does for you, for $8 to $12 a year. Who the hell cares about "frequent flyer miles"? If you're paying $35 a year then I can see why you feel excited about saving a few dollars, but for those of us that pay $8/year with godaddy.com, your argument has no value.

      And regardless of value or customer service, NetSol/Verisign are a bunch of unmitigated assholes. Examples: fradulent renewal notices,
  • I have had good luck with Joker.com [joker.com]. I had no problem transferring domain names away from NetSol and Register.com. There was one domain I no longer had access to, because I had moved, and never received the password. I probably could have spent hours on the phone, and sent in multiple faxes (I've gone that route before), but I had no problem doing a transfer with Joker.

    I don't know what kind of extra services they offer; I've never needed any.

    • Re:Joker.com (Score:3, Informative)

      by Rayban ( 13436 )
      I love joker.com - I use their hosted nameservers + web forwarding to link a number of domains to a single CNAME'd domain to a no-ip.org address (yikes).

      No real issues in the 4(?) odd years I've been with them.
    • I too have used joker.com for many years and have always been happy with it. No monkey business, no pestering. They do what I need, when I need them to do it. No complaints here.
    • After the last Verislime issue with Netfinder, I moved everything over to Joker from NS. No problems at all.

      Anyone using Joker DNS for their servers? I'd like to try it, but I have something that works and I'm a little hesitant to change things.

  • Dotster (Score:3, Informative)

    by deanj ( 519759 ) on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @10:56AM (#7270737)
    Dotster...It's $14.95 a year (discounts if you do more than one year), and they've done a fine job for me.
    • I use Dotster too, but I won't in the future. Dotster has this really nasty behavior of making a new contact record for the new domains (.biz, .info, etc) everytime you try to modify it. So you'll end up with a list of contact records, each recording every change you've made.

      If you don't believe me, try it. Lookup your domain using whois.biz or whois.info. Write down the contact record id's. Now go change one letter on that contact at Dotster. Then lookup your domain again. Bam! New contact record.
    • For a long time Dotster was the only company about which I could honestly say I'd never, ever had anything resembling a problem. I used Dotster for years, but am now in the process of migrating away from them. (Every time I find a place I like, it goes down the tubes sooner or later... Why don't the few good companies out there ever STAY good??)

      I used to love Dotster's account management interface, and their support staff was not only competent but even had a sense of humor! Sadly, things have gone dow
  • Fellow /.'ers, please help me understand something about registrars and DNS:

    Let's say I have a static IP address and a server running Apache and Pegasus mail (SMTP server). I don't have ANYTHING registered yet with anyone.

    Now, assuming I can keep my IP static, or nearly so, what do I need at a minimum to route all http requests for "www.gtracer.com" to my IP, and to route all emails for "someuser@gtracer.com" to the same IP address?

    I've never been able to get a good solid answer from the tech guy I work

    • Re:Dumb Question... (Score:3, Informative)

      by JofCoRe ( 315438 )
      You would want to register www.gtracer.com. Then, create dns records like so: (if you're using a registrar that does dns for you, do it w/them. otherwise, set up your own dns server and point your domain @ your dns server thru the registrar)

      www.gtracer.com A
      gtracer.com MX 10 mail.gtracer.com

      And then you'd just want to configure your mailserver on whatever machine is answering to that IP so that it routes everything @gtracer.com to your user account (in sendmail, you'd use the virtusertabl
    • Re:Dumb Question... (Score:3, Informative)

      by ratboy666 ( 104074 )
      Ok -- here's the steps:

      - First, register a domain name. godaddy.com would do nicely. This will cost you ten bucks a year (prepay for a couple of years).

      - Next, you need DNS services. Here there is a problem: (1) if your IP isn't really static and (2) you need 2 (two) different machines serving DNS. So go to someone who can solve both problems. dyndns.org would do nicely. Give money to dyndns.org to do your DNS (you want CUSTOM service) -- they will give you the IP addresses of the DNS servers, and you sup
    • You can't do this. Not without hooking up with someone outside of your ISP to provide your DNS for you. In order to set up a DNS server, the owner-of-the-reverse-DNS address (i.e., blahblahblah.yourISP.com) would have to tag the name blahblahblah.yourISP.com as a HOST. 99% of the time, this also means that said address is static and will not change. You can not register a primary NS for your domain onto a machine that is not a valid HOST. What you _can_ do is hook up with someone who is not part of you
      • "Not possible... You can't do this. Not without hooking up with someone outside..."

        This is like saying "you can't possibly drink beer. No way. Not without raising your glass to your lips."

      • In order to set up a DNS server, the owner-of-the-reverse-DNS address (i.e., blahblahblah.yourISP.com) would have to tag the name blahblahblah.yourISP.com as a HOST. 99% of the time, this also means that said address is static and will not change. You can not register a primary NS for your domain onto a machine that is not a valid HOST.

        You are completely wrong. You don't have to have reverse DNS set up to set up a host. You can do it with a semi-static IP, as long as you are willing to lose mail for a

        • You are completely wrong. You don't have to have reverse DNS set up to set up a host. You can do it with a semi-static IP, as long as you are willing to lose mail for a day or two whenever you have to change your NS records.

          You're showing your youth and inexperience here. What he's talking about is a host record with the registry, which is the structure that stores information about authoritative name servers for a domain.

          Some registrars require reverse DNS for these and some don't.

          You definitely

          • What he's talking about is a host record with the registry, which is the structure that stores information about authoritative name servers for a domain.

            Yeah, I know what a glue record is. I've set them up before, and there was no need for reverse DNS to be set up.

            Some registrars require reverse DNS for these and some don't.

            Therefore you "don't have to have reverse DNS set up to set up a host." You just have to use a registrar that doesn't require reverse DNS.

            You definitely cannot use a dynamic (

    • You need a static IP address, for real. Without it, you'll need to resort to some other method. The registrar needs to list the primary DNS server for your domain, and if you're doing your own DNS then that IP needs to be static, because it's not easy to change.

      Otherwise, you *can* in fact do primary DNS for a domain using the domain itself. There's a bit of a "chicken and egg" problem here -- in order to register a domain you need to provide primary and secondary DNS for it, and in order to provide a DNS
    • Re:Dumb Question... (Score:3, Informative)

      by skookum ( 598945 )
      You need two things: A domain name, and DNS servers.

      The first is easy, plop down $8 with godaddy.com for any old domain name.

      The second is a little bit more complicated. You need (at least) two seperate machines that can act as nameserver for your domain. If your IP address is really static, then you can use that machine as one of your nameservers. The way this works is you enter the nameserver's machine domain name (e.g. "ns1.yourdomain.com") and IP address in the whois registry. Normally, you would
      • Indeed, dynamic dns providers(like dtdns.com) can provide the forward dns part of the equation. On that note, enom as a registrar has dynamic dns capability so it might save some people some steps. reverse dns is a lot tougher.
  • register.com (Score:2, Informative)

    by jelevy01 ( 574941 )
    I have been very pleased with register.com. They are a real company, established and based in New York. Not some fly by night registar.

    They provide a full array to tools, ex: DNS, MX, all that you need for free.
    • They're not bad, though I think their online forms could be better. For instance, changing contact info can be burdensome if you have more than one domain registered with them.

      Trying to change my email address contact info, they still want to send the confirmation email to a contact address I haven't had for quite some time. They provide a work around for that, but I still get the feeling that some things aren't as efficient as they could be.

      That being said, I can't say I've found anyone better.

  • They seem fine to me. Send me email reminders at 90/60/30 days that the registration is about to expire. Have had no other communication (in or out) with them.

    000domains.com [000domains.com]
    • Re:000domains (Score:3, Informative)

      by greenhide ( 597777 )
      I'll second them for a recommendation.

      We have 30+ domains with them. They make it very easy to keep track of all of the domains you have. When I log through my technical contact login (They offer a separate login for each contact, Tech, Admin, Owner, and Billing), it lists all of the domains I'm entered as a tech contact for.

      This means I can administer all of my domains at once.

      Best of all, separate logins means that each of my customers (the "Owner" contacts) has a login that they can use to get into th
  • - $15 for 1 year (this may be a little expensive these days)
    - Web control panel for DNS, email forwarding, page ghosting, everything

    I've been using them for a couple years now, 0 problems, they even have decent support.
  • What about Verisign!?

    Now where would we be without their 'innovation', 'service', and 'helpful tool to navigate the web' ?
  • Best for international - godaddy.com

    Worst for international - icann.totalnic.net

    Best for UK - easily.co.uk

    Totalnic lock all your domains so you have to write to Australia (snail mail!) to request them to be unlocked before transferring them away.

    Godaddy will not charge you if a transfer to them is unsuccessful (e.g. when I tried to transfer from Totalnic to Godaddy and found that my domains were locked!).

    Easily makes it pretty easy to deal with co.uk domains - not all the crappy paperwork of Nominet.
  • I can't recommend Gandi.net [gandi.net] enough. About $12/year for a domain and their service is top notch.
  • It's verisign!
  • I use BulkRegister and like it a lot. It's very easy to manage domains for a lot of people with it since you can just 'play registrar' with them and change any info you need without complication. They also have some nice tools for managing a lot of domains at the same time.
  • I get my domains/webspace from HOH Ltd. [hoh.co.uk]

    They have several packages to choose from (prices listed are in GBP, but you can pay internationally with PayPal) [hoh.co.uk], and the support is always friendly and personal.

    Depending on the package you get, you can have mail forwarding or a POP3 box. And if you want the webspace, there's ASP/PHP and Access-ODBC/MySQL (again, depending on how much you want to pay!)

    DISCLAIMER: I started using HOH when they employed me for some part-time web development. I'm still a satisfied
  • I've used them in the past. Never had any problems.
  • www.powerpipe.com

    easy interface... bulk registering..
    bulk changing... Good stuff.

  • I use godaddy, directnic, and stargateinc for registering several sites. godaddy has the cheapest rates by far, so that is where I will eventually transfer all of my domains. I do my own hosting and dns, so there's no worry about ip addresses.
    When I first got on the web, I hosted some sites on directnic, and they SUCKED. They inserted ads into my pages, very poorly done too, so I couldn't validate my pages. When I decided to switch to my own hosting, the bastards removed my whole site instantly w
  • OVH.com (Score:3, Informative)

    by guerby ( 49204 ) on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @12:22PM (#7271769) Homepage
    For 5 euros one time payment you get five 25MB POP3 boxes with various security features, 3 different webmails access. If you pay one time 29 euros, you get unlimited POP3 boxes and mailing lists handling (ezlm). For 8.9 additional euros per year you get your com/org/net domain with full web DNS configuration and DynHost. They've answered all my stupid questions in less than a day.

    All prices excluding VAT, 1 euro ~= 1.17 USD

    Disclaimer: I'm an happy paying customer and switched all my email and DNS to OVH a month ago. No other relationship with OVH or OVH people.

    Disclaimer 2: already posted in another /. discussion about webmail.


  • Redirection.net [redirection.net]

    about $15/year with email fowarding, subdomains, etc. I've only used customer service via email, and got responses in 2 to 8 hours

    I used to use .nu, and can't recommend them anymore
  • Assuming one wishes to use a certificate signing authority, is there any downside to using Thawte at 1/8th the cost of Verisign?


    • When I switched the only downside was having to explain to Verisign why I wasn't renewing my certificate with them when their sales drone called weekly from a month before expiration to three months after. I got tired of them telling me that unless I wasted money with them my customers wouldn't trust me. The end user experience on our site was seemless, and the hold times on the phone with Thawte are shorter.
    • ...Or Geotrust, which is even cheaper, or FreeSSL (not free, by the way) or Comodo (InstantSSL) which are both well under $100.

      http://www.freessl.c o m

      All of them seem to be pretty good. I use Comodo, simply because that's the cheapest people who were around a year or two ago, and they offered the highest compatible certificate, and now I'm a partner. They offer pretty good service and very good prices, and their certificates are more compatible than Geotrust
    • Just the price difference.

      I have run many an ecommerce website with Thawte certificates. Lately I have been a fan of InstantSSL [instantssl.com] certificates.

      I would suggest this excelent resource WhichSSL? [whichssl.com] to assist you in deciding which SSL provider to use.
      • Just so you know, WhichSSL.com is owned by Comodo Group [comodogroup.com], which makes InstantSSL certificates. So, it's biased towards InstantSSL certificates. Geotrust (under the guise of "FreeSSL") hosts its own similar website (originally WhichSSL.org) called SSLReview [sslreview.com] which has its own predictable slant.

        Basically, they are both low budget certificates and while they compete somewhat on price, mostly they try to sell their strengths and over-FUD the other certificate's weaknesses. InstantSSL has a wider browers recognit
        • Intersting, I didn't know about that one.

          That would explain why I had to have new root certificates installed into Apache on RedHat 7.2.
          • This is also true actually for Geotrust certificates too. For most certificate issuances, you do have to install new root certificates. After you've installed the root certificate once, you don't need to do so again. This is partly why Geotrust's FUD about InstantSSL not owning its own root isn't that big of a deal: as long as the root certificate you installed hasn't expired (and those generally last 10-15 years or more), the certificates based on that root are valid and recognized. Anyone who wants to dep
    • The company I'm with has been using Thawte for 4-5 years now and never had any problems. As a matter of fact, they've improved their service quite a bit over the past couple years.
    • aside from them being the same company? No.
    • Assuming one wishes to use a certificate signing authority, is there any downside to using Thawte at 1/8th the cost of Verisign?

      I would recommend www.freessl.com [freessl.com]'s ChainedSSL offering. It looks like it's now $50 for that product, whereas it used to be $35. However, they're now offering their "FreeSSL" product for $35 (it used to cost more). Both are functionally equivalent: one is directly signed by a root CA, whereas one is signed by a CA which is signed by a root CA (all web browsers I've seen deal

  • I have had good experience with Domain Monger [domainmonger.com], although I only use them for miscellaneous domains. The only time I had a problem with a registration their customer service fixed it within 24 hours from a single e-mail. YMMV


    • I'll second that - I've used DomainMonger since 2000 or 2001 and haven't had a single problem with em. They aren't the cheapest at 15$ or so, but they offer services I like, it's a nice clean interface, and the price is low enough to handle.

      Though I probably stick with them more for the familiarity of it then anything else. Always wanted to give godaddy a try, but just never got around to it.
  • I like Dotster (Score:3, Informative)

    by PeekabooCaribou ( 544905 ) <slashdot@bwerp.net> on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @01:01PM (#7272251) Homepage Journal
    I'm a fan of Dotster [dotster.com]. I've been using them as a registrar and domain server for years and I have no complaints. At $15/year, it's pretty reasonably priced. They seem to be under pretty constant renovations in a good way, updating services and their interface as time goes on. (Unlike some companies that grow stagnant.)
  • Try pairnic [pairnic.com]. They're part of Pair [pair.com], one of the best web hosts around.
    Pairnic is not the cheapest (for 1 year registrations anyway) but they're worth it, especially if you ever need support. They'll be there...
  • I think I'm the best registrar. I signed up with Tucows [tucows.com] and only pay $10/year for a domain. Of course, I signed up with them before MyDomain [mydomain.com] started offering domains for $8.50/year. They handle my email forwarding for free, even though I didn't get a domain from them, but obviously they offer it for those who do get a domain through them as well. I haven't had much downtime at all through their forwarding, and email is robust enough that a little downtime is not that bad. That's who I'd suggest: MyDo
  • http://www.reg.ca/ (Score:3, Informative)

    by schon ( 31600 ) on Tuesday October 21, 2003 @01:46PM (#7272731)
    I love http://www.reg.ca/ [www.reg.ca].

    They are cheap, and it's easy to get in touch with a real, live human being if problems arise.
  • Easy to use, and support is the best.
  • Ive been using GoDaddy for all my domains. around $8-$9 a year for single year reg. Easy enough to use interface. Not too much thrills, but I host elsewhere, so that doesnt bother me.

    Little heavy on the spam side (~20-30 emails a year for new services)
  • I recently transferred my favorite domain [omar.org] to Gandi from NetSol. The experience was easy, so it looks like they'll be getting the rest of my domains as they expire.

    However, there's a little bit of wierdness from the NetSol side: I xferred the domain a week ago, and as far as Gandi is concerned, the deal is done. Running $whois omar.org returns a referral to Gandi. Yet NetSol sent me an email today saying the domain could not be transferred because one of the contacts did not respond. WTF? I responded

    • I've looked up your domain with PIR (they run .org now, not VeriSign), and they are showing Gandi as the registrar of record. That means it doesn't really matter what NetSol thinks, they don't have any control over the domain any more. You needn't worry.

      <plug type="shameless">Maybe when it comes time to renew you will consider using OmegaSphere [omegasphere.net] for your domain name [omegasphere.net] needs? We do good support, and apparently have the approval of an AC right here on /.! (competitive pricing too, at $10.95/domain/yea
  • I don't think I've seen anyone post this yet or not, but ICANN maintains a list of all accredited registars [icann.org]. You may be surprised how many there are. It also lists which TLDs each one can register for you.

    Naturally, some are probably much better than others. I'd recommend godaddy.com [godaddy.com], gandi.net [gandi.net], or joker.com [joker.com].

    Additionally, if do not want your contact information to be public, you can use DomainsByProxy.com [domainsbyproxy.com]. You register through a registrar that's one of DBP's affiliates and pay an extra $15/year or so
  • I'm happy with cheapest-domains.com

    Been using them for ~2 years, ~5 domains. $10.95/yr.

    IMO registrar's should just register the damn domain and do it cheap :)

    For mailfowarding, nameservers, etc.,

    I like zoneedit.com's price (free for up to 10 I think) and user interface so they run my nameservers and I can easily edit the config online there, do mail forwarding, etc.
  • I usually use Domain Maniac [domain-maniac.com]. $15/year -- not the cheapest, but the admin tools are easy.

    Of course, I used to work for them...
  • by Chacham ( 981 ) *
    Joker.com [joker.com]. Been with them for years. Nice place, and cheap.
  • Nuff said. Okay, it's $5 plus taxes, which comes to about $5.41. Cheapest there is out there though. Don't need to be a customer of theirs either. Google for the link yourself.

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