Abusive domain registrar! Suggest better domain registrar.

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Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a better registrar to replace one of my main domain registrar.

My main domain registrar just unilaterally suspended / kidnapped / confiscated my client's domain they themselves judged... without a court order, without asking me, without allowing a transfer!

Please suggest a domain registrar that is more lawful... who will wait for a court order before disabling a domain... one who will not abuse their position like my old registrar.

Suggestions wanted.
#abusive #domain #registrar #suggest
  • Profile picture of the author ejm
    I currently use Godaddy for all of my domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    Godaddy & namecheap are reputed registrars that I've been using for few years now without any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    Namecheap for me. I always scream at people to stay a million miles away from GD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    Never had single problem with GoDaddy... however... never used NameCheap...
    Probably booth are great places!
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I use godaddy.
    I see many people advise to stay away from Godaddy; No idea why they say it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    If your experience with GD is ok that's cool. Mine (over many years) has been reliably atrocious, I've caught them personally buying domains I searched for just hours before (using extremely unique names) and their interface and methods are a joke, a mess and I just find them repugnant, arrogant, insensitive, dismissive and the contempt they displayed was astounding. Never again.
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    • Profile picture of the author TanM
      Sorry to hear your bad experience with Godaddy Mr Bill, but I have not had any major issues with Godaddy. However, I also use eNom & Network solutions as well.

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    Was you by any chance using GoDaddy?

    Currently I am using Namesilo. So far, so good. In the past I used Namecheap and they worked fine too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    These are massive companies, they change. Maybe they got better but I moved on.

    These days I just suggest Namecheap. I also like that if you have your DNS server settings already handy (and the domain account has already been built at the host level) a new domain will resolve almost instantly. I always had to do it in two steps with GD. First buy the domain, then login and configure the DNS settings which always caused a delay in resolution. I know there are ways to carry on working with an IP address but I prefer to start and finish an operation in one hit wherever possible. With NC I can get to work immediately which I like.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    Originally Posted by goodsamaritan55 View Post

    My main domain registrar just unilaterally suspended / kidnapped / confiscated my client's domain they themselves judged... without a court order, without asking me, without allowing a transfer!
    Please suggest a domain registrar that is more lawful... who will wait for a court order before disabling a domain... one who will not abuse their position like my old registrar.
    Every time I have ever read a post like this, when we eventaually hear the other side of the story, the domain registrar has always been within their rights and acted lawfully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane12
    I've used Godaddy for several years without issue. Granted, over that time, I have used a few different registrars and never had a problem. The only one I ever had a problem with is Network Solutions. I know they have since improved, but I don't go anywhere near them because they were so disturbing when they had a monopoly. Pricing doesn't help any either, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author mapetshi
    namecheap is good iive been using it for long time
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Never have issues with Godaddy. Many people seem to have a problem but honestly if you keep good housekeeping (meaning you monitor any and all emails you use with them) you will NEVER be out of the loop.
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  • Profile picture of the author kstep
    That's an interesting discussion happening here. What I could say is that maybe it's time to start looking for small businesses which will treat you as a person and will provide better services for the same price?

    The big players of web hosting industry like Godaddy, Bluehost or Hostgator don't care if you're using their services or not, simply because there are million others who are subscribed to their services and pay money.

    They will never provide you personalized assistance, and guidance in simple and friendly manner.

    For example I'm working in our own web development company with my friend and we have started providing web / email / domain hosting services, just for clients that we work with. And they are absolutely satisfied. Why? Simply because we are the guys who helped them to develop their websites and they know that all their technical side is covered by us. And it's not about hosting, but friendship between the people as well - they know you'll be there if something's go wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author linux17
    You can refer namecheap , its really reliable
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    The only registrar I can recall hearing a similar situation was godaddy.

    https://www.google.com/search?num=50...tole+my+domain

    I have used others, but settled on Name.com, because their interface was clean and fast and they are relatively cheap, I think .com's are $9.50 annually (with my discount) and privacy is free even after the first year, with a discount code.
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    ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Whenever I read a thread like this, it's usually Godaddy who is the registrar. I use Namecheap. Used to use Godaddy, but just don't like them much, so I transferred my domains out.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Namecheap and Domain.com are what I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author ServicesForIM
    Most of the major registrars are reputable. I would recommend either Godaddy or Namecheap. They are both solid.

    Kate
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    Namecheap and for UK or EU domains ..123Reg
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  • Profile picture of the author webgenco
    I've purchased/manage hundreds of domains and only buy from namecheap and GoDaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author slopez
    I'd definitely go for Godaddy or Namecheap.com they're good at costumer services. I said this, because I've been with them for quite a long time now. And whenever I need assistance they're pretty good at that.

    when you register with them I suggest to call so you can tell them your past experience and ask them to make you forget that- it works..!
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  • Profile picture of the author FlamingWolf
    I use namecheap. Never had a problem with them...
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