Domain registration advice

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Hey everyone, i'm about to register a new domain,

The cheapest i've found for registering .com's seems to be internet.bs,

It works out about £5 per year with free privacy which seems pretty cheap to me.

So i'm just wondering if any of you have used internet.bs before and what you thought of them as i've never heard of them before?!


Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author PtJc
    I never heard of them. I'd go with Godaddy, you can search on google for "godaddy coupons" and have a nice discount.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
      You are starting a new venture then why should you take risk for few bucks? Use any reputed domain regestrar. Take advantage of coupouns. You will get about 7 to 8 dollars/year regestration.

      - Pradeep
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  • Profile picture of the author cpaddiction
    Never heard. Go with the big names in the industry: Godaddy, Name, Namecheap...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Yes I have used them for a year now. When I did need to email them once, they responded very promptly and politely.
    ~Ruth
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Originally Posted by sonicadam123 View Post

    Hey everyone, i'm about to register a new domain,

    The cheapest i've found for registering .com's seems to be internet.bs,

    It works out about £5 per year with free privacy which seems pretty cheap to me.

    So i'm just wondering if any of you have used internet.bs before and what you thought of them as i've never heard of them before?!


    Thanks
    listen just because its cheap doesn't mean it's good because when come renewal time I can almost guarantee your renewal fees will skyrocket. So take it from an experienced domainer find yourself a domain name coupon at NP (NamePros) and go with that. Here's a list of reputable registry's: Godaddy, Dynadot, Name, NameCheap, DomainMonster, Moniker, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Drez
      I use namecheap.com.

      And before I register ANYTHING I do a Google search for namecheap coupons for that month. Ex: "namecheap coupons April 2011"

      Seems each month they have a new coupon that brings the price down. I just paid $9.28 for a new domain registration today.

      Coupon code for April 2011 is: ELEPHANTS
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    • Profile picture of the author Meharis
      Originally Posted by Always-A-Warrior View Post

      Here's a list of reputable registry's: Godaddy, Dynadot, Name, NameCheap, DomainMonster, Moniker, etc.
      I'm surprised you left out 1&1. $4.95/domain
      and 7/365 plus 1-800 Support.
      I'm using them for years without any problems.
      Meharis
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Meharis View Post

        I'm surprised you left out 1&1. $4.95/domain
        and 7/365 plus 1-800 Support.
        I'm using them for years without any problems.
        Meharis
        Anyone thinking of using 1&1 should Google 1&1 scam first.
        Then there's this thread that tells about their excellent customer support
        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nks-1and1.html
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        • Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Anyone thinking of using 1&1 should Google 1&1 scam first.
          Then there's this thread that tells about their excellent customer support
          http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nks-1and1.html
          You would think that, with all the big-money advertising 1and1 does in all the computer mags, they would be a reputable company, but I've heard nothing but horror stories about them.
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          • Profile picture of the author jficarro
            Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

            You would think that, with all the big-money advertising 1and1 does in all the computer mags, they would be a reputable company, but I've heard nothing but horror stories about them.
            I've had clients that I serviced using 1on1. I don't really like it because they use a windows based server (at least when the ones I worked on). I prefer linux based servers.

            But the OP was asking about domain registration.

            Here's a funny one.... try explaining to an offline client or someone who's brand new the difference between their domain manager and their hosting manager. OMG

            Disclaimer: I think it's important for me to add this. 1on1 is by all accounts a reputable company and I am NOT saying not to use them. I simply prefer linux based servers.... i just like them better.
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        • Profile picture of the author Meharis
          [QUOTE=sbucciarel;3786080
          Then there's this thread that tells about their excellent customer support [/QUOTE]

          Thank you for your comment.
          However, I believe you did not read my post correctly.
          Where do you read "their excellent customer support" in my post?

          Here's what I said: "$4.95/domain and 7/365 plus 1-800 Support. I'm using them for years without any problems."

          What do you want me say if that's the way it's in my particular case?
          Having over 200 domains with them, do you think I would keep it in there
          if I was just suspicious of something wrong?
          Meharis
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        • Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Anyone thinking of using 1&1 should Google 1&1 scam first.
          Then there's this thread that tells about their excellent customer support
          http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...nks-1and1.html
          Yet another 1and1 horror story direct from a Warrior herself, and also a prime example of why domain registration and hosting should never be through the same company:

          http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...s-hosting.html

          In all fairness to 1and1, it seems this woman got what she signed up for in TOS terms, but it shows yet another dissatisfied customer who is just plain stuck.
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  • Profile picture of the author keyuria
    I have never heard of them too. I normally buy my domain and hosting with hostgator as I get good services too. So I didn't had to look for any other source.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    Thank you everyone for your responses, you have given me a good few things to think about!

    Much appreciated

    Originally Posted by Always-A-Warrior View Post

    listen just because its cheap doesn't mean it's good because when come renewal time I can almost guarantee your renewal fees will skyrocket. So take it from an experienced domainer find yourself a domain name coupon at NP (NamePros) and go with that. Here's a list of reputable registry's: Godaddy, Dynadot, Name, NameCheap, DomainMonster, Moniker, etc.
    That's something that I never even took into consideration, im glad I asked, thank you

    Originally Posted by Drez View Post

    I use namecheap.com.

    And before I register ANYTHING I do a Google search for namecheap coupons for that month. Ex: "namecheap coupons April 2011"

    Seems each month they have a new coupon that brings the price down. I just paid $9.28 for a new domain registration today.

    Coupon code for April 2011 is: ELEPHANTS
    They're looking like a very good option, especially with the coupon code! thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Internet.BS <--- I never heard of them and honestly the name sound already suspicious

    Dynadot, Godaddy, Namepros are big and proven players in that area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    I'm another loyal Namecheap fan. I host with Hostgator, get domains with Namecheap. From what I've heard, it's good to split up the host and domain registrar in case one goes down or gives you trouble, though both of them have been pretty good to me.
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    • Originally Posted by Zabrina View Post

      I'm another loyal Namecheap fan. I host with Hostgator, get domains with Namecheap. From what I've heard, it's good to split up the host and domain registrar in case one goes down or gives you trouble, though both of them have been pretty good to me.
      NEVER register a domain and host with the same company.

      Let's say you were to get accused of spamming, or have hackers install a malicious script on your site, or otherwise due to the incompetence of the hosting company have your account suspended. If the relationship with your Web hosting company goes sour and your domain name is registered somewhere else, to re-establish your site all you need to do is get hosting set up with a new company, copy your site over, and point your domain name registration to your site’s new location. But if your Web host is also your domain name registrar, you also need to transfer the registration, as well, probably for an additional fee. And worse yet, if the hosting company decides it really doesn’t like you and it controls your domain name registration, it may decide to cancel the registration altogether.

      Also, if the company went out business, you have no way of changing your nameservers, so you lose your domain, and you also lose the files on your server.

      Personally, I use Godaddy for domain registration, but most people here seem to recommend Namecheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    godaddy and namecheap for me. I have used this to make 10k this money alone. Thanks godaddy
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I would never register a domain, no matter how cheap with a registrar I never heard of. Godaddy or Namecheap for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benson P
    i have registered with internet.bs before, they are good.
    No problem so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    Yeah, never heard of them. Always weigh the risks involved with ultra cheap services. You may save upfront, but will it be that way in the long run?
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  • Profile picture of the author stepiw
    The best domain service is Godaddy, but if you are just starting out, you can get 5 domains for free from 1and1 if you sign up for their 6 month free hosting trial. You can always cancel it later and transfer your domains to Godaddy once the money starts rolling.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivianso
    1and1[.]com
    godaddy[.]com

    if u want cheap domain

    godaddy has instant page, only one page for each domain register with them, also come with free email account

    hosting cheapest i can find
    $12/yr for one domain
    or $84/yr for unlimited domain
    webhostingworld[.]net

    My 2 cents is, whatever u end up picking, run backup frequently. Nothing more painful than losing the entire site due to couple silly click like i did

    Given i said that, yes, I am a webmaster. I do use some script that help me automate my site though.

    Good luck, all the best,
    Vivian So
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    Originally Posted by sonicadam123 View Post

    Hey everyone, i'm about to register a new domain,

    The cheapest i've found for registering .com's seems to be internet.bs,

    It works out about £5 per year with free privacy which seems pretty cheap to me.

    So i'm just wondering if any of you have used internet.bs before and what you thought of them as i've never heard of them before?!


    Thanks
    Sorry. I just think that's funny "internet b.s." hahhhahha

    It's probably fine, there are countless resellers of domains, BUT:

    Remember, you will probably be purchasing dozens or even hundreds of domains, so it's pretty hard keeping them all organized if you buy from different places. I have to keep a spread sheet that has like a dozen tabs. So, I really recommend you stick with one company.

    The other thing to be aware of is that some companies will offer you a great price for the first year (or how ever long you purchase for) but then jack the price up when it's time to renew. It's often a real pain in the butt to transfer a domain (and they know that), so they kind of get you over a barrel.

    Like so many have said before... I like godaddy. But there are plenty of fine companies out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
      Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

      Sorry. I just think that's funny "internet b.s." hahhhahha

      It's probably fine, there are countless resellers of domains, BUT:

      Remember, you will probably be purchasing dozens or even hundreds of domains, so it's pretty hard keeping them all organized if you buy from different places. I have to keep a spread sheet that has like a dozen tabs. So, I really recommend you stick with one company.

      The other thing to be aware of is that some companies will offer you a great price for the first year (or how ever long you purchase for) but then jack the price up when it's time to renew. It's often a real pain in the butt to transfer a domain (and they know that), so they kind of get you over a barrel.

      Like so many have said before... I like godaddy. But there are plenty of fine companies out there.
      It made chuckle a bit too, which was one of my reasons for starting this thread.

      Your right, I have plans to buy a number of domains in the future, so keeping them with one company is going to save a lot of hassle.

      Thanks for the advice, godaddy and namecheap are looking like very good options
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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    I'd definitely go with a known, reputable company for domain names. Look at it this way. You can get a .com for less than $1 a month from NameCheap or GoDaddy. And if you do anything at all with it, it will pay for itself. So why not go with them?

    But always look for discounts and coupons codes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revolves
    I haven't used internet.bs but it is an ICANN-Accredited registrar. Full list of accredited registrars here.

    I hold domains at Godaddy,Moniker,Name LLC,Enom and Dynadot and have no issues with them at all.

    -Revolves
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  • Profile picture of the author jTxt Me
    +1 for namecheap! Lots of good tools to manage everything (including DNS) yourself!
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I'm sticking with the name brands, Godaddy and Namecheap (HostGator for hosting). Anybody remember the Registerfly disaster.
    (I know I ought to get over it but I don't wanna.)

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  • Profile picture of the author Kwin
    Another BIG thumbs up for Namecheap!
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    • Profile picture of the author saji80
      I am a big fan of Namecheap. Their control panel tools are very easy to use even for newbies. Their domains come with lot of additional features as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author newmovies
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    Originally Posted by sonicadam123 View Post

    Hey everyone, i'm about to register a new domain,

    The cheapest i've found for registering .com's seems to be internet.bs,

    It works out about £5 per year with free privacy which seems pretty cheap to me.

    So i'm just wondering if any of you have used internet.bs before and what you thought of them as i've never heard of them before?!


    Thanks
    I recently purchased 1 domain from internet.bs
    since now No problem
    So never contacted Customer care.
    So i recommend them.I also recommend godaddy,namecheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author pmbrent
    I would stick to a .com domain or .net, because when people type your address their mind is conditioned to type .com
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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    I'm all about saving money when I can. But, sometimes, you have to measure saving a few bucks against the potential headaches of buying domains through a lesser known provider. Given some of the horror stories I've heard, it just doesn't seem worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author EconomicalDomains
    I have never heard of that domain registrar before. I personally don't like godaddy or name or any of the bigger domain registrars. I have 90% of my domain names with a medium size domain registrar.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennygoodman
    Hey I use Name.com they are similar price and have great customer service. Never heard of internet.bs
    but they may be good - would be interested to hear how you get on with them

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