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Old 08-27-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
Kim Betts
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Question Domain Name

Hey Guys...Does anyone have advice on where to go to register a domain name? We are looking into Yahoo and Go Daddy but would like some input. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Domain Name

I use Network Solutions for my primary business which demands a top tier provider but be aware that their services are the most expensive and maybe not worth it for a new affiliate.

I have used godaddy.com for many years for all of my other domain names, including our crossfit affiliate. Godaddy is reasonably priced and their hosting services work pretty well. I use their email services personally but not web hosting. I have many clients who are happy using their web hosting. Support is not terribly responsive but that usually comes with a low priced provider. All of their screens are overstuffed making things confusing for even technical people. The 'my account' section is also hard to use to manage your domain and hosting services but I will say that it all works just fine. The less technical you are, the more you will dislike it it.

I had one experience with Yahoo and I remember that they seem to make it difficult for you to move any services away from them once you get set up. Things may be different now though.

I don't recommend 1&1.com. I have had more than one bad experience with them.

Good luck.


BTW-if anyone is using Network Solutions as their domain registrar and is still paying $35 per year, I can give you a tip on how to get them to match the price of another vendor, i.e. godaddy. I pay 9 bucks a year to renew my domains with them.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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Re: Domain Name

I'll 2nd GoDaddy.com -- I've used them for years, for hosting, domain registration, etc. Compared to the other lower priced services I've used, they were the best and most responsive.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: Domain Name

I would choose your hosting solution first, a lot of those will include a free domain registration.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: Domain Name

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BTW-if anyone is using Network Solutions as their domain registrar and is still paying $35 per year, I can give you a tip on how to get them to match the price of another vendor, i.e. godaddy. I pay 9 bucks a year to renew my domains with them.
I'd love to know. Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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Re: Domain Name

I used GoDaddy to register all my domain names, and siteground.com for my affiliate hosting solution...
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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Re: Domain Name

Domain registration is not a big deal. Don't pay more than ten buck a year or so. GoDaddy is fine.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #8
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Re: Domain Name

I partner with a registrar, so go through them.
GoDaddy is great. NS is way overpriced and does nothing else for you. Their customer service is worse than most of the lower cost providers.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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Re: Domain Name

Google does domain hosting as well. Its 9 bucks a year I think. You get 10GB for storage, with the option of getting more. Also, you can integrate their tools in to your site, if you wish.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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Sorry, I should have mentioned that. Don't use Network Solutions.
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