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    Registering/transferring domains

    Hi! I just learned about a site to register/transfer domain names for $8.88/year, namecheap.com. I currently have some domains registered with network solutions and register.com (which I hate because even if you point your site elsewhere, their ads pop up).

    How can namecheap offer the service so cheaply, since you don't have to host with them? And are there other inexpensive places to register/transfer your domains that are legit? I'm trying to figure out what the catch may be, or if anyone has recommendations. I'm planning to set up my own dedicated server for my sites within the month, right now Earthlink hosts my network solutions site; register.com hosts my other 3-page small sites. Thanks!

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    Re: Registering/transferring domains

    I've used Godaddy for several years with no problems whatsoever. As I recall, they're at least as cheap as the one you've mentioned. Some domain suffixes are even cheaper (like .US, for instance).

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    Re: Registering/transferring domains

    Thank you, Mark! Gee, I wish I'd known this before I renewed a bunch of domains at $35 a pop!!! That's the last time for me!!! LOL

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    Re: Registering/transferring domains

    I believe the "wholesale" price of domains to these registrars is $6/year. They are hoping you end up purchasing other services, will never need tech support, and tell all your friends how great they are. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Another inexpensive registrar that we have used is DirectNIC.com. Support is rather limited, and they have had a number of service issues lately (e.g., unreliable mail forwarding, DNS server time-outs). Probably growing pains. For them as well as for me.

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    Re: Registering/transferring domains

    A charity that I am involved with asked me to help sort out their web site. The biggest problem was that they had registered their domain name with a company that was so cheap it offered NO telephone support at all - all you could do was fill in a form that required your domain name and password to submit it.

    Their problem was... a lost password. The web site had no email address, no phone number and no snail-mail address. This took a lot of time and energy to resolve!

    StuartR

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