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Better than Godaddy?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by zooki, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. zooki

    zooki Active Member

    Hi I currently register my domains with Godaddy. It is Ok, but I was wondering what other people used and whether it is cheaper?

    - and NO I do not host with them, ;) just looking for name registrars
  2. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Namecheap has been my choice for years now after switching from GoDaddy.
  3. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    Also Namecheap.

    I think they are by far the best registrar.
  4. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Namecheap and Dynadot :)
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I currently use
    • Name.com
    • prq.se
    • transip.eu
    Namecheap isn't so cheap (they get you on renewal) and also is lacking a lot of features. Can't tell you how many times I wanted or needed to do X, but was told you can't.

    I have use another domain register in Italy, but can't remember what its called.... I just remember that it auto renews & keeps one of my domains going.


    Found the name. lol (I use these too)

    • gandi.eu
    • eurodns.com
  6. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    ANYTHING is better than GoDaddy.
  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    godaddy is the pits.

    I'm UK based use a smallish company in the uk called compila. Always had good service and can phone them if I need to push faster service for some reason. Not a call centre.
  8. speedway

    speedway Well-Known Member

    I use name.com for all mine, reasonable pricing and pretty damn good service. Quick to address service issues if they arise.
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  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Want to see something cool ?

    • Do a speed test on whatever site you have registered with namecheap.com
    • Next move your domain name to a different register
    • Do a new speed test

    Someone told me this and I thought it was nuts (crazy).... It's not as crazy as I thought
    Softlineck likes this.
  10. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Can't be bothered at wasting money. Haven't had any complaints with speed on my server/sites. (and not the ones in my sig :p)
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I didn't really notice an issue either, but after switching I saved myself between 1 - 2 seconds. I think it has to do with the way they route name resolves (ignoring the terminology here for a moment) or maybe its their network in general. Either way, I noticed a difference with each name I move out of there (and so have others).
  12. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    I really wouldn't be surprised if it did. Sometimes some small things can make some interesting differences. I'll probably try one domain later on. :)
    Adam Howard likes this.
  13. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

    About 1-1/2 years ago moved everything from Godaddy to Dynadot, who I definitely recommend.
  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I've never actually seen anyone use Amazon services for this...


    Mind sharing at least 1 site url that you have them registered with? I'd like to checkout something.
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I've been using http://namesilo.com now.

    I had a bunch of problems with Namecheap that had about 1/2 of my members being sent to old servers at random times. They also wouldn't even look into helping instead they just fobbed it off as a host excuse. Once I changed to Namesilo all the issues ended so obviously it wasn't the host :rolleyes:.
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  16. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

    Sure, np... 4dots.com
    Adam Howard likes this.
  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Your DNS lookup is taking 1-2?! :shocked:
    Adam Howard likes this.
  18. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Public Domain registry - I'm a registrar partner and own a domain registrar. Works out cheaper.

    Oh and if you care about your domains, you wont keep them at GoDaddy. You'd be even more crazy if you used them for hosting.
  19. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I got pushed into 1-2-3 once and they are awful too.
  20. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    Avoid godaddy at all costs. I'm using namecheap for domain registrar only, not for dns or hosting.
    Adam Howard likes this.

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