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Old 03-31-2000, 07:44 AM   #1

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Unhappy Domain registration ?

Okay, now that i have some money under my belt I want to get some of the domains that I have been planning to get for a while now.

Already 4 of the domains have been taken by others so I want to get them quickly...

I have only used 2 domain registrars

the expensive NetworkSolutions where i got 4 domains for US$70 each/2yrs and

123domains.com where i got 3 domains for US$28/ 2yrs

My experience is that 123domains.com is cheapest but it's slow at updating DNS mods since it's actually a reseller of domainbank.com (which charges alot more than 123domains.com)

I know there's others, register.com, joker.com, domainmonger.com and others

I want to get another 7 domains right now with preferably 1 yr registrations rather than 2 yrs ... and a fairly quick system for updating DNS info - i.e. through a online form like domainbank.com

Does anyone have any recommendations ? or experiences to share ?

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Old 03-31-2000, 09:53 AM   #2
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I really like http://www.domainmonger.com .
I've registered 8 domains with them so far. Their prices start at $17 U.S. per year, but get smaller if you order multiple years. I like their web-based system and haven't encountered one glitch yet. Highly recommended.

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hmm, well i've used 4 registers to date. however, i'm only comfortable with two of them right now, network solutions and totalnic. i just registered domains with the other 2 registers so i don't know jack about them. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif

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Old 03-31-2000, 11:25 AM   #4
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I was with register.com but now I'm going through http://www.000domains.com . I bounced a few messages back and forth with their tech support, and they were very fast and friendly, which is important (I've played enough "The Game of Hold", which was perfected by Network Solutions... http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 03-31-2000, 11:56 AM   #5
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In an ezine I subscribe to(asscociate programs) they had the following article about 123domains.com...

2. Domain registrar's nasty clause

Sorry folks, you really DO have to read those online contracts.
Some of them have some nasty traps waiting for the unwary.

Joe Robson of http://www.adcopywriting.com is one of several
people who have warned me about http://www.123domains.com , which
sells domain names for $13.99 a year.

Joe found this alarming clause buried deeply in the Registration

"You agree that Domain Bank shall have the exclusive
right to act as registrar of your domain name for the
initial term of registration plus three (3) years,
and any renewal of your domain name registration in
that period shall be processed using Domain Bank's

"I have no reason to doubt the integrity of this company," Joe
says, "but why on earth do they insist you sign away your rights
for the next five years?

"A hardened cynic may believe that perhaps they may choose to
charge whatever fee they wish when renewal time comes around.
And if you refuse, presumably you lose your domain, and
consequently your business."

Joe says we don't buy a product or service on price alone. We buy
credibility, service, and peace of mind.

"Anyone registering through this company could be literally held
to ransom when renewal time comes around - $100, $200 a time?"

Here's how to find the offending clause:

You have to start the search process first. Go to http://www.123Domains.com and search for a gibberish domain.

Up will come a "Good News" page with a link to Registration
Agreement. The "exclusive right" sentence is near the end of
Clause 4.

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Old 04-01-2000, 12:18 AM   #6

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holy @#$!

and i have 3 domains with 123domains.com !! lucky i took Aaron's suggestions and i just finished registering 3 domains through 000domains

on the good side, 3 domains with 123domains.com is for 2 yrs at first.. anything can happen

thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions, thanks Aaron for pointing me to 000domains - the big bonus for me the 1yr registrations and the domain manager...

btw, how you all manage all the domains you have ? do you keep a written hard copy of the domains and expiry dates etc ?

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