I have a question for other hosting companies out there. For the last 3 years we've been partnered with Register.com for co-branded domain registration. For about 2/3 of that time we haven't been at all happy with their services, but because of a (foolish) mistake on my part we were locked into a contract.
Well, that contract is up this month (yay!!!), so I'm looking for another domain registrar to partner with for co-branded domain registrations.
I had thoughts of working with OpenSRS, but decided that their system (while probably the most profitable) was too high-maintenance for our needs. I had looked (and in fact signed up with) Dotster, but their interface needs a *lot* of work and they have made a few changes to their service recently that makes me wary of using them.
Does anyone here know of any other companies that do co-branded registration? What I'm really looking for is something that we can send customers to a special URL (for example, our Register.com co-brand page is at http://hostingsolutions.register.com/
) that will do two things - it'll let the registrar know that they are our customer, and any domains registered through that URL will have our DNS servers automatically assigned to them.
I'm not looking to make a lot of money of this (although a little money would be great) - my main goal is to have a fast, easy, efficient, and inexpensive way for my customers to register domain names, without requiring me to be come a domain registrar (or pseudo-registrar like we would have to do with OpenSRS) or maintain a lot of script mumbo-jumbo on our servers. I also don't want to deal with the money - I want the customers to pay the registrar directly for this, which we also couldn't do through OpenSRS.
So - anyone out there working with any domain registrars that do this? I would really appreciate any feedback you have about it. I don't want to be using Register.com for even one millisecond longer than our contract requires.