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Old 01-22-2004, 01:43 PM
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"Tucows opensrs.net" versus "ENOM"... which ones better?


I can't makeup my mind which one to choose... I want to use API because I want the entire domain registration to be inside my site's layout including the "domain name manager" section so my customers can manage their domains from within my site's layout.

Which of those two registrars I just mentioned has a more customizable API?

I can't make up my mind which one to choose...

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Old 01-22-2004, 07:17 PM
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I use Open SRS- only because I have had it since 1998 and have a lot of names in it .... and am too set in my ways to change at this point... so many things to do - I work on the broken things first....

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:24 PM
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dudes this is what I was trying to ask about in my thread.

which is better ive heard of opensrs.net but doesn't it sound like this enom company?

I'm the noob with the question

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:26 PM
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:07 PM
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Opensrs are a lot quicker in updating nameserver IPs with the regestery - they sometimes update within 12 hours depending on when you change it.
Enom are slow with updates - sometimes takes 72+ hours to see an IP change...

Enom is cheap if you can find a good 6.95/7.95 account, Opensrs is like $10 domain. Depends how you wanta price things.

Enom does have a standard API pre-build you can use. We use it for managment at our domain website.

All in all - I'd go with Enom if your selling domains...
The whois details/format is better!!

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:40 PM
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thx Spirit Au

thanx,

but what about the Directi option?

is this better than the previous two because it's only a $75 deposit.

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:48 PM
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Re: thx Spirit Au

Havn't used them - my advise is if you can't get $100 together then you might be better waiting a little while untill you can get a good deposit...


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thanx,

but what about the Directi option?

is this better than the previous two because it's only a $75 deposit.

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Old 01-22-2004, 10:01 PM
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So ENOM has a better API that I can fully customize? I'm REALLY picky so I hope it's very customizable.

I still can't make up my mind who to choose. I don't like that ENOM provides web hosting... opensrs (Tucows) told me this is one downside to ENOM. Tucows is more transparent unlike ENOM.

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Old 01-22-2004, 10:13 PM
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Enom has a very comprehensive API. Documentation can be slightly lacking but all in all very good.

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Old 01-22-2004, 11:30 PM
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So ENOM has a better API that I can fully customize? I'm REALLY picky so I hope it's very customizable.
Yes - If your good with PHP or ASP then you'll have a great time customising it.

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I still can't make up my mind who to choose. I don't like that ENOM provides web hosting... opensrs (Tucows) told me this is one downside to ENOM. Tucows is more transparent unlike ENOM.
Disagree:

This is all the whois saids about enom:

Domain Name: <domain>
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 20-jan-2004
Creation Date: 20-jan-2004
Expiration Date: 20-jan-2005

In Whois.enom.com:


Registration Service Provided By: <YOUR COMPANY>
Contact: <support@YOUR COMPANY>
Visit: http://www.<YOUR COMPANY>

Domain name: <domain>

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OpenSRS

Domain Name: <domain>
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
Referral URL: http://www.opensrs.org
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Status: ACTIVE
Updated Date: 14-jan-2004
Creation Date: 19-oct-2003
Expiration Date: 19-oct-2004

In whois.opensrs.net

Registrant:
<INFO HERE>

Domain name: <domain>

Administrative Contact:
<INFO HERE>

Technical Contact:
<INFO HERE>

Registration Service Provider:
<<YOUR INFO>>


Anyways I belive enom's hosting sucks, they need to stick to domain names IMHO. They wont get the weekend support for hosting like smaller hosts can offer!

Go with enom!

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Old 01-22-2004, 11:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by SpiritAu
Disagree:

This is all the whois saids about enom:

Domain Name: <domain>
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 20-jan-2004
Creation Date: 20-jan-2004
Expiration Date: 20-jan-2005

In Whois.enom.com:


Registration Service Provided By: <YOUR COMPANY>
Contact: <support@YOUR COMPANY>
Visit: http://www.<YOUR COMPANY>

Domain name: <domain>

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OpenSRS

Domain Name: <domain>
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
Referral URL: http://www.opensrs.org
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Name Server: <nameservers>
Status: ACTIVE
Updated Date: 14-jan-2004
Creation Date: 19-oct-2003
Expiration Date: 19-oct-2004

In whois.opensrs.net

Registrant:
<INFO HERE>

Domain name: <domain>

Administrative Contact:
<INFO HERE>

Technical Contact:
<INFO HERE>

Registration Service Provider:
<<YOUR INFO>>
Sorry?

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Old 01-23-2004, 12:27 AM
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Yes but that's not what I mean by "transparent". Tucows (opensrs) does NOT provide web hosting. ENOM does... not only that but ENOM provides domain registration for only $10/year I think.

I'll be providing it for $15/year.

So I don't like "sending" or "advertising" my customers to ENOM.

Any customer with half a brain can clearly see by looking at their domain's WHOIS what's up.

So that's why I think opensrs would be better, they don't compete with the services i'm offering my customers. But maybe i'm just paranoid

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Old 01-23-2004, 12:45 PM
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Quote:
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not only that but ENOM provides domain registration for only $10/year I think.
That's not correct. Their pricing is $29.95

And if you want to know about another registrar that offers only domain name registrations, you could have a look at BulkRegister. However, I couldn't get any recent reviews about them.

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Old 01-23-2004, 02:44 PM
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Oops i'm such an idiot.

Yeah I know I checked earlier and saw I had the price wrong. I don't know why I thought it was $10.

I hope they keep it at that price :)

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