This hasn't happened to me, but I'm concerned because I moved all my domains to a low cost registar (probably a reseller). I afraid though of what could potentially happen if the company went out of business.
Free URL and email forwarding are a must to me. Ability to create nameservers, ns1.xxx.com, etc. And (I can feel the heat already) but I prefer to use companies based in the US. But of course this is just my opinion.
Originally posted by acts837 Free URL and email forwarding are a must to me. Ability to create nameservers, ns1.xxx.com, etc. And (I can feel the heat already) but I prefer to use companies based in the US. But of course this is just my opinion.
This is pretty standard among the major registrars
Originally posted by Exitof99 Thanks for the info!
So now, is there any risk in buying $1.00 (hypothetical!!!) domain name registry? Other than support, what really is so important to shop for in a registar?
The reseller could refuse to transfer your domain name when you want to transfer it to another registrar. There's nothing to prevent them from raising the yearly price to $35, and refusing to transfer.
Resellers are not subject to any rules or regulations imposed by ICANN, and the accredited registrars they resell for will not intervene on your behalf. You have no recourse with anyone.
Search this forum for threads on DOMAINSNEXT.COM and ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM for the anti-competitive practices of DOMAINSNEXT.COM which are fully supported (by lack of action) by ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM.
A must for me are : URL forwarding, subdomain creation, e-mail forwarding, free parking.
eNom resellers are pretty safe I think. Enom has to keep up the good reputation of it's resellers program.
But 1 $ for a domain ?? Never seen that before, and my first reaction is "where is the catch ?" It could be that a registrar offers exceptionally cheap domains as a promotion, but then it's a temporary offer and when you renew your domain you'll have the standard prices.
Though for someone who wants to buy more than a few domains, such a temporary promotion can be a good thing. The registrar can afford such an action as it gets him a larger client database that all pay the normal price when they renew their domains.