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    PairNIC or Joker reseller wanted

    Does anyone know of a decent PairNIC or Joker reseller located in the U.S. who would accept a pre-paid Mastercard or Visa card? In the case of PairNIC, I'd want a better price than I could get direct from them.

    Here's the answer/question from my talk with Joker:
    Hello,

    Currently we accept the following credit-cards:

    amex,
    master=euro,
    visa,
    nothing else.

    > Request:
    > I don't have a credit card, but I could get a pre-paid Mastercard (probably not a Eurocard because I'm in the U.S.) or Visa. Visa's website says their prepaid cards work where ever Visa debit cards are accepted. Could I use either the Mastercard or the Visa card? Otherwise, all I have is a personal check.
    I don't want to buy a pre-paid card yet because I'm still not sure if it would be accepted by Joker.

    I don't like any other registrar.

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    If you get a us dollar MasterCard, I think it should work everywhere in the world. Even if their charges are quoted in euro, the currency exchange should occur automatically. At least, that's my experience. I buy things from all around the world. They charge me in pound, euro, us dollars, ca dollars.
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    Joker has a picture of a Eurocard on its website, not a regular Mastercard, so I wasn't sure.

    I figured out how to find a decent selection of pairNIC resellers. You have to search Google for Pair resellers. Even on this ICANN page, only Pair's web hosting address is given, and I wasn't able to find a link to pairNIC there.

    So now I have to search for complaints about these pairNIC resellers.

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    http://www.klatha.com/hosting/domain.html looks ok except for the fact that nobody knows about them. They're $4 cheaper than registering directly with pairNIC, if I sign up for one year. I think I'll go with pairNIC directly, if not with Joker. If not with what I already have.

    Or with Klatha.com...
    Last edited by Wassercrats; 06-02-2005 at 04:08 AM.

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    prepaid mastercard is like any other mastercard and works everywhere
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    Mastercard's website lists the names and details of various Mastercard debit cards, but it doesn't list the one that my local check cashing place says they have--Mastercard Network. Mastercard never responded to my email asking whether that's a regular Mastercard debit card and where I can find information on it on Mastercard's website. NetSpend (the authorized Independent Sales Organization that Mastercard's website linked to, which listed my check cashing place as a buy/reload center.) responded just to say that my check cashing place is a buy/reload center if it's on the list.

    Doesn't matter anyway. Neither the pairNIC reseller or pairNIC responded to my email, so I don't like them any more. I'm going to renew with my current registrar.

    Hey everyone, all current registrars suck. I need more choices. Please consider becoming a registrar.

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    Probably not, but I went through this list and investigated every registrar in the U.S. that had a description, and I rejected all of them. Maybe I'll look at some others eventually, but for now I'm using my current host.

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