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  1. #61
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    thanks for sharing...nice write up too....very informative as a newbie like me

  2. #62
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    I haven't been here in a while, so i'd just like to say, I'm still here and ready for any questions. As an aside, i've added Dynadot.com to my list of favorite registrars.
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  3. #63
    All very good points, though I have not seen any providers that offer email support on domains.

  4. #64
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    Name.com do. In fact most providers offer email support. eNom and Moniker not among them.
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  5. #65
    Nice tips! Never know charge back will be considered as scam before.

  6. #66
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    VERY good read. Thanks for the pointers.

  7. #67
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    You are all welcome.
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  8. #68
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    oh my god! these points are so true! great that you have written and advised these! users will be very cautious after reading this i am sure!

  9. #69
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    1. Never get your domain registration from your web host. Even if it's free.
    What if u buy a domain and they offer u free hosting with it?

  10. #70
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    Don't take them up on their offer. Get your hosting elsewhere. Ask yourself.. Why would anybody offer you free hosting for an $8/yr domain registration?
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  11. #71
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    I have a new preferred Registrar. Dynadot.com. They have the equivalent of eNom's Magic Folders or GoDaddy's Preset Profiles. Actually better than both of them.

    Their Privacy is only $2 (or free for a Super Bulk Customer, like me). But the best thing about their privacy, is you retain your name in the whois and the rest of the contact info is private. This can then be manipulated to show your sales website, see whois for stuws.com for an example of what I'm talking about. Also privacy is added at Registration. The domain isn't first registered in your name and Privacy added later.

    Their checkout can still be a tad lengthy for some things, unlike Name.com for example, but not as difficult to handle as GoDaddy's. For other things it's a 2-click operation. I'm about 2/3rds complete in transferring my domain portfolio. It will never be 100% complete. But I'm only about 6-12 months away from it being as complete as it will ever be.

    You should look into whether you qualify for Bulk Pricing (spend $500/yr) or Super Bulk Pricing (spend $5000/yr). If you are spending at those levels, you get discounts on registrations/transfers/renewals, and it's a good idea to transfer the funds up front so that you are already recognized as a (Super) Bulk Customer from the beginning.

    So currently my preferred Registrars are 1) Dynadot, 2) GoDaddy. That doesn't mean I don't like any of the others. You should checkout my thread here http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1034914 for my other Registrar reviews.
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  12. #72
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    I forgot to mention the prices. $9.75 for a .com plus $2 privacy is pretty cheap (not the cheapest around) you will pay for just 1 domain. Cheaper if you are a Bulk or Super Bulk Customer. Prices go up in January because of increases from the Registry.
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  13. #73

    do's and dont's

    Dont's
    1. Donít use excessive dashes in the domain name.
    2. Donít use unrelated phrases in the domain name.

    Do's
    1. Do use the primary keyword phrase in your domain name.
    2. Be as specific as possible for your keyword phrase
    3. Place the primary keyword phrase at the beginning of the domain name.

  14. #74
    friends, i am new in this forum . i do not know much about domain and hosting.i want to redirect my domain name tanimsghostgossips.blogspot.com/ to tanimsghostgossips.com .how it will be possible. please help me.

  15. #75
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    Chargeback?

    Just wondering, what is a "chargeback"?

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