As last resort. I'm getting too old for crappy services. I can't find a registrar with a functioning DNS. They're always missing something. Either the advanced DNS don't work or have poorly designed control panels.
I gotta contact Netfirms to change DNS... another one has privacy but no advanced DNS... RegFly can't even register or transfer!
I have several .ca's and have for years. There's absolutely no difference in pointing a .com and .ca. You just plunk the nameservers into the right boxes on your registrar's website.
As for DNS itself, I would highly recommend using Zone Edit. The first 5 domains are free and the DNS is very reliable. You simply point the domains on your registrar to the Zone Edit nameserver and then within Zone Edit you can point them anywhere you'd like. I've been using Zone Edit for a couple of years - very good service.
I was with Netfirms for a while because of the price. I found out, however, that they count on your hosting with them in order to defray the cost of the cheap .ca's. Once I hit 5 domains, they wanted me to buy a hosting package in order to purchase more .ca's.
Not a big deal if you're not intending to buy a bunch of .ca's but if you are, you should be aware of it.
True, PowerVPS rocks. I've been with them for about 6 months and have never had any sort of problem at all. I'm moving to Future Hosting because I can't afford PowerVPS anymore, but they're still quite excellent.
Any recommendations for PowerVPS? (I'm still working on my PHP scripts and have little traffic until I dish out 5k hits/day)
Linux Plesk $44.50
Linux cPanel $44.50
Linux Directadmin $44.50
Linux Webmin $24.95
And what does DNSPark do exactly and why is it useful?