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  1. #1
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    * Registrar without an embarassing name?

    I am happy registering names with Godaddy and Namecheap, but I have a client who wants a domain name for a serious business and wants a less embarassing registrar name - even if it costs a few dollars more

    Whoever we go with must let us manage the DNS.

    Any suggestions?

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    all these registrars have dns management i believe

    i don't know what you find embarrassing. I am sure NetSol/Register.com can accommodate you for some ridiculous price too.
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    123-reg is who we use and they are good.

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    Enom has a very professional interface for managing DNS etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandad View Post
    Enom has a very professional interface for managing DNS etc
    How much do they charge for a .com?

    I can't see without registering.

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    I've been using DirectNIC recently. I have a few domains still at Network Solutions though. Both of which sound very professional and non-silly.
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    I would suggest for business:

    Dotster
    Enom
    Domain.com
    Moniker
    hosting is ongoing

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookie View Post
    How much do they charge for a .com?

    I can't see without registering.
    Get a reseller account for free from someone here and the charge will be $8-9

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    Try resellerclub they have also DNS

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandad View Post
    Get a reseller account for free from someone here and the charge will be $8-9
    That's a bit of an overkill for one domain.

    Price isn't a great issue but it annoys me when suppliers hide the price - they lose my business.

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    Have a look at name.com

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    Enom's pricing changes depending on what reseller package you are on, ours is between $5 and $10 per domain... Also your best bet is to get a reseller account free from someone here, as grandad said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby H View Post
    Enom's pricing changes depending on what reseller package you are on, ours is between $5 and $10 per domain... Also your best bet is to get a reseller account free from someone here, as grandad said.
    ...but they seem to sell direct - only they won't disclose the price without signing up!

    I'll go somewhere else!

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    No, they don't, you have to sign up, there are several tiers of reseller each with different pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brookie View Post
    ...but they seem to sell direct - only they won't disclose the price without signing up!

    I'll go somewhere else!
    You want there retail site Enom Central

    http://www.enomcentral.com/pricing.asp

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    Why the hang-up with the registrar name? Surely it's the price/features which are important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stu2 View Post
    Why the hang-up with the registrar name? Surely it's the price/features which are important.
    The professional image is important.

    No point having a great domain name and slick website if a customer does a WHOIS and sees "Namecheap"

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    Ah...a perception thing. Don't know if Moniker would be a good choice since people might think they're a...moniker for someone else.

    Good luck with your search, brookie. That's a unique client with a unique preference, so to speak.

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    Network Solutions. they've been around for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zan View Post
    Ah...a perception thing. Don't know if Moniker would be a good choice since people might think they're a...moniker for someone else.

    Good luck with your search, brookie. That's a unique client with a unique preference, so to speak.
    You mean, being a 'Moniker Lewinsky'?

    Directi has also a neutral name "Public Domain Registry", but each reseller's name is shown in the whois

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    If you are concerned about prestige and image then pay the $35 and go with Network Solutions.

    I see that both CNN and Microsoft are with Tucows (Two Cows).

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    The registrar company really has nothing to do with images. It is more important on how good the service is. GoDaddy is the #1 registrar that says a lot. I use GoDaddy for almost all of my domains for one reason, They have the best service of all the registrars I have used. It seems that my domains are setup faster and propagate faster. This is what I look at when picking a company not the prices. I have used NS, Enom, Yahoo,Dotster, Tucows, 1and1 and Im sure theres more but in the end I transfer the domains to GoDaddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brookie View Post
    The professional image is important.

    No point having a great domain name and slick website if a customer does a WHOIS and sees "Namecheap"
    Ok. Try www.MarkMonitor.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by GB-Mark View Post
    The registrar company really has nothing to do with images. It is more important on how good the service is. GoDaddy is the #1 registrar that says a lot. I use GoDaddy for almost all of my domains for one reason, They have the best service of all the registrars I have used. It seems that my domains are setup faster and propagate faster. This is what I look at when picking a company not the prices. I have used NS, Enom, Yahoo,Dotster, Tucows, 1and1 and Im sure theres more but in the end I transfer the domains to GoDaddy.
    As I said in my original post, I use Godaddy and Namecheap and am very happy with the service.

    Unfortunately, however, the domain name registrar appears in the WHOIS record...and some people like to look up the WHOIS.

    So, I doubt that any blue-chip company would use Namecheap even if it met all their service and technical needs

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    Names

    Uses namesco a while back, rather good if price isn't a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techno View Post
    I see that both CNN and Microsoft are with Tucows (Two Cows).
    For those who are curious, Tucows is said to have derived its name from a political joke "you have two cows".
    Co-Founder @HostHideout. Profoundly influenced by #Bauhaus, @Nameslave unrepentantly embraces #Minimalism with a bias for functionality, color theory and pixel precision: a #multimedia messenger in the McLuhan sense. His totally irrelevant M.Ed. dissertation examines Organizational Culture and Change Management. He also likes Patrik Ervell, Wong Kar-wai and IKEA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameslave View Post
    For those who are curious, Tucows is said to have derived its name from a political joke "you have two cows".
    Actually it came from "The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software" - in the early days of the web it was one of the best places to download IP network apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookie View Post
    Actually it came from "The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software" - in the early days of the web it was one of the best places to download IP network apps.
    Tucows STILL do that now. I've also heard about that less credible acronym story, but they CLEARLY have the "two cows" joke in mind, if you know what their logo actually looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameslave View Post
    I've also heard about that less credible acronym story.
    It's not "less credible" - it's true.

    Have a look at the Wayback machine and you'll see archived pages with the phrase on there...

    http://web.archive.org/web/199706182...ww.tucows.com/

    Also, look at Wikipedia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucows

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookie View Post
    It's not "less credible" - it's true.
    LOL! I actually read about that acronym story right on their own website. But that doesn't mean it's the truth and the whole truth. ANYBODY who uses two cows in their logo MUST HAVE heard about that "two cows" joke. I thought it would be OBVIOUS to most people that the stupidly long "collection of software" name was made up AFTER that, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameslave View Post
    LOL! I actually read about that acronym story right on their own website. But that doesn't mean it's the truth and the whole truth. ANYBODY who uses two cows in their logo MUST HAVE heard about that "two cows" joke. I thought it would be OBVIOUS to most people that the stupidly long "collection of software" name was made up AFTER that, no?
    No, it wasn't. I own an ISP that's been in business since the early 1990s and my support people used to tell DOS and Windows users about TUCOWS specifically so that they could get socket stacks.

    I've never heard the "two cows" joke. Can you fill us in?

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