Domain Registration Companies

Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
413,844
12,771
Gurugram
I just moved my first domain away from Go Daddy for having a pro SOPA stance. I am moving to Hover.

I suggest considering doing the same!
 

dovahkiin

Regular
Regulars
Feb 2, 2011
572
30
you don't mess with reddit , already moved 5 .com and .org tlds to namescheap .
 


Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
413,844
12,771
Gurugram
right. hover, name.com and namescheap.com were the three options popular on that reddit thread. i am no sure why i decided to stick with hover. their customer care has been very nice so far!
 

dovahkiin

Regular
Regulars
Feb 2, 2011
572
30
ja, got good discount too from NC and a free whois protection , lol GOdaddy is learning the hard way what it means to be a internet based company and then mess with your own customers.
 

kooldude

Go Getter!!
Regulars
Oct 14, 2008
532
6
Chennai
Name.com is good too.Have some 15 domains with them.No problems with them for the last few years.
 


Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
413,844
12,771
Gurugram
i have heard a lot of stories. this one is one of them.

The person on the other end seemed startled that I had actually answered. It was someone from GoDaddy's abuse department, who informed me that they were "turning off" weebly.com due to a complaint.

"WHAT?" I said frantically into the phone. He explained that they had received a complaint about the content of a site, and that they were removing the DNS entries for weebly.com because of it. I asked him if they had contacted us previously -- he responded that they hadn't.

The site in question featured a bad review of a local business, and that business had complained. Why on earth would a domain registrar take it upon themselves to police content?

As calmly as I possibly could at that moment, I explained to him that Weebly served millions of websites -- most of them US small businesses -- and asked if he had already changed the DNS entries. He said that he had, but that it wouldn't hit the system for another 10 minutes or so, and he could quickly revert it. Unbelievable -- crisis narrowly averted.

The very next day, we proceeded to transfer all of our domain names away from GoDaddy, to a registrar that actually cares about their customers.

GoDaddy: A glimpse of the Internet under SOPA - David Rusenko
 

sanke1

Well-Known Member
Aug 1, 2005
3,907
519
Mumbai
my domain ends with .inI wanted to move over to namecheap.com as they are offering 1 year free. But they don't support transfer of .in domains. Any help guys? Wan't to rub it in to GoDaddy.