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afreedboy
08-07-2004, 01:10 PM
I found out that registering a .com domain name for one year at namecheap.com is only $8.88, while registering a .com for one year at register.com is $35.

Why is that different?
Namecheap.com is unreliable or what?

Please give me suggestions coz I am going to register .com domain name.

glUser3f
08-07-2004, 01:46 PM
I register my domain names at GoDaddy.com, .com ones are currently $8.95/year.

I found their service to be great. here (https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/low_price.asp?isc=&se=%2B&from%5Fapp=&rhl=nv%5Fweb%5Flow%5Fprice%5F%2Fdefault) they explain why it's cheap.

axon
08-07-2004, 02:14 PM
I just registered a domain with 1and1.com $5.99/year

chrismiceli
08-07-2004, 03:36 PM
I use godaddy.com and I think it is great.

afreedboy
08-08-2004, 01:52 AM
I just registered a domain with 1and1.com $5.99/year


how is that? Is it great?

RoD
08-08-2004, 09:32 AM
i had 1and1 hosting and hated it

www.godaddy.com

-KEN-
08-08-2004, 10:15 AM
i had 1and1 hosting and hated it

www.godaddy.com

You had a free account, genius.

golfinguy4
08-08-2004, 11:47 AM
Hey Ken, are you questioning RoD's intelligence? How horrible of you.

Thantos
08-08-2004, 03:20 PM
Also remember that you don't have to register the domain through your host. Just make sure that whomever registers it puts YOU are the registrant and not themselves and you'll be ok

golfinguy4
08-08-2004, 08:06 PM
Thantos, it's whoever. Whomever is the objective case. ;)

laserlight
08-08-2004, 09:14 PM
namecheap.com is a reseller as opposed to register.com, but aside from namecheap's reasonable prices I am impressed by their prompt support.

namesecure.com, a registrar, prices domain names at US$15 per year, but you can get it to $12 per year if you register for 3 years, or even $7.49 per year if you register for 10.

axon
08-08-2004, 10:05 PM
1and1.com beats all those prices: .us domains $2.99/year .com - $5.99/year

Hunter2
08-08-2004, 10:13 PM
How do they get the domain names to rent you in the first place? Do they just give a big list of "I want to reserve these" domain names to the international bureau of domain-name-deciders and pay a fee for it or something? If they do, what's to stop us from doing the same?

sean
08-08-2004, 10:21 PM
Basically your browser finds stuff buy searching nameservers (servers made just for this purpose) for the domain and it's corresponding location. When you get a domain from a registrar, they will record this in one or more of the biggest nameservers.

Hunter2
08-08-2004, 10:27 PM
>>they will record this in one or more of the biggest nameservers.
Ah. So what's to prevent you from recording yourself in the nameservers yourself? Or is it just that nameservers have an access fee? Because I remember reading in one of my borrowed books a while ago (I think it was Lewis Napper's Winsock 2.0) about installing/registering services, and one such service was DNS... you fill out a structure and stick it in a function, and it registers it or something. Anyone want to clarify that for me? lol... it sounded great but seemed a bit too easy.

laserlight
08-08-2004, 10:40 PM
So what's to prevent you from recording yourself in the nameservers yourself?
They have to be registered with ICANN (http://www.icann.org) or the relevant authority first.

Thantos
08-08-2004, 11:15 PM
Thantos, it's whoever. Whomever is the objective case. ;)
Right. I understand the individual words you are speaking but still don't understand. I suck at proper writing :)

ober
08-09-2004, 07:50 AM
www.active-domain.com is another good one. I use them for several domains and I've been very happy.