Where to buy a domain name?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting and Domain Names' started by HermanMunster, Oct 10, 2009.

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  1. HermanMunster

    HermanMunster New Member

    Where can I buy a domain name besides godaddy? I created an account there and bought a domain name. A week later their fraud department emailed me that they deleted my account and refunded my money to my credit card. This was not only a shock to me, but made me feel like I was being treated like a criminal, for absolutely no reason at all. They said that the information I gave them had discrepencies. That's a bunch of bull. I had that credit card for over 10 years and never had a problem until I dealt with these asses. When I contacted them to say what the hell, they told me that they would reinstate me if I mailed them a copy of my driver's license. I was so mad, that I not only told them to kiss my ass, there's no way in hell I'm sending them a copy of my driver's license, but that they had better made sure that my payment was refunded to my credit card, or else. There's no way I'm doing business with those dickh*@!$ ever again. So where can I buy a domain name from, besides godaddy?
  2. omgoogle

    omgoogle New Member

    Name.com or

    or just ask my uncle aka google,you'll find a lot of them,,
  3. Marcus Cyganiak

    Marcus Cyganiak New Member

    Wow, that's quite the opposite experience I've been having with GoDaddy. For me, they've been great and I now do all my web business through GoDaddy hosting. They've been very reliable for me as they have 24/7 live service by telephone or email.

    Just last night actually, I had to call GoDaddy around 12 midnight for a system error that occurred with my website. Thanks to the 24/7 service, I was able to get through to them within 8 minutes. All they did was ask for my customer number, name, and web address of concern. I then explained my issue and they resolved it just like that after a little bit of research.

    Great staff they have. I haven't come across any knobs yet.
  4. ffldcountynerd

    ffldcountynerd New Member

    1&1 works for me

    I have been using 1&1 (1and1.com) for over a year and have loved it.

    They offer reasonably priced domains as well as hosting services.

    I have yet to have any problems.
  5. ishie

    ishie New Member

    As an experienced webmaster, I highly recommend BlueHost which I’m sure it would work for you and fulfill all your requirements.
  6. webvideo12

    webvideo12 New Member

    i prefer Name.com
  7. davidrosso

    davidrosso New Member

  8. orangecopper

    orangecopper New Member

  9. zach

    zach Member

    Alternatives to GoDaddy

    Sorry to hear about your issues with GoDaddy, I've never had a problem with them and I'm very pleased with the service I'm being provided.

    Some of the better alternatives will be:

    eNon - http://www.enom.com/ 
    Network Solutions - http://www.networksolutions.com/
    Wild West Domains - http://www.wildwestdomains.com/
  10. jo2009

    jo2009 New Member

    I would recommend www.3Sreseller.com , they have great features & services

    Have alook on their website
  11. treemonkey

    treemonkey New Member

    It depends what country you are in, it is better to buy from the same country and make sure they have good support in case you need any assistance. But prices can vary a lot so shop around, I know a lot of registrars in the UK have been putting their prices up recently because of the exchange rate with the US dollar.
  12. kfawcett

    kfawcett New Member

    Hey Herman,

    You might be better off looking for a hosting company first if you don't already have one. A lot of the shared web hosting providers give you one free domain when you sign up with them.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  13. soul2skin

    soul2skin New Member

    you can always try http://64bithost.com for domains and hosting ..great prices awesome support.
  14. giclee12

    giclee12 New Member

    i think name.com is best for domains.
  15. ellehc

    ellehc Banned

    Name.com is good to buy domain.
  16. mcorton

    mcorton New Member

    The discrepencies could have been as simple as a typo or someone else with the same name. I've had very good luck with godaddy. I know those things are annoying. I've dealt with that from a hosting company. I would advise against buying your domain name from a provider unless you know they are good. I did that once and had to leave the host but never got my domain back. They wanted an ridiculous amount of money to unlock it.
  17. mrandrei

    mrandrei New Member

    I think Godaddy is still the best domain name provider. I often buy domains there and use discount coupons.
  18. inferno0611

    inferno0611 New Member

    godaddy is reliable i bough a domain name from them and was fairly cheap
  19. cquinndesign

    cquinndesign New Member

    Thats crazy that they would ask you for a copy of your drivers license like that....Are you located in the United States? I know that GoDaddy quit doing business in China because the Chinese government require's everyone who lives in that country to provide a copy of some sort of photo id when purchasing a domain name......You can pretty much buy a domain from anywhere....the question really is "whats a fair price for a domain name" I would say a fair price is anywhere from $2.99 up to $15.00 - Some companies offer a free domain with a hosting plan.
  20. WebbyD

    WebbyD New Member

    I would personally go with Godaddy.com for domains, they are pretty benefical and will be around for a long time. I currently have about 50 registered with them.

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