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Re: Domain Registers


Hello HiJinks.


Thanks for the question, I'll try to do it justice and give you a couple of ideas on factors that might affect the fees charged by the various Registrars, and their agents.


It used to be that Network Solutions was the only place you could buy a domain name. Their price was $35/yr and still is. Hosting with them is a tad on the pricey side, but they have some good features. The "new" Registrars are selling TLD names (.com, .net, .org) just like NetSol does, but their prices, and their reseller prices, may be as low as $8/yr per name. So, your question is; "What is the difference?"


Actually, the bottom line is you own the name they register for you, so in that respect there is no difference. The difference comes after the registration is over, and you need to change something in your record. Maybe you are a company, and an employee quits who was listed as the company's "technical", "administrative", or "billing" contact. With NetSol you just go up to their server, log on with your user name and password, and change the record. Maybe you want to change who you host with, you do the same editing by yourself.


With some of the newer Registrars, you have no personal edit capabilities at all. You have to contact somebody at the Registrar or the reseller you bought it from, and get them to change the record (Good luck, with some of them!!). This can get very, very, frustrating with some resellers.


The Old Man has used several Registrars in the past years, and now I have my domains all consolidated with Larry (Griz) Dozier at http://www.a1webserver.com. Griz and his partner is a reseller for BulkRegister. I have absolutely fabulous service from Griz, there are no screw-ups, and the changes I ask for are done in the most timely of manners. Another big advantage is that I "host" my domains with him also, so I'm dealing with just one person who has been absolutely reliable. When I call him or eMail for a change or for another domain, it's done immediately, no waiting and no mistakes. The prices I pay are several clicks below what I'd have to pay at NetSol (or others), and I have all the advantages I would have up at NetSol, so I have the best of both worlds; I get the low prices with Griz Dozier, and he gives me the high-end webmaster control features on my domain. You can do the same.


Thanks for the visit, I hope this helps you. And thanks for the votes on "The Wolf"!


Best Regards, The Old Man.

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Replying to:

hi old man. can you tell us why some domain registers charge so much more than others, and what is the difference anyway? btw,we love the wolf.

Re: Re: Domain Registers - by Griz - Jun 29, 2001 10:43pm
Re: Re: Re: Domain Registers - by The Old Man - Oct 11, 2001 2:49pm
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