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Subject:I need a new registrar
Time:04:07 am
I have a bunch of domains that are up for renewal. Unfortunately, all of my domains are currently with GoDaddy, and they're in Arizona. Therefore, I'm looking for a new registrar.

Competence, coolness, price are the things I'm concerned with. Suggestions?

(Take it as a given that I'm not interested in debating the new Arizona law, or the merits of boycotting Arizona-based businesses.)
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crayonbeam
Subject:ditto
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Time:2010-05-05 01:44 pm (UTC)
I hated them before I knew they were from AZ
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2010-05-05 12:12 pm (UTC)
Namecheap. Great prices, and after years I've had no trouble with them.
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wild_irises
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Time:2010-05-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
Exactly what I was going to say. And I don't think wordweaverlynn and I have ever discussed it, so this is two separate recommendations.
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tigerknight
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Time:2010-05-05 12:22 pm (UTC)
I use dotster.com - they've been just fine to work with for me for the past handful of years that I've had my domain.
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dmorr
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Time:2010-05-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
I use dreamhost, who are cool, very friendly, and of course cheap.

I also use them for hosting, which presumably you don't need.
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laren
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Time:2010-05-05 04:53 pm (UTC)
Second Dreamhost. My client also uses Yahoo for two of his newer domains and that's working out pretty well IIRC.
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seedy_girl
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Time:2010-05-06 02:11 am (UTC)
Third for Dreamhost. They're awesome.
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andrewhime
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Time:2010-05-05 03:34 pm (UTC)
I use domainmonger. Dunno how prices compare.
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melebeth
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Time:2010-05-05 04:54 pm (UTC)
I register and host through 1and1.com and although not everyone on the Internet loves them, I do. Why? Because domain management is so bloody EASY there. Things I can do in two clicks at 1and1 take a phone call at most other registrars (i.e. you can't do them online.) I can redirect directory pointers on the fly, easily arrange transfers, do domain forwards, etc. with no hassle at all. (I also hated GoDaddy prior to them being in Arizona. Um. Prior to my realizing they were in Arizona. They may have already been there when I hated them ;) )
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yayhappens
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Time:2010-05-05 08:28 pm (UTC)
I have been with GoDaddy for almost 10 years for all of our domains and had no idea what else was out there.

No suggestions but I did want to check what your friends recommended too. After looking at Namecheap, I am so impressed with what they offer, I think I will move my upcoming renewals there. We have to purchase privacy stuff to keep from getting phone calls and other obnoxious solicitations... I feel like I am getting ripped off staying with GoDaddy now! Ouch!

Also I found this: http://www.consumersearch.com/domain-registration

Edited at 2010-05-05 08:35 pm (UTC)
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jcdill
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Time:2010-05-05 10:05 pm (UTC)
I use dreamhost for both web hosting and domain names.

I used to use domain-maniac (which is now domainmonger), but they are a Utah-based company and I try to avoid sending money to Utah after the Prop8 advertising lies.

(I never liked/used GoDaddy in the first place, starting with their name, their advertising, and how they gladly took money from spammers who register and throw away domains over and over.)
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whitebird
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Time:2010-05-06 05:22 am (UTC)
For domain name service, I have a friend (okay, a few friends) who are registrars through OpenSRS. The one I work with is very good, and all of the domain registration stuff is web-based, so it's pretty easy. Let me know if you want his contact info.

Also, he's pretty reasonably priced. (I forget the exact pricing, however.)
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byronium
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Time:2010-05-06 05:27 am (UTC)
I use gandi.net. The price is right if you're supporting yourself and don't need any hand-holding or frills.
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frogpyjamas
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Time:2010-05-06 06:39 am (UTC)
I second the gandi, I have been using for years and love
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clutch_c
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Time:2010-05-06 06:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delayed response. I've been using dynadot.com. $8.99/yr for .com domains plus $2 for whois blocking. I also use their web hosting: $12/$60 per year with/without server-side scripting.
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