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1And1 VS NetFirms

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Bross, May 6, 2010.

  1. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Hey..

    Can someone tell me please:
    How these 2 in terms of managing domains?

    Their pricing is ok + Free private whois...

    Any experience with these?


    Thanks.
     
  2. blowme007

    blowme007 Junior Member

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    Theres a thread somewhere in here warning to stay away from 1 and 1. Ive used them before and never had issues, but others have had a nightmare of a time. I never heard of the other one though.
     
  3. gregstereo

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    1and1 blows dead bear.

    I've heard the name netfirms but can't recall anything specific about them (damned crappy short-term memory). For some reason they sound fishy to me, I just can't remember why.
     
  4. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Newbie

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    NEVER use 1and1 EVER.

    ...nothing wrong with netfirms though (I've got 18 domains with them)
     
  5. happybloger

    happybloger Newbie

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    I am using 1and1 the last 6 months and no problem so far.
     
  6. CYBERTRON

    CYBERTRON Regular Member

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    I use 1and1 for my domains and I host them with hostgator.
    Never had any problems with them. Its very easy to change the forward and it goes thru quickly.
     
  7. Grandslam

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    Would love some help because my domains' status still says "Waiting for approval". Contacted them and they said it was due to an error but that the error was fixed but to expedite it I should call them. :wtf:
     
  8. nuance

    nuance Newbie

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    Would you share why 1And1 is not good choice? I am in the middle of transferring from godaddy to 1and1. I will think twice then. Lucky I browsed and checked it first before moving them forward.
     
  9. stickyskunk

    stickyskunk Guest

    I've used 1and1 for about 3 years now and have 30+ domains hosted with them. Zero issues and their support is great should you need
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  10. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    How long do your domains say "waiting for approval" after you purchase them? That seems to be my issue now...
     
  11. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    I saw a ton of fresh complaints about them on a web hosting forum the other day. I didn't read any of the details but it looked like they've had a lot of issues lately.

    Here's one article I just saw from January:

    http://www.hostorian.com/1and1-internet-uk/
     
  12. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    It's usually about 10 - 12 hours... I use them and have little issues with them.
     
  13. thetraveller

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    I wait from 2 to 8 hours..
     
  14. twix70

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    Netfirms were doing dollar domains a while back which someone kindly posted on here. You enter the term "DOLLARDOMAIN", it still gets you a reduced domain(not sure how much at the moment) and comes with free "whois".
    I have registered about 30 domains with them and when the dollar domain thing was posted I remember people saying good things about Netfirms or I wouldn't have used them.
    If you use the search on here for "dollardomains netfirms" you should find it.
    HTH
     
  15. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    That sounds like weak registrar->registry communications. One of the "big" TLD's or a ccTLD?
     
  16. Grandslam

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    I got my order email on Thursday, and it still says "waiting for approval".

    Weird thing is, I didn't get my "invoice" email (which came out to 0.00) until today, Saturday, 2 days after I got my order confirmation email. Is this similar to what you guys experienced?

    Also, did you guys have to call them to contact them via phone for the "authentication process" before your domain's status went from "waiting for approval" to "ready"?



    I really don't know. I used 1and1. Seems like others like basstracker and traveller aren't having issues like I am. Which is weird because I used legitimate contact details.
     
  17. stickyskunk

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    I registered 2 domains within the last week and I could not believe it when they were up and running about 3-4 hours later.
     
  18. Grandslam

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    Did you use paypal or your cc? Also, did you use the free domain for the first year offer when registering?
     
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    Exactly. I haven't waited just hours though - I've waited days! This is getting a little ridiculous I think...