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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by J0kerz, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    When I buy a domain name, my host (SL) charges me 8.99$/year to get the domain privacy. IS there anyway to get a domain privacy for FREE?

    It's kinda expensive, 10$ Domaine name + 9$ Privacy = 19$/domain...

    Thanks! ;)
     
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  2. its2die4

    its2die4 Regular Member

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  3. longdrv4u

    longdrv4u Newbie

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    Namecheap gives privacy for free
     
  4. Katarsis

    Katarsis Registered Member

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    Namecheap is what I'd recommend, too: on top of the free privacy their prices aren't that bad (kinda hard to find good coupons sometimes tho) and their interface is one of the best in the market imo.
     
  5. justone

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    What with reliability ? Do they shut down domains fast or are they trustworthy and side with their customers ?
     
  6. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    Yap free for 1 year..

     
  7. trooper

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    I went and updated my info after regeistration and put in fake info.
     
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    Based on what I've read name.com provides free privacy for the life of your domain.
     
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  9. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    What about Godaddy.com?
     
  10. jeffm2009

    jeffm2009 Newbie

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    GoDaddy charges like $3/mo. If you use Dreamhost for hosting they do free privacy too, with a proxy email that forwards to your email.
     
  11. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Name.com is King, I recommend them..free private who.is for the life of your domain.
     
  12. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Co-sign on Namecheap. I've never had any issues with them and they offer a pretty nice set of tools. If you buy a lot of domains, you can ask for coupons for renewals. They've got a pretty nice API for developers if you're into that kind of thing as well.
     
  13. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Completely Agreed! I have two of my domains with them. I never had any problems till date and their interface is very simple and clean. The site loads very quick too. I personally prefer name.com over Godaddy
     
  14. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Name.com WAY to go!

    Just wondering, if I host my domain on another hoster than name.com (but buy the domain name @ name.com), will I pay the domain name annual fee to name.com or to my hoster?
     
  15. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, I like name and namecheap they both are really good. and privacy is free :newbie:
     
  16. Weberster

    Weberster BANNED BANNED

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    Haha, now, don't be mean to the guy. I absolutely agree though, namecheap is a great company to deal with and they offer the first year of whois privacy for free.
     
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    1and1.com is free private reg..and i emailed them to see if it was like 1 year then they rebill, and they said it will be free "for the life of the domain at this current time" and if their policy changes it will only effect domains bought after the policy when into place.

    so i use them...basically the same price as the other big dogs in domains...i don't really like them that much, but they do the job, and it's easier than faking info everywhere..ive used them for 4 years with no issues outside of them ripping me on a SSL Cert
     
  18. elpadrino23

    elpadrino23 Registered Member

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    Hosting and domain registering is separate. You can register your domain at name.com and host it wherever you like.
     
  19. whodi

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    register it through blogger.com you'll get a godaddy.com login, and free whois privacy for $10
     
  20. blackhataffiliate

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    1and1 are horrible and I would recommend getting away from them. Serious domainers will not buy a domain that is registered with 1and1 due to the hassles.