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godaddy says I need Transfer my domain names to another registrar

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ozzieme, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. ozzieme

    ozzieme Junior Member

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    ok I have an email saying I need to transfer my domain names to another registrar as I dont comply to their terms of service.

    Anyway I pulled all my sites and cancelled my godaddy hosting account.

    They have locked one of my domain names and say:

    Because of this suspension this domain name cannot remain active at Go Daddy. You have two options:

    ----- Option # 1: Transfer your domain name to another registrar.

    If you wish to transfer your domain name to another registrar, we first require that you pay a $75 administration fee before your domain name can be transferred. This fee is used to cover the costs Go Daddy has incurred in addressing this situation.

    You will need to provide the following in your reply:

    1. A statement that you will initiate the transfer of your domain name to a new registrar within the next 24 hours.

    2. Authorization for GoDaddy.com to charge a $75 administration fee to the credit card on file for your account (you may want to log into your Go Daddy account and confirm that the card on file is valid and has not expired).

    Sounds like godaddy are trying to scamm me out of $75,

    So anyway I want to transfer 40 or so domains to another registrar my question is who do I use?? most of my domains have 6months or more left on their registration so I dont want to pay alot of money just to transfer the registration best price I can find is $6.99 per transfer does anyone know where I can get this done cheaper?? as I dont want to keep my other domains registered with godaddy as they will just lock all my domains and take them over like they did this one as now the site has a godaddy ad on it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    GoDaddy is rather well known for this. With all future domains I'd suggest you use NameCheap.com
     
  3. ndev2k

    ndev2k Junior Member

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    I currently use UKreg but I have heard godaddy will do this and force you to pay to transfer to another registrar
     
  4. ozzieme

    ozzieme Junior Member

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    Yeah I hear from a few people godaddy can be a real pain in the ass. I had a look at namecheap.com but they are still around $9 for a domain. Anyone cheaper?
     
  5. clfox

    clfox Regular Member Premium Member

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    Try name.com .. They have a good user interface as well...
     
  6. drey2k

    drey2k Power Member

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    I don't think namecheap has free whois protection does it?

    name.com i think does
     
  7. srhcom

    srhcom Junior Member

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    I need to renew 5 domains by next month, I'm on GoDaddy right now, how hard and expensive would it be to get out? I didn't know you could get free whois protection!
     
  8. vodkapat

    vodkapat Registered Member

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    I'm with namecheap and they give free whois for each domain for the first year.
     
  9. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Tip: internetbs.net
    You pay 4,99Euro for a .com + free private whois

    Greetings!
    Sebastian
     
  10. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    name.com around 7$ per domain with coupon and free whois as long as stay with them.
     
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  11. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    NameCheap has 1 year free whois protect with every domain purchase.

    Also OP keep in mind that cheapest domain registrar doesn't mean best.
     
  12. linkme

    linkme Regular Member

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    Can I ask what it is that they had a problem with? I have a couple over there and don't want to have to go through anything like that if I can avoid it
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  13. showbizvet

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    yeah Namecheap provides a private whois with every purchase, however it's up to you to then assign it to a particular domains. Maybe there's a way to make this automatic, but didn't see it. Haven't tried name.com, but I'm moving all my stuff from Godaddy as I can.
     
  14. risefromdeath

    risefromdeath Power Member

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    i will also like to know this..as i also have a few domains there..and if they are this much pain..its better to get out before alram is raised..
     
  15. srhcom

    srhcom Junior Member

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    I just transferred away, and it was easy. Just had to approve a few things in Godaddy account, and change private whois to off, then they went through.
     
  16. Flinx

    Flinx Newbie

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    Please explain what you did to make GoDaddy do this to you

    Flinx
     
  17. spunkz

    spunkz Newbie

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    i wonder if he was hosting on godaddy - which is something I NEVER recommend.
     
  18. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1 and 1 works . They have free privacy / whois protection to my knowledge. Also offer some of the cheapest .com and higher quality domains out there. Also i never host with the same company my domains are with . I have been on forums years and here the same shit all the time that godaddy is always screwing people. So everyone just need to stay clear expecially if you are doing black or grey stuff.
     
  19. ozzieme

    ozzieme Junior Member

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    yeah I was hosting on godaddy too but they say its the registration they had a problem with didnt say anything about the hosting account. It was a medical site
     
  20. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Since some days I cant use godaddy anymore to register domains. They changed something in their script that is checking whoisdata. And now my own phonenumber that worked before isnt accepted from the form.
    I tried every possible prefix and asked the support twice. They only say: "That shouldnt be the case". I said they should forward it to techniques but didnt heard a word from them anymore...
    So I cant use them anymore...
    I use now a cheaper registrar. Wish I had found it before... Saved me now half of the yearly fee...