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Name.com is no more offering WHOIS PRIVACY for free!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J0kerz, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Yeah and that SUCK!

    Seriously I was using their service because of that...
     
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    $6.95 for .com with free whois privacy

    I always suggest internet.bs to my clients who buy VCCs from me to register domains anonymously.

    They work A+ with my VCCs :]
     
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    yes that's really suck. fuck'em
     
  4. GoyaG

    GoyaG Newbie

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    Damn, 7 USD is around 5,50 EURO, go to a EU based host, they still offer these options for free, why only host at name.com or godaddy when you can get the same somewhere else for the same price or cheaper. (However Godaddy is cheap for a .com name).
     
  5. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    What can I do..?, I have over 100 domains registered with them. It would be DAMN long to transfer them all one by one to another registrar...
     
  6. corbin2

    corbin2 Registered Member

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    If you already own domains with privacy, you dont have to pay for it. The new rule only counts for new domains.
     
  7. GoyaG

    GoyaG Newbie

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    Like corbin2 wrote, new clients, so you would be fine.
    Would you trasfer them to a new host, any new host will accept mass transfer and would make it as easy as possible for you, if not, search for a new one. Cheap is not always the best.
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    The registrar business is very cut-throat and competitive. Registrars LOVE two things above everything other than $$$ - renewals and transfers in. The more names they have, the more credibility they have, getting names away from competing registrars is their version of whipping it out and measuring it, blah blah blah.

    Pick a registrar that meets your requirements, contact them, and ask them if you can get a bulk transfer rate and if they offer "transfer assistance" (diff. registrars have different buzzwords for the latter, "transfer concierge" and crap like that). You should be able to get a deal from one of them for a bulk transfer, do it all at once, and you get an extra year on the reg. included normally.
     
  9. BullsEye

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    They may not be offering it is as a free included service with your domains, but you can still use the coupon code FREEWHOIS to get free whois privacy. I'm not sure how long the promo code will last, though. And even when the code expires, the cost will only be $1.99. They still offer a better price than other registrars if you ask me.
     
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    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Namecheap.com FTW.

    Search RetailMeNot.com for coupons to save you money on transfer. But if you're planning on transferring 100 domains over, I'd call up and talk to a rep to see if you can negotiate an even better deal.

    Everything is negotiable.
     
  11. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Where did you find out about this promo code?
     
  12. corbin2

    corbin2 Registered Member

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    They twittered this promo code. But I think it's only free the first year if you use the coupon code.
     
  13. Bross

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    Bad news.

    The operation is almost free on their behalf. It's a one-man-show operation (At most), just 1 person to filter requests from lawyers and law enforcements, the rest is automatic.
    They are greedy, I'm out of there.
     
  14. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    What is the best alternative?
     
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    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Let us know wich registrar you choose.
     
  16. Bross

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    Name.com changed their pricing in accordance to the financial crisis which is absolutely FINE.
    The US Dollar has dropped massively during a year period, and their prices were reasonable even when they made their services more expensive.

    Don't mix things up. they are priced OK. The private whois is the fiasco here.
     
  17. fabio

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    Just registered a domain and had to pay $1.99 extra for the whois privacy.

    Its not a big deal but the free whois was the only reason I use them, I guess I'll be going elsewhere in the future.
     
  18. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Theres NAMECHEAP.com also.
     
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    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Any more alternatives?