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Namecheap or Godaddy

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by smileplease, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    As the title says, which one would you prefer?
    i've read around the forums and i'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Money2spare

    Money2spare BANNED BANNED

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    All depends on your needs. I prefer Godaddy personally though. Hope this helps!
     
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  3. zensiq

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    Namecheap! they give you free who is guards on all domains :)
     
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  4. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    okay.
    I'm planning on going with Namecheap.
    If anyone has any horror stories please post.
    (gonna google then check back
     
  5. Kinsey

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    If your doing anything blackhat go with Namecheap and never use godaddy. I've heard about a lot of different people who did stuff I would view as grayhat and godaddy canceled the domain. The only time you should use godaddy is for some cheap .info domains and be sure to do 5 so you get free privacy guard.
     
  6. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    i'm planning on doing whitehat.
     
  7. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

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    I am using both.

    Godaddy is ok but I hate their constant upselling / crosselling.
    My vote goes without hesitation to Namecheap.

    I also buy domains from Ipower and 1and1, but much prefer the Admin panel, the whole buying process and customer support of Namecheap.
     
  8. anwar101

    anwar101 Newbie

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    i'm using name.com and it's ok so far.
     
  9. gbherson

    gbherson Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm using Godaddy dot com and name dot com.
    They're all ok for me.
     
  10. zoux

    zoux Registered Member

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    namecheap, i used both and namecheap is by far better
     
  11. tanya7zhou

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    Been using godaddy, will look in to name cheap. Funny you just said that coz i was talking to a guru a few weeks ago and he was recommending name cheap as well.
     
  12. scubaslick

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    I've tried namecheap 3 separate times and their server always times out when I try to check out. /shrug

    1and1 is the cheapest I've found for .com and their private registration is free, but EVERYTHING takes 24 hours through them, so if you plan on actually hosting the site elsewhere, you better allow 2-3 days between purchase and actually getting the DNS changes propagated fully.

    I don't buy a ton of domains (3-5 a month) so I'm sticking with buying them all through the hosting company that I plan on putting the site on from now on. The extra $10 a month just isn't worth losing 2-3 days waiting to be able to get a site live and running.
     
  13. imerxp

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    No privacy guards though but you can put what ever name after buying the domain

    The price is cheaper than those 2 registrar
     
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    scotsman Newbie

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    I wouldn't recommend godaddy to anyone...their security is woeful
     
  15. ctrlfreak

    ctrlfreak Registered Member

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    I prefer 1and1.c0m, they have free privacy registrations and will only set you back 6.99 a domain. Check your settings on your throwaway domains, they default to autorenewals.
     
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    go ahead .... namecheap is a very good choice! :)
     
  17. tanya7zhou

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    Good thing about godaddy, is this whole vouchers thing. You know, the voucher codes.
     
  18. coolseo

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    Def name cheap, quick and fast,
     
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    namecheap is the way to go... no question, what is it $2 more expensive?
     
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    virtuallk Newbie

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    NameCheap. They give you the benefit of the doubt when necessary.

    I have heard of Godaddy closing accounts and keeping the domain names
    after 1 spam complaint.

    I have 13 domains with Godaddy and 5 with NameCheap. Will be moving everything to NameCheap.