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Should I leave GD?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by kaplan, Jul 15, 2012.

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  1. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi guys,

    I need your advice.

    I have been registering my domains with GD for the past 7 years, I have more than a few.
    Most of my hosting is outside GD and I am moving the last of my hosting out of there these days.

    GD doesn't give me good prices on domains renew and want me to pay $90 in order to get good prices and more money to share the parking revenue with them. On the other hand I am used to their system and will have to go trough a lot of trouble to move.

    So, do I stay with GD or move? If move so to where should I transfer my domains?

    Thanks
     
  2. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    See who is offering the best transfer deals and jump on it. Remember the 60 day rule at GD (not sure if it's still in effect though).

    As for hosting; nobody in their right mind hosts at GD.
     
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  3. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks kvmcable,

    Do you know about good deals at the moment?
     
  4. MojoSoDope

    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    Yeah screw GD, I use NameCheap.
     
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    $90 per domain extension? Per year? Leave it man!
     
  7. Python700

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    personally I would move, I really don't like gd sometimes they take forever just to update their nameservers
     
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  8. Mountaineer

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    $90 for what domain extension? May be its expensive on other registrars. If anyone beats this price, go ahead and move the domains, it wouldn't harm anything.
     
  9. webdesign

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    As soon as I hear the words "Go Daddy" I shudder. How they're still in business I don't know..
    I've slowly been moving my domains over to namecheap/internet.bs

    I advise you do the same!
     
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    Arvixe (in my sig) give free .com with hosting. and free whois privacy if you want it
     
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    I would recommend namecheap. I used arvixe years ago...they give you 1 free domain when you open a hosting account. In my case, I own over 4K domain and 1 free domain is a waste of my time.
    Another question to ask is, what do you do with the domains? in my case I have to diversify my domains across 2-3 registrars.
     
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  12. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The $90 is to get in a program where they give you discount on domains.
     
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  13. tami6699

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    I always change the Domainhoster, depending on the price.

    There is not a really big difference between the Major hosters, so there is no need to pay more.

    I had the same way like u, before ALL Domains (~300) on GD, but renew prices, privacy etc. is to expensive there.

    So i changed to Namecheap, if they have offers.
    So i changed to Register/Dotster, if they have offers.
    So i changed to Namesilo, they have in general good prices, and also coupons.

    Now fact is, if domains are going to expire, i look about 3-4 Hosters about the prices (transfer or renew on the existing) and then i change/renew.

    On GD i only have about 30-50 domains left and i am sure, after the end of the year 0.