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March 6, 2001
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Go Daddy Domains

1 Year ($8.95/yr).....$8.95
2 Years ($8.75/yr)...$17.50
3 Years ($8.55/yr)...$25.65
5 Years ($8.05/yr)...$40.25
8 Years ($7.45/yr)...$59.60
10 Years ($6.95/yr)...$69.50

Getting a domain name has never been easier or more affordable!
Yeah, or so they say. So far, I can't seem to find a catch. It just sounds funny to me when they say that you'll be using Go Daddy software to get your domain. Maybe I'm being too cynical? Maybe this is just an honest-to-goodness, good deal?
What about it, MeFiers, what's the bottom line, here?
posted by lizardboy (21 comments total)

 
From what I gather at the site, you use the software to publish your site once you've got your domain, and pay $5 for each site you publish. The list of steps describing the actual domain registration seem pretty much the same as any other registrar.

I've used netsol in the past, but from what I hear these days, I would stick with register.com as the safest bet.
posted by tomorama at 3:59 AM on March 6, 2001


GANDI. No strings attached.
posted by holgate at 5:08 AM on March 6, 2001


i wouldn't use register.com, for reasons that i can elaborate on in e-mail if you like. i've not had many problems with directnic, and they're cheaper, too.
posted by maura at 5:24 AM on March 6, 2001


As long as we're plugging registrars, I'll assume folks have already looked at Dotster. Not quite as cheap ($15/year), but I haven't found any strings attached. (Yet.)
posted by harmful at 6:02 AM on March 6, 2001


There are several places that have those prices now, so it's not that unusual.

I just pick the cheapest, which is now below directnic and gandi.

Why pay more?
posted by gtr at 6:59 AM on March 6, 2001


Godaddy doesn't make you use the software. It's just some stuff they make and give to you as a bonus for getting a domain. The software has nothing to do with using the domain. In fact, I don't even know what the software does I think it's some Frontpage-type thing. Either way it has nothing to do with the operation or maintenance of your domain. All that's done on the webserver like every other registrar, well except NSI.
posted by redleaf at 7:12 AM on March 6, 2001


Now, new.net, on the other hand, is a scam. I expect it to break in about 48 hours.
posted by baylink at 8:23 AM on March 6, 2001


fools!

easyhostingM.com allows you to park a domain for $20.00 canadian. just get your own dns servers and host it yourself.

start taking advantage of your american dollars, today.
posted by will at 8:41 AM on March 6, 2001


god, i hate sneezes.
posted by will at 8:42 AM on March 6, 2001


Bottom line GoDaddy is good. They had a full page ad in March's Yahoo Internet Life (if that means anything). I have a few domains through them. But I like OpenSRS resellers, just in case the registrar goes bust and I don't know how that would work for a direct ICANN reg. Internetroot ($12) and Simcha ($10) are good OpenSRS resellers.
posted by redleaf at 12:09 PM on March 6, 2001


“just get your own dns servers and host it yourself.”

Where does one pick up a couple of DNS servers?
posted by gleemax at 1:04 PM on March 6, 2001


I second GANDI. Just enough, no more, Web-administered, and 12 Euros = around $10/$11. They have a dozen of my domains, and it was easy to transfer domains over from NetSol.


posted by ftrain at 4:12 PM on March 6, 2001


"Where does one pick up a couple of DNS servers?"
From a geeky friend who spends his spare time setting them up. :)
posted by bytecode at 7:27 PM on March 6, 2001


“From a geeky friend who spends his spare time setting them up. :)”

I don’t know anyone that geeky.
posted by gleemax at 7:44 PM on March 6, 2001


If you know anyone who works in IS at a company that runs their own servers in-house, you can often get them to host DNS for you. Chances are they're already hosting their own DNS on the company's servers. For most domains, DNS is a relatively tiny load on a network and nobody will notice or care.

If you have a static IP address and your ISP's TOS allow it, you can of course run DNS yourself. Apple's free MacDNS takes about five minutes to set up and you can pick up a machine perfectly capable of running it for less than $100 -- probably much less.
posted by kindall at 9:40 PM on March 6, 2001


Hmm, I still don't get the fascination with gandi. Seems pretty normal to me. I had one domain with them and moved it somewhere else.

No difference. Maybe I'm missing something.
posted by gtr at 9:42 PM on March 6, 2001


Where does one pick up a couple of DNS servers?

The Public DNS
posted by cCranium at 6:14 AM on March 7, 2001


gkg.net $10, no strings. bulk prices down to $7. shweet.
posted by syn at 9:43 AM on March 7, 2001


Ooo, thank you. All this knowledge should come in handy someday.
posted by gleemax at 2:22 PM on March 7, 2001


Ive had a lot of problems with Granite Canyon and found a $10/year for 10 domain names service that works well WORLDWIDEDNS.NET
posted by stbalbach at 7:08 AM on March 9, 2001


Yeah, Granite Canyon did have a pretty rough time about a month or so ago - right after I got it working properly for me, of course :-) - but they've been pretty solid since then. Well worth the price, though $10/yr. is pretty hard to beat, too. Maybe if I ever get close to 10 domain names.

posted by cCranium at 8:50 AM on March 9, 2001


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