[olug] directnic.com down

aric at omahax.com aric at omahax.com
Fri May 20 17:11:44 UTC 2011

I use godaddy and have not had any issues.
My cousin uses http://www.namecheap.com/ they seem cheap and decent.

How does a registrar go down because of a DOS?
I guess, I don't know how it works above the name servers.

> OK, speaking of registrars, what's the cheapest .com registrar out there?
> I'm going to be rebranding my photography business, and I want to register
> several variations on the name just to protect the brand and allow for
> possible future expansion.  I won't be advertising these secondary domains
> in the foreseeable future, though, so I hate to spend a bunch of money
> on an uber-reliable registrar.  Just somebody that will forward HTTP
> requests to a different domain would be sufficient.
> I've used both Network Solutions (Verisign) and GoDaddy in the past,
> and have no complaints with the technical performance of either.
> What's the down side of the cheaper, lesser-known registrars?  Is it
> just the ease of managing multiple domains?
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