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    vondutch
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    Hi there,

    Help! Does anyone know of a reputable company to register a domain name with? There are so many cowboys out there nowadays. Cheers!

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    VideoTraining
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    vondutch, post: 69963 wrote:
    Hi there,

    Help! Does anyone know of a reputable company to register a domain name with? There are so many cowboys out there nowadays. Cheers!

    Hey Vondutch,

    I have used ZipHosting.com.au (formerly hostess.com.au) and they are great if you want a cheap no-frills domain name registrar.

    $20.95 per domain for 2 years.

    They are also the budget arm of NetRegistry.com.au – a bigger player (but more expensive) in the Australian market.

    I also use afraid.org for DNS management – just in case you want to do DNSy sorts of things.

    Good luck!

    Kind regards,

    TrainingGuy
    http://www.VideoTraining.com.au
    Online Computer Training Made Easy

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    ideaswoman
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    http://ezy4uhosting.com is who I use. If it is for a .com name you get free privacy so your details do not appear in the Whois which means, spammers cannot extract your phone number, postal and email addresses.

    Hope this helps!

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    vondutch
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    Videotraining, post: 69965 wrote:
    Hey Vondutch,

    I have used ZipHosting.com.au (formerly hostess.com.au) and they are great if you want a cheap no-frills domain name registrar.

    $20.95 per domain for 2 years.

    They are also the budget arm of NetRegistry.com.au – a bigger player (but more expensive) in the Australian market.

    I also use afraid.org for DNS management – just in case you want to do DNSy sorts of things.

    Good luck!

    Kind regards,

    TrainingGuy
    http://www.VideoTraining.com.au
    Online Computer Training Made Easy

    Thanks for that Videotraining,
    I have been looking at NetRegistry but have seen that there are cheaper ones out there. Not sure what the catch is with the cheaper ones.
    I looked at hostess too but noticed that they changed to ZipHosting and was a bit wary of that but sounds good too.

    Hmmm DNS management..? What is that exactly? I am going to set up a webshop through BigCommerce. Do I need to also register for DNS management?

    I do also like ideaswoman suggestion that your details do not appear in the Whois, however am looking to register a .com.au name… are there any other companies who offer the privacy setting that any knows of?

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    victorng
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    You won’t be able to mask Whois info for a .com.au.

    I think Whois privacy is a bad idea anyway because:

    1. It makes you look like you have something to hide,

    2. You will have someone else listed as the registrant of the domain.

    It’s not really that hard to set up an email account for your domain registrations if you’re that concerned about spam.

    My $0.02 –

    Cheers,
    Victor

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    MyGreatIdea
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    Crazy Domains – cheap enough and been around for a while.

    http://www.crazydomains.com.au

    Wendy

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    Craig_Longmuir
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    +1 crazy domains…. thy are all pretty much the same and for the sake of a couple $ don’t go with anyone but the big players.

    a client of mine had previously registered his domain name himself thru a smaller operator (probably saved himself $5) but they went bust, failed to tell him and failed to inform him when the domain was going to expire. end result, when his domain expired unexpectedly he had to go thru auda to get the domain back up and running. took 2 days with his website/emails down and during a heavy adwords campaign too!!

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    BrettM33
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    +1 for Zip Hosting / Hostess

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    AdvancedPetSitting
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    Couple It, post: 70000 wrote:
    Crazy Domains – cheap enough and been around for a while.

    http://www.crazydomains.com.au

    Wendy

    I have registered mine through Crazy Domains too and so far have no complaints about them.

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    Jexley
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    A mate of mine from back in the States has his own company, and he’s about the best I can find for service (because he loves me prolly) and price.

    https://ihswebsolutions.com/His “.com” start at $9.50 a year, and I know for a fact that he has no markup on that from the prices it actually costs him.

    For “.com.au” I use Webcity: http://domains.webcity.com.au/

    They’re not the best ever for service, but their management admin makes sense and I can do everything I need to, AND they’re $22.50 for 2 years, which is about the cheapest I can find for “.com.au”.

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    vondutch
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    Thanks all,

    I had a look at the auDA’s website to find accredited registrars, just to be safe: http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars
    The following 2 I am considering:

    Ziphosting is relatively cheap: $20.95 for 2 years.
    They have an option to add a domain manager for $10 – is this something I would need? I am going to set up a webstore on BigCommerce.

    I also looked at NetRegistery, they are a little bit more expensive $31.46 and $15 for the domain manager.

    CrazyDomains has a very scary website and I have read some terrible reviews about them on this forum however that mostly affects the hosting side. Many people seem to be happy with them as a domain registrar but I am not sure if I am willing to take that risk.

    GoDaddy which is also highly rated by people but one will have to consider having a .com instead of a .com.au

    Aaaahhhh too many choices…. :)

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    vondutch
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    Now the next question is: do I need to sign up for a domain manager?

    The hosting of the webshop will be by bigcommerce.
    Sorry might be a stupid question but I thought I’d purchase a domain name and then arrange the rest with bigcommerce regarding the redirecting….?
    I has been ages since I registered for a domain name and it don’t recall that one had to sign up for a domain manager/DNS thingy…

    Not sure how it all works. Thanks in advance.

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    Netorigin
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    vondutch, post: 70098 wrote:
    Now the next question is: do I need to sign up for a domain manager?

    The hosting of the webshop will be by bigcommerce.
    Sorry might be a stupid question but I thought I’d purchase a domain name and then arrange the rest with bigcommerce regarding the redirecting….?
    I has been ages since I registered for a domain name and it don’t recall that one had to sign up for a domain manager/DNS thingy…

    Not sure how it all works. Thanks in advance.

    You might need to purchase DNS hosting which enables you to customise DNS records. So you would host your site with BigCommerce but your email hosting is hosted elsewhere.

    Cheers,
    Shaun

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    VideoTraining
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    As I mentioned earlier, there is also a good free one that has been around for years – http://www.afraid.org

    If you Google “free DNS” usually they come up at the top of the list (and they have done for years, and no, I am not a part owner! :-) )

    Just another option to consider…

    Kind regards,

    TrainingGuy
    http://www.VideoTraining.com.au
    Online Computer Training Made Easy

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    Craig_Longmuir
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