So I have been with one company, here in Canada, for 12+ years. the only bad thing about them is that you can only register with them
What if I want a .ninja for example?
So I got some domains with 1and1, HostGator and GoDaddy. GoDaddy sponsored WordCampToronto 2-3 times.
1and1 asked me to scan my document and send it to them, including copy of CC (only the last 4 digits shown).
I have NEVER had to do this with ANY of the domain/hosting companies EVER in over 20 years that I had domains.
HostGator’s customer support is beyond horrible, could this be due to EIG (or whatever it is called) owning them? When I called them I was on hold for 15-20 minutes at least, each time.
Even if I called them at 3am.
GoDaddy, they give you low prices first year, then later years it can be 5x the price for 1st year. I seriously hate that. It should be same price for renewal/transfer/new.
I got a reseller account with someone else. I am slowly transfering all my 221 domains (2 weeks before each expires, I transfer them). Same for clients. I will transfer them before renewal.
I remember my first Domain/Hosting Company…20+ years ago $49.99 per month for hosting. I can’t remember their domain prices. They don’t exist now. Moved out long time ago.
How do you choose D/H companies? I don’t trust reviews, a lot of those “xyz sucks” is the competition writing those reviews.