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Domain Name Support


blacklogic.112
09-06-2014, 15:18
Your WordPress.com blog comes with a free address, like example.wordpress.com. You can get rid of the .wordpress.com part and use a custom domain name instead, like example.com. Adding a domain is a paid upgrade:

Registering a domain through WordPress.com starts at $18.00 per domain, per year (see below for a detailed price list)
Domain owners are required to share their contact information. The $8.00 Private Registration upgrade will protect your identity and hide your contact information.
Adding a domain you already own costs $13.00 per domain, per year.

Jasgriff
15-01-2014, 21:45
Here is the response that I had so maybe this information will be of help to you

Hi Jason

The best way to do this is for the customer to register and buy the domain under their own name and account. Afterwards the customer would then change the technical contact to yourself. That way all administrative and billing aspects will be handled by the customer and all technical aspects will be handled by yourself.

Once your the technical contact you will see their domain in your own personal manager.

If you need help with the changing of technical contact, please let me know.

Best Regards

Danny

OVH Support.

Sounds like a bit of effort to me.

Trapper
15-01-2014, 10:59
Quote Originally Posted by Jasgriff
How do you go about buying domains for other people?

OVH tell me that the customer has to buy the domain then transfer the technical / admin part.

Is this the only way?
This has never been an issue for me at 123-Reg or GoDaddy, you can enter whatever data you like.

If it's a pain here, I'll steer clear, as most of the domains belong to others.

~Trap

Jasgriff
15-01-2014, 00:31
How do you go about buying domains for other people?

OVH tell me that the customer has to buy the domain then transfer the technical / admin part.

Is this the only way?

Trapper
14-01-2014, 16:02
Quote Originally Posted by macole111
Whatever you do don't use 123 reg, they are awful.

I use namecheap for all my new domains, cheap excellent support, what more do you want?

-macole111
I do use 123-Reg (I have over 150 domains there), and although they have got better, support can be quite poor.

NameCheap look more expensive than GoDaddy for most things, I qill take a closer look though.

~Trap

macole111
14-01-2014, 11:40
Whatever you do don't use 123 reg, they are awful.

I use namecheap for all my new domains, cheap excellent support, what more do you want?

-macole111

Trapper
14-01-2014, 10:38
Thanks everyone.

I think I'll move a couple of .net's across, and give it a try. Maybe a couple of UK domains from 123-Reg as well.

I run my own Name Servers, so this is really just about management of the buying/renewal/contacts.

Thanks again,

~Trap

Myatu
14-01-2014, 02:49
I've moved most of my domains away from OVH. I think its just a ".pm" domain and a few others left because of better pricing at OVH or because they can expire. Never had to use support for the domains. Only quirk is transferring away, as finding the EPP code is like performing a colonoscopy on a worm...

ctype_alnum
13-01-2014, 19:02
AWS Route 53 is pretty good.

crowarth
13-01-2014, 18:10
Quote Originally Posted by Jasgriff
I have transferred all of mine to OVH to make things easier (not as many as you however).

I had a small issue with one domain that took longer than advertised to get setup. But that's the norm

I have made a few adjustments using the control panel and all worked fine and quick as you would hope.
Most of mine are with 123-Reg, but I have 3 with OVH. Never had to involve support, and the panel I use (manager v3) is simple enough for any changes I need to make. Also, being able to set the TTL is a bonus, I can't do that with 123-Reg it seems.

I would recommend it based on my own experience.

Jasgriff
13-01-2014, 18:05
I have transferred all of mine to OVH to make things easier (not as many as you however).

I had a small issue with one domain that took longer than advertised to get setup. But that's the norm

I have made a few adjustments using the control panel and all worked fine and quick as you would hope.

Trapper
13-01-2014, 17:08
OVH / Fellow Forum Members,

I have about 70 domains (mainly .com's) registered at GoDaddy. I am trying to weigh-up the pro's and cons of transferring them to OVH. I can see these, but can anyone add to the list:

Pros:
OVH: Pricing seems stable
OVH: I can provision/renew domains through the API
OVH: The owner does not kill Elephants for fun (Although I think he needs a good slap now and then)

Cons:
GD have some good prices, sometimes, bad prices other times.
GD support can be fantastic, OVH can be (expletive-deleted)

Also, if anyone has experience of OVH support - specifically about domain names - stories would be appreciated...

~Trap