[theforum] Evolt.EU and other domain business

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Fri Apr 7 14:12:22 CDT 2006

I just tried to register evolt.eu.  John, I used your snail mail and 
phone for the registrant address to meet .eu TLD registration 
requirements.  I don't know if it will be accepted... maybe I should 
have let you register it as a "person" rather than trying to slide in as 
an "established" organization, but I guess we'll see.

In other domain business...

Josh Levine, my friend and OpenSRS Reseller through whom evolt.org and 
evolters.org are registered has decided to bow out of the domain 
reselling business.  He will continue to maintain existing domains, and 
process renewals for at least a year or two, but is not accepting new 
registrations and has asked his customers to transfer their domains to 
other registrars (or other OpenSRS resellers) as the domains come up for 
renewal, or at their earliest convenience.

We were getting (what was, at the time) a great price from him, $12/yr, 
which is essentially just a dollar over his cost from Tucows/OpenSRS, 
but competition in the domain business has forced prices down 
considerably since then, but Tucows/OpenSRS hasn't seemed to follow the 
trend... So I've been registering new names, and transferring my own 
domains, to GoDaddy for some time now, and am reasonably happy with them 
as my new registrar of choice.  So I'd like to setup an GoDaddy account 
for evolt and transfer evolt.org and evolters.org into it as their 
renewals come due (evolters is due for renewal June 21) if there are no 
strenuous objections.

Does anybody particularly dislike GoDaddy?  I am continually annoyed by 
their site's design and the pushy upselling ploys with which they mine 
their shopping cart checkout process, but my annoyance has been 
outweighed by their nice prices, frequent discounts and specials, and 
excellent telephone customer support in managing my own domains...  but 
I'd like to hear what others have to say before going forward with my 



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