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I would like to register domains w/ joker.com. I see that many people are giving nice reviews of the service/price etc.[nbsp][nbsp]Someone mentioned that they could take the money and run...Is this true?
Or am I correct in understanding that once you are registered w/ CORE or INTERNIC, that is the end-result and if joker.com goes out of business my domain name stays in the database?
I am just a little leary, especially going w/ someone w/ the name "joker."[nbsp][nbsp]Does not exactly increase my confidence! :)
Bottomline:[nbsp][nbsp]What would happen if a registrar went out of business?[nbsp][nbsp]
Any more recommendations in using joker?
I'd love to save the $$$!
02-18-2000, 03:55 PM
I wouldn't worry about a registrar going out of business, think about them being bought out by a larger registrar.[nbsp][nbsp]
Some of the discount priced registrars may have been created just for this reason, to build up a quick large client base in hopes of a larger registrar/company buy out.
Which can be a blessing or a nightmare for the registrants.
If you feel more comfortable with a larger registrar like register or networksolutions, etc.[nbsp][nbsp]You may pay a bit more, and yes there is a down side to the big boy's, but the odd's are good they'll be around for awhile.
If you want to save a buck, there *may* be some trade-offs in the future.[nbsp][nbsp]Don't know.[nbsp][nbsp]On the up-side there are MANY people who are VERY happy with the services of these registrars which is something you should consider.
Bottom line....[nbsp][nbsp]Go with you gut feeling.[nbsp][nbsp]
Domain registration is sensitive stuff and can be a cold bowl of chilli when registrations/support/transfers are difficult.
02-18-2000, 04:10 PM
Good analysis, Scott.[nbsp][nbsp]More and more, I'm looking at domain registration along the lines of stock/bond portfolio diversification.[nbsp][nbsp]The inexpensive registrars are the high return stocks, and the known-to-be-stable large registrars are the consistent, but "low value" bonds...[nbsp][nbsp]I'm pretty comfortable with my current approach of registering important domains through the established registrars, and less important redirect domains through the smaller and cheaper ones.[nbsp][nbsp]If something does go wrong with Joker, for example, I'll merely have a couple of *temporarily* messed up IRO's that nobody knows about anyway, but I will have saved $25 a year on them.[nbsp][nbsp]:)
Back to what Rain asked, though -- If you get a domain name set up successfully with joker, and then some time down the line they go out of business, it's still your domain name, isn't it? It's still in name server databases and all that stuff? (I can't think of the correct terminology for it at the moment.)
But then the thing is, who do you pay when the bill comes due? Or what am I missing?
02-18-2000, 05:11 PM
Jazz, no one seems to know the answer to that...[nbsp][nbsp]I'm sure someone somewhere could tell you, but it's been asked a few times here in the forums with no consensus.[nbsp][nbsp]That's why I was purposefully vague on the issue and instead focused on balancing out the potential risk.[nbsp][nbsp];)
02-18-2000, 11:44 PM
To get approved by ICANN there are some financial requirements.
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
02-19-2000, 12:15 AM
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. Don't forget that no building would be around for more than a year tops. And that it would receive constant fixes and upgrades. And that certain buildings would only be compatible with certain cities. And that one really poorly built structure (or one built with malicious intent) would crumble the entire city... :)
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02-19-2000, 12:37 AM
Of course, looking at the flip side...[nbsp][nbsp]If you've ever spent any time on a construction site, you're aware that this also means programmers would pack it in early on Fridays and weekend tech support would be nonexistant.[nbsp][nbsp];)
02-19-2000, 10:16 AM
What are weekends?[nbsp][nbsp]No habla . . .[nbsp][nbsp]:D
I just did three domains through Joker.com, it was very smooth :)!
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