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    I have a several domains right now and I want to transfer, but I have had very little experience with registrars. The Canadian one (netfirms.ca)I'm with currently is only the second I have tried, and I'v been, if not really happy, at least satisfied enough to stay with them for years, but recently they have been acquired by a huge U.S. company and I have been very unhappy recently with the level of service.

    I do prefer to keep the hosting and registration separate, and while I am very happy with my host I have no plans to transfer the registration process to them.

    Any suggestions?
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    The only one that I've ever really been satisfied with is GoDaddy. While I'm not a big fan of their neverending upsells, it's a whole lot easier to deal with that and get actual support when I need it than it is to deal with the alternative registrars.
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    I've had a couple of bad experiences with GoDaddy on behalf of a couple of my clients. Those were hosting issues, however.

    Any thoughts on Tucows?
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    Are you reselling the domains too? go with enom

    Otherwise stick with Godaddy, for domains that is
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    I register the domains in the client's name, and I get them hosting the same way.
    They are the owners of record.
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    Tucows resellers are generally the stuff that comes out of the north end of a southbound horse. I've had some absolutely horrible experiences with them hijacking domains, not giving them back to customers, etc. And Tucows is of no help, either..."talk to the reseller". This doesn't help when the reseller is the one screwing things up.

    I've had "inh" hosting experiences with GoDaddy and am pretty ambivalent to them as a host. Their domain registration and SSL divisions are run very differently, though.
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    when someone buys a domain from your enom interface they ARE the owner of record, you just get a residual income every year, when they renew.

    But if you are already marking up the domains in your invoice to them, then you already making money on it, so it dont matter.
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    I think I'll give GoDaddy a try. I've got a couple of my own domains coming up for renewal in about 45 days - I'm gonna move 'em over and see how smoothly it goes.
    I think the limit on transfers is 30 days before renewal, no?
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    I think you can move them anytime, the new time you buy just gets added to the time you had left!
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    Cool, thanks. I'm gonna go open a bottle of wine and ponder on it.
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