It’s amazing how fast the Best can go to Worst and vice versa. GoDaddy was the best for a number of years, but over the course of just 18 months, it has plummeted to nearly the bottom just like NetworkSolutions.
GoDaddy’s Superbowl ad, “everybody wants to work in marketing,” must have been true, because there are obviously almost no clueful engineers left, now that the bra-strap-popping marcom monkies have taken over.
If you use any anonymizing proxies, you are sure to have infinite problems and lockouts at GoDaddy. That never used to happen. I’ve moved all my registrations here to DH and only wish they had .us here, as well.
So, I go to namecheap only to get:
Sign Up Restricted
For security reasons we are using some policies that restricted you from signing up
now on this website. Reasons might include but not limited to
- Using Anonymous Proxy
- Restricted IP Address
- Invalid referral information e.t.c.,
If you using an anonymous proxy server, please access the site directly to signup
without these issues. Also, if you have typed the address directly into your browsers
address bar, please consider clicking on the ‘Login’ link on top and then choosing
’Sign up for a free account link’.
It is also certainly possible for you to sign-up for an account by contacting us. Please
send us an e-mail with your Name and contact information, and we will try to setup
an account for you as soon as possible.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
It’s no inconvenience at all, at least not for me. NO PRIVACY, NO CASH FROM ME, PERIOD. Why do I have to blast my packets to everyone between me and NameCheap just to get a cheap domain name? Any site that punishes customers for protecting their privacy with legit tools like Anonymizer TNS automatically jumps to the very bottom of the list.
To sum up this thread, so far:
Best (maybe): ipower ($6.50), dotster ($14.95)
Worst: GoDaddy, NetworkSolutions
Stupidest: NameCheap (punishes privacy), Register.com ($35.00!!!)