If I buy a domain from godaddy how do I set it


#1

so that it uses my dreamhost server?

is it possible and will I have to pay more money to make the domain link here?


#2

If you buy the domain with GoDaddy, you will need to log in to their Domains control panel and adjust the DNS record so that it points to the DreamHost nameservers. I strongly advise against using GoDaddy as a domain name registrar though, unless price is your only consideration. Their Wikipedia entry details some of the reasons why they are not a good idea.

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#3

I’ve used GoDaddy for years and they’re great. There is no extra fee for using GoDaddy with DreamHost hosting, but DreamHost includes private registration at no extra charge, and GoDaddy charges extra for private registration if you don’t get a “deal.” GoDaddy hosts and registers far more domains than DreamHost.

DreamHost has similar problem stories, but at Wikipedia they are in the back pages of the history. The GoDaddy page “neutrality” is formally disputed. The DreamHost Wikipedia page is frequently edited by Scjessey.

This is an example of why much information in Wikipedia is unreliable, and how people use it without disclosing their interests.


#4

Do you really think wikipedia would endorse an anonymous change that merely states that “the host in question sucks” as a reasonable edit?

What do you mean by “much”? 10%? 1% 0.1%? 0.01%?

I do agree that wikipedia increasingly suffers from edits by people with “an agenda”. I hope they continue to work things out for the better.

At any rate, my somewhat on-topic question is whether GDddy restricts your ability to transfer your domain? But on second thought, all this talk is off topic and perhaps we should just leave it at “here are the instructions for doing what you want to do”.

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#5

No, but that comes from left field. There are more detailed, specific stories of problems with DreamHost, similar to those at GoDaddy, which were also deleted.

Depends how you measure it, naturally. It’s been studied. I’ll throw out 90% of articles have at least a couple significant “errors.”

I’ve had no restrictions. Like always, you do have to follow the procedure (RTFM).


#6

You mean these? Let me know which one’s are the detailed, specific, objective data that’s worth of being on wikipedia. This stuff isn’t only not encyclopedic, it’s not even newsworthy. If you’d like, I can consult with a friend who is a research librarian to get a ruling on whether these edits are valid submissions to wikipedia.

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#7

Those aren’t all bad, and some actually have little bits remaining in the article.

I was thinking more about “controversies” - the section linked to above, in context of the original off-topic diversion. Hasn’t DreamHost had controversies? Where’s the section? Does their email periodically get blocked or blacklisted? Have they taken down or left up controversial sites - like the Boarding Pass site, the Moslem Lady’s site, or the Red/Nazi/Hate site? Are there anti-DreamHost sites, or controversies and take-downs related to their promo code system? You wouldn’t know it from the article.

Also, have they had more than one power outage and one break in? Seems there have been stories about major DNS fubars… How about similarities or differences in the Porn hosting versus Girl advertising area?

The Scoble link did involve a story about a DreamHost take-down controversy, so yeah, one could ask why all the negative links are gone, but the company spin links remain.


#8

[quote]I’ve used GoDaddy for years and they’re great. There is no extra fee for using GoDaddy with DreamHost hosting, but DreamHost includes private registration at no extra charge, and GoDaddy charges extra for private registration if you don’t get a “deal.” GoDaddy hosts and registers far more domains than DreamHost.

DreamHost has similar problem stories, but at Wikipedia they are in the back pages of the history. The GoDaddy page “neutrality” is formally disputed. The DreamHost Wikipedia page is frequently edited by Scjessey.

This is an example of why much information in Wikipedia is unreliable, and how people use it without disclosing their interests.[/quote]
Welcome, “new user”!

I have domain names registered with GoDaddy as well, the earliest of which was registered in 1999. I’ve moved many of them to DreamHost for convenience, but GoDaddy supports many more top-level domains and so they still handle a number of those for me. My personal experience with GoDaddy is mostly positive, but the difficulties suffered by other registrants has been well documented. As such, I cannot recommend them.

The fact that I have edited the DreamHost article on Wikipedia is utterly irrelevant to whether or not I recommend GoDaddy as a registrar. But as with most internet trolls like you, Bob, any excuse will do, won’t it?

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#9

I personally think that the incident might be a valid occurrence but that the problem is that the particular post wasn’t a valid link for wikipedia - links to non-authoritative sources are a big problem and I think this is something that wikipedia is working on. You’ll notice that most wikipedia editors are taking much bigger pains to cite sources. There are standards of authoritativeness (in some official, must comply with research and/or news reporting standards sense) for the citations that go beyond “just linking to where you read it somewhere on the web” links that you see on most websites. I think we’re all happy to see these efforts on the part of wikipedia.

Personally, I think the opinion pieces on wikipedia like the ones in the gddd* article are questionable - not because they’re not true, but because I’m don’t think they are of an editorial or transient nature and don’t belong in a reference publication like wikipedia.

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#10

But BlackNASA0, you seem to want to make the debate about scjessey and about wikipedia. I want to bring this back to topic - which really is about how to direct hosting for an account registered somewhere else to dreamhost. I think this has been answered so there’s just the issue of whether gdddy is a good long term solution for most people’s domain registration.

Are you endorsing them beyond your good factual statements that they charge for private registration and you haven’t had any problems with your domain registration with them? Have you formed an opinion based on the preponderance of evidence from various sources on their “handling” of domain situations? Regardless of your vendetta against scjessey, would you recommend them over dreamhost - particularly if the person is hosting with dreamhost. Does your answer depend on whether they need domain privacy or not?

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#11

Sorry I almost missed this, but you replied to yourself.

I don’t want to make this anything. The OP was considering registering with GoDaddy.com or DreamHost. Given a wikipedia link to one in the first reply, they may likely compare with the other. The DreamHost article is mostly scrubbed clean, in comparison, and that is relevant. The “debate” is over helping the OP interpret and balance the information they were presented.

I’ve not “endorsed” either. You’ve taken an insulting and inaccurate approach, so I decline to discuss this further unless you approach it differently.