What is the general consensus on using Dreamhost for domain registration (assuming you are hosting with them)?
I've been teaching a simple lecture a couple times a year at a crafts/trade school I attended. It's a bit of the blind leading the blind, but I think it helps some people. Anyway, I've always recommended that they register their domains with someone else, like GoDaddy.
This was mostly because that seemed like the general recommendation from the web-public. The reasoning being that if the host went under, or they were less than reputable then you could have problems reclaiming your domain...at least that's what I told people.
So, I've hosted with DH for a year and a half now and feel pretty comfortable with them. I like their attitude and have no problem recommending them for hosting services. I would just as soon take advantage of the free domain or give them the $10 a year for extra domain registration than give it to GoDaddy...and their private registration is free, so it's actually cheaper than GoDaddy too (about $18-$19 with private registration now I think).
Am I fretting over nothing here so I should just go ahead and recommend domain registration with DH or should I stick with keeping the two separate?
What happens if Dallas, Josh and company are all at one of their parties and a meteor wipes them all out (okay, I guess there are more likely scenarios that could lead to similar problems, but this one has more flair)....is there some way to reclaim your domain through ICANN or whoever the organization is that oversees domain registration if DH just drops off the map for some reason, or are you really kinda screwed?
If GoDaddy keeps spending millions on Superbowl commercials, they could go under some day too...so is it really any safer with them?