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Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by thomashodgson, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. thomashodgson

    thomashodgson Senior Member

    Who do you use to register your domains? I've come accross and they seem pretty cheap but I'm not really sure what the 'pitfalls' are when buying domain names?

    Can anyone help?
  2. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I've registered a few domains through 123reg and I haven't had any issues. I don't really know anything about pitfalls though, but I just went with them cause it was the cheapest I could find at the time.
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi Tom,

    I've always reg'd my UK domains with 123-Reg and despite hearing others complaint of their support I've always found them really good.

    The main things to be concerned about are their help/support times for if/when you need it, then other things to look for are how easy their control panel is to use, 123-Reg is very simple compared with GoDaddy for example. Other than that it's down to price I guess, everyone has different experiences with the big domain registrars so I think you can probably find positive/negative reviews of each one. Whilst I reg my domains with 123-Reg I'd never host with them.

    Hope that helps in someway, Greg.
  4. Visualise Graphics

    Visualise Graphics Junior Member

    Hi, I've bought all my domains through 123 and had no problems at all.
  5. billmarshall

    billmarshall Junior Member

    I've used them for most of my domains and haven't had any problems. Their control panel is better than anything else I've seen. (Just avoid that "submit to search engines" option like the plague). A friend had noticed some slight difficulties with their DNS servers not being as reliable as they used to be but I haven't hit anything myself.

    I wouldn't host with them, but then I don't believe in hosting and registering with the same company anyway.
  6. slightlymore

    slightlymore Junior Member

    I usually buy the domains with 123-reg then transfer them across to our servers. Never had a problem with the, I would highly recommend them.
  7. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Yeah I agree with Greg about the customer service.

    I use Reg-123 for my domain names and I found thier customer service extremely excellent and I left feeling like they really know their stuff. If only I felt like that when I phone up other places lol.

    Did take 30 mins to get through, but hay the quailty of the info was more than worth the wait.

    I would say that the only real "pitfall", as Billmarshall says, is
    when buying a domain name, if you do not host the site your self, make sure you get the hosting from some where else.

  8. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    I've found their new online support site with the ask a question section is the best way to get support from 123-Reg as you can send in your support request and get on with other things, and await the e-mail response, I haven't had any issues where it's needed any more than one reply from them, so all good in that way. As Bill and Jaz say best off getting hosting separate to domain names,
  9. Mat

    Mat Junior Member

    123-reg are great for domain registrations. It's simple to set-up with them, and they're a solid company with a reputation to uphold.

    Using a company like 123-reg to register your domains is a good idea because it gives you control over your domains. That is, you don't have to go through your existing host if you need to switch hosting provders.
  10. tim

    tim Senior Member

    domains, but not hosting! EUUUGHHH!
  11. TomSinclair

    TomSinclair Junior Member

    Ive got domains with 123-reg and

    Both have been excellent, the latter even more so as they are cheaper!

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