Accredited domain registrars

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  1. marsh

    marsh Kenya Member

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    How easy is it to get good and legitimate registrars? I think at this day and age, it is really important to go with quality. Is it okay to look for the BBB accredited ones?
     
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    I have heard it said that the legit registrars are accredited and they should indicate this accreditation under their term and conditions document. It is good to always look out for people/entities that can scam you.
     
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    Remember to crosscheck with the source of accreditation when possible. It's easy to make up lies, so one can never be too careful. Try making small deals before moving to bigger ones. I suppose the tension is not so high if the registrars are widely known and used. It's understandable if we want to try new ones with new deals.
     
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    I would stay with the well known ones. I've tried a few smaller ones with deals and supply is virtually non existent with some. That was really a headache in some cases. It was not worth the small savings they offered.
     
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    tulip Kenya Member

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    I agree with you plus I'd like to add that cheap is always expensive, whichever way you want to look at it. It never hurts to look out for a good reputation and go for quality.
     
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    An acquaintance registered his domain with a relatively unknown registrar for a cheap price. Problems happened and he couldn't access the domain for more than a week when he wanted to transfer it somewhere else. Looks like it's going to be solved soon, though. But I agree, reputation and quality are often more important than cheap prices.
     
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    Being unknown is not an issue as I use several "medium" size registrars that I am sure no one here has ever heard of. They all offer the same services as the larger registrars.and their prices are about the same. They have reliable hardware and offer good tech support. The ones to stay away from are the ones offering cheaper prices. They are can offer these cheaper prices because the do not pay for the employees needed to run tech support and for the better hardware to be more reliable. Those are the ones to definitely stay away from IMO
     
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