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Post by Finis » 06 May 2020, 01:17

UPDATE: I investigated this with my account at GoDaddy.

I logged in to my account there, found the page showing my domain names, clicked Manage for one of them. There was a link to remove privacy. Clicking it removed the Private Registration. There was also a way to change the behavior of the private registration proxy on the Manage page. That is, if and how they forward contacts through whois to you.

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"GoDaddy's privacy partner, Domains by Proxy®, protects you from hackers, hijackers, and data miners by replacing your name, address and other details in the public WHOIS directory with its business address and phone number. You retain complete control of the domain, including the rights to sell, renew, cancel or transfer it."
https://www.godaddy.com/domains/full-do ... protection

I've seen complaints but they seem to be either with fake top/bottom reviews (5 stars or one star, none between), from competitors, unreliable sites or sources, or otherwise unreliable. Many seem designed to play on emotions or naivety. However, GoDaddy itself doesn't have a top level reputation and PR does seem like good target for scams such as Mikom described so some caution could be worthwhile.

One complaint that could be correct is that once you have private registration it is hard to renew the domain without the PR at GoDaddy. I noted that $28 to renew the domain name for a year must include the PR since just the domain name is not that much. I didn't look for a way to renew only the name so you could check on that if you don't want the PR. (See update above.)

InterServer, our hosting service, offers domain name registration. You could transfer the name there if you prefer not to use GoDaddy. I have the same set up for hosting and domain names with the same companies as U3DA for my sites. In my dealings with InterServer I have found them to be honest as well as able and helpful.
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Post by v3rd3 » 06 May 2020, 04:40

My $25 USD on its way

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Post by Draise » 06 May 2020, 14:01

We are now at $100 USD, nearly ready to do the rounds! Good work team! I'll take a look into the domain renewal later today.

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Post by trueBlue » 06 May 2020, 14:32

Finis wrote:
06 May 2020, 01:17
InterServer, our hosting service, offers domain name registration. You could transfer the name there if you prefer not to use GoDaddy. I have the same set up for hosting and domain names with the same companies as U3DA for my sites. In my dealings with InterServer I have found them to be honest as well as able and helpful.
This seems to be the best idea without knowing the pros and cons.

Looks like InterServer has:
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The price you sign up for is your guaranteed price for Shared Hosting.
Renewal Cost
While our competitors have high renewal rates, InterServer does not!
$1.99 Domain Registration
Register or transfer your domain for $1.99 with the purchase of any web hosting package!

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Post by spacekdet » 07 May 2020, 00:25

Sent contribution, but it said funds would be available June 6, 2020. Not sure why it's going to take a month.

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Post by Draise » 07 May 2020, 16:03

We are now sitting at ~$200 USD. Just a little more then I can also renew the hosting.

I'm really impressed and am heart-warmed by all the love put into this place. I'm glad to be able to see it continue.

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Post by Finis » 07 May 2020, 19:35

Looks like that loan won't be needed. Just ask if you do need it. What about the funds availability date June 6 that Spacekdet mentioned? The domain name must be renewed before then.
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Post by seppgirty » 07 May 2020, 22:42

When we pay, do we pay as goods and service? or do i uncheck that option and pay the $1.88 fee?
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Post by Draise » 08 May 2020, 00:38

I think there shouldn't be much issue to pay as goods and services. It is for a service after all. Go without the fee.

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Post by seppgirty » 08 May 2020, 22:30

thanks Draise.
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