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Topic # 204973 25-Oct-2016 12:34
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Hi, can I get some advice on moving ISPs please!

 

I'm currently with Orcon and looking at moving to Inspire (if there is an ISP you'd recommend instead please let me know. I am a noob as per my name :) so customer service is really important to me. I'm in Wellington).

 

I have my own domain name for my email and another domain name for my website.

 

Should I move everything over to Inspire? Or would it be better to have somewhere like Domains4Less look after my domain name? I don't have fibre yet but am planning to get it (which has pre-empted considering moving ISPs).

 

 

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 1657399 25-Oct-2016 12:35
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Decouple it from your ISP I reckon



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  Reply # 1657404 25-Oct-2016 12:42
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Yeah I was thinking that would be better so making ISP shifting easier in the future. Any recommendations as to where to take the domain names?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1657408 25-Oct-2016 12:44
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Contact inspire directly for their advise - they're awesome. You'll be in good hands.

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  Reply # 1657431 25-Oct-2016 13:23
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noob:

 

Yeah I was thinking that would be better so making ISP shifting easier in the future. Any recommendations as to where to take the domain names?

 

 

I've used a few domain registers and have had good times with 1stDomains and Discount Domains. Each have hosted email plans on offer to go with your domain as well as website hosting. Other companies worth a note IMHO are, RegisterDirect and OpenHost


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  Reply # 1657433 25-Oct-2016 13:26
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+1 for keeping it away from your ISP, unless you want to deal with this again next time you want to change ISP.

 

There are a number around. Personally I always try and stick with the bigger dns hosting providers as they tend to stick around and have their systems streamlined.


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  Reply # 1657434 25-Oct-2016 13:27
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I use domains4less but was with discountdomains for years (domains4less was cheaper).


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  Reply # 1657439 25-Oct-2016 13:34
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The flip side is having someone like inspire looking after it would make it easy if you have no knowledge of what to do. You could still have everything hosted with them even if you should decide to (shock horror) move away from them as an ISP.

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  Reply # 1657503 25-Oct-2016 14:54
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Really it depends what services you want with your domain.  Registrars make almost no money from selling domains, especially the cheap ones, and some will charge for things like phone support. They rely on upselling you other services. So if you want a lot more handholding with your domain and better support quality from NZ based people, you will tend to pay more.


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  Reply # 1657505 25-Oct-2016 14:58
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reven:

 

I use domains4less but was with discountdomains for years (domains4less was cheaper).

 

 

 

 

I think both are now owned by the same company.


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  Reply # 1657557 25-Oct-2016 16:57
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I host my websites on AWS, which is easy enough since I'm qualified in it. Alternately digital ocean would be a good option, using the free or paid plan for the CloudFlare CDN, so NZ users get fast speeds.





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  Reply # 1657613 25-Oct-2016 18:05
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I've had good experience with 1stDomains for a couple of domains.  Haven't had to deal with their support though.


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  Reply # 1657614 25-Oct-2016 18:10
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Sounds like you are looking for web hosting, so you need a host that has a plan that allows multiple domains/ websites. I would never recommend using an ISP for web hosting, I would use a specialist host instead, and I wouldn't go for the bottom priced providers as hosting quality can vary a lot, and the cheaper ones tend to have heaps of websites on the servers. Perhaps if you let us know what your hosting requirements are. I would suggest one that uses cpanel, as that is an easy to use control panel for managing your hosting and email from.




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  Reply # 1657628 25-Oct-2016 18:45
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Thanks... at the moment my site is just a few static pages. In the future it's possible I'll want to host a forum on it, but TBC.

 

PS - I have two domains, one for my website and another for my email address. The website domain is at Domains4less so I'm thinking maybe I should shift my email domain there too and then switch to Inspire?


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  Reply # 1658750 27-Oct-2016 09:32
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+1 for 1stDomains - have used them for years, support is alway good, so are the "domain expiring" warnings as well :)


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  Reply # 1658758 27-Oct-2016 09:43
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For domains , I use 1stDomains as well, had no issues with multiple domains with them. For site/mail hosting, do it myself on a home server.

 

 





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