Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
22884 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1144547 30-Sep-2014 21:29
Send private message

joker97: what is the cheapest and reliable domain registrar?


We have over 200 domains with 1stdomains. I couldn't say a bad thing about them!

Linux Systems Admin
1174 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Integrity Tech Solutions
Subscriber

  #1144688 1-Oct-2014 10:00
Send private message

freitasm:

Metaname. What a bad first experience: you have to load your account but the pricing is excluding GST and excluding PayPal fees. So you charge $28.75 for the domain + GST and still don't have enough for a full year.

Getting out of there as soon as possible.




+1

I'm a client of theirs and I asked them a few times over the past year to fix this.

freitasm:

Yes, sure. But they don't say how much are those fees, so I put a bit more than I thought but it wasn't enough so I only had enough to renew for 11 months, leaving with a balance, which I don't plan to use.

Sure, could have used bank payment. Or they could have a total price including the PayPal fee, and absorb the costs, as many other business do, so you as a customer know exactly how much you have to top-up.


+1

And this as well. Still waiting...




Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand


 
 
 
 


1927 posts

Uber Geek


  #1144722 1-Oct-2014 11:32
Send private message

freitasm: I have about fifteen domains with Orcon and didn't get any notification.



 

I've got dozens of domain names with Orcon / iServe and didn't receive anything either!  Yes, my contact email is up-to-date and I do receive renewal reminders ok from them.

22884 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1144725 1-Oct-2014 11:35
Send private message

I've not once had a positive experience with iServe sadly. 



BDFL - Memuneh
67787 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1144726 1-Oct-2014 11:36
Send private message

Yes, renewal emails flow just fine. But didn't get anything about .nz domains from Orcon.






 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


1927 posts

Uber Geek


  #1144727 1-Oct-2014 11:37
Send private message

It's not as if Orcon / iServe didn't know this change was coming...

/dev/null
9448 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1144797 1-Oct-2014 12:42
Send private message

MichaelNZ:
freitasm:

Metaname. What a bad first experience: you have to load your account but the pricing is excluding GST and excluding PayPal fees. So you charge $28.75 for the domain + GST and still don't have enough for a full year.

Getting out of there as soon as possible.




+1

I'm a client of theirs and I asked them a few times over the past year to fix this.

freitasm:

Yes, sure. But they don't say how much are those fees, so I put a bit more than I thought but it wasn't enough so I only had enough to renew for 11 months, leaving with a balance, which I don't plan to use.

Sure, could have used bank payment. Or they could have a total price including the PayPal fee, and absorb the costs, as many other business do, so you as a customer know exactly how much you have to top-up.


+1

And this as well. Still waiting...


Convenience fee:



Since I have quite a few domains with them I just shove $30 per domain in, it covers them for a full year. Quite a bit cheaper than many other providers and enables me to use DNSSEC. I've never had a bad experience and will continue to recommend them. I use them quite often for bringing up a domain for a month to test things so having a positive credit really doesn't matter with me - they're a prepaid service. 




 
 
 
 


16478 posts

Uber Geek


  #1144822 1-Oct-2014 13:51
Send private message

networkn:
joker97: what is the cheapest and reliable domain registrar?


We have over 200 domains with 1stdomains. I couldn't say a bad thing about them!


We used to use them but they didn't have a reseller type platform, so very difficult to manage hundreds of domains. Voyager who now owns 1st domains,  purchased affordable domains which is a reseller platform and did wholesale pricing, but I don't think they offer that anymore to new customers.

adw

175 posts

Master Geek


  #1145767 2-Oct-2014 16:37
Send private message

freitasm:
michaelmurfy: PeterReader needs more information from you.

I just registered mine using Metaname, it took forever due to the DNC under heavy load.

It looks like geekzone.net.nz has rights to geekzone.nz (and just noted that is you)


Metaname. What a bad first experience: you have to load your account but the pricing is excluding GST and excluding PayPal fees. So you charge $28.75 for the domain + GST and still don't have enough for a full year.

Getting out of there as soon as possible.




That's a shame, I used Metaname as Iserve/Orcon were at their usual level of doing nothing (they don't do .kiwis either) and found Metaname to be great - really responsive.  They do state the following under their pricing tab:

 

Payment methods

 

Metaname accounts are maintained as pre-paid accounts from which registrations and renewals are debited.

 

There are three ways to top up your account:

 

  • Credit or Debit card
  • PayPal account ( if you have one)
  • New Zealand bank transfer
Credit and Debit card payments are handled via PayPal although you do not need a PayPal account in order to pay with a card. PayPal levies transaction fees on all payments made via PayPal although such payments are credited to your Metaname account instantly. Credit/Debit cards or PayPal are best for urgent top-ups.

 

NZ bank transfers are free and are typically credited to your Metaname account on the next business day although may take longer especially over weekends and public holidays.

 

So at least you know fees will be levied in advance.  Any problems and I've dropped them an email and had a near instant response - have been waiting months for some responses from Orcon.



BDFL - Memuneh
67787 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1148105 6-Oct-2014 11:17
Send private message

At last received an email from Orcon:


You should have recently received an email from Orcon advising you of the upcoming launch of .nz domain registrations directly at the second level.

With the release of the brand new .nz second level domains, we wanted to quickly follow up and give a bit more information about the domains that you have, so that you can start the process of registering or resolving those if you wish.

The following are your current numbers of registered domains with Orcon in each status.

 

  • Available – 1
  • Conflicted – 0
  • PRR – 1
  • Reserved – 0
  • Resolved – 0
In order to check which specific domain is in each state you can visit www.anyname.nz. Alternatively, we would be happy to provide a list of each of your domains and their current status; if you would like a list, then please contact our business support team on 0800 19 19 19.


No idea which domains they are talking about here. It would be a lot better if they woud list the actual domain names in the email.






 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


1927 posts

Uber Geek


  #1148110 6-Oct-2014 11:24
Send private message

freitasm: At last received an email from Orcon:

No idea which domains they are talking about here. It would be a lot better if they woud list the actual domain names in the email.

Yup I just received this email too and immediately thought of this thread.

In my case I've got:

 

  • Available – 4
  • Conflicted – 5
  • PRR – 43
  • Reserved – 6
  • Resolved – 0
Would have been nice to have had a list in the email rather than contacting them for it.


1217 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1148214 6-Oct-2014 14:02
Send private message

MurrayM:Would have been nice to have had a list in the email rather than contacting them for it.


I'll pass that feedback onto the team that issued that comms.




Regards FireEngine


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.