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  Reply # 1497975 23-Feb-2016 17:26
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Weren't they sold last year, and are now owned by the same company that runs Domains for less? There is a lot of consolidation in this market at the moment.

 

They have been bought and sold twice in recent years that I know of, and the service levels have remained high in my experience.  The D4L platform is awful in my opinion (IIRC) where the FreeParking platform has never given us trouble and I find it easy to navigate.





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  Reply # 1497978 23-Feb-2016 17:30
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 Does metaname do DNSSEC if your DNS is hosted elsewhere e.g. cloudflare or do you need to use metaname DNS?


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  Reply # 1497981 23-Feb-2016 17:34
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I use 1st Domains for all mine, great support when I've needed it.


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  Reply # 1497991 23-Feb-2016 18:02
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I've been using iwantmyname for some time now and find them very good.





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  Reply # 1498120 23-Feb-2016 21:07
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JamesL:

 

 Does metaname do DNSSEC if your DNS is hosted elsewhere e.g. cloudflare or do you need to use metaname DNS?

 

 

Hosted elsewhere, not sure if Metaname do DNSSec for when they manage your DNS.

 

Generally DNSSEC support in relation to registrars means the ability to put in your own DS records (just like you would for Glue) as they need to be incorporated into the SRS/.nz root.


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  Reply # 1498122 23-Feb-2016 21:11
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I am using Cloudflare and Metaname, with DNSSEC.

 

Actually Metaname (and NZRS) did not support the algo used by Cloudflare - I put them in contact and after a day or so they came back and asked me to try - worked on the first try.





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  Reply # 1498533 24-Feb-2016 14:35
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I've been looking at moving away from D4L, so thanks for the suggestions.

 

 


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  Reply # 1498702 24-Feb-2016 18:14
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+1 for metaname, it's not the cheapest nz registrar but has great support and probably the best ui/control panel around.




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  Reply # 1500529 27-Feb-2016 21:33
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Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions. It's been great having so many chip in.

 

I have a domain expiring in the next few weeks. With the rather overwhelming good reviews here, I'm going to try Metaname.


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  Reply # 1500580 28-Feb-2016 08:49
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Does Metaname support simple email forwarding? Can't see this mentioned on their Home or Pricing pages. I'm currently with d4l, but like others, I'm looking to switch. I've got about a dozen email addresses on my current domain that get forwarded to various other email addresses



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  Reply # 1500582 28-Feb-2016 08:57
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One thing I'd like to point out about Metaname that is different to a lot of other registrars is that they perform a renewal when you transfer a domain to them.

 

I transferred a domain last night and it went smoothly. .com domains are a bit more complex to transfer than .nz so it all took about 3 hours. I will gradually transfer more domains as they come close to renewal, as bulk shifting everything now would be an expensive endeavour.


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  Reply # 1500633 28-Feb-2016 11:16
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GregV: Does Metaname support simple email forwarding? Can't see this mentioned on their Home or Pricing pages. I'm currently with d4l, but like others, I'm looking to switch. I've got about a dozen email addresses on my current domain that get forwarded to various other email addresses

 

No they don't however just get Zoho Mail (https://www.zoho.com/mail/) and do it through that. Far more reliable and free.





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  Reply # 1500682 28-Feb-2016 12:14
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One thing I'd like to point out about Metaname that is different to a lot of other registrars is that they perform a renewal when you transfer a domain to them.

 

I transferred a domain last night and it went smoothly. .com domains are a bit more complex to transfer than .nz so it all took about 3 hours. I will gradually transfer more domains as they come close to renewal, as bulk shifting everything now would be an expensive endeavour.

 

 

For .com that is standard, for .nz I think it's required if there are less than X days left.


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  Reply # 1500691 28-Feb-2016 12:19
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Thanks @nigelj and @freitasm

 

Might transfer my domains back from discount domains (who don't support DNSSEC), I had tried previously with DNSSEC and metaname but couldn't figure it out at the time

 

 

 

Edit: Ah, didn't see the option under the account settings that you had to check to expose the DNSSEC settings!


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  Reply # 1500762 28-Feb-2016 14:39
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Hmmm, how long does it usually take to receive the UDAI from d4l vie email?

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