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  Reply # 331950 19-May-2010 18:21

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gab007: Hello maknz,

With all due respect, I am not here to provide education for you, however I will take the time and explain:

 - In the post above, I was reffering to CUSTOM NAME SERVERS, not NAME SEVER MODIFICATIONS (as in pointing the name servers to your hosting provider), - which are 2 different things (damn, I thought this is a forum for geeks, not for amateurs!).

Also, for Rganor (the post above with screenshot): I don't know what plan you have with d4l, but when I was with them, I ceirtainly did not have that screen - all I had was a simple panel (and I mean REALLY SIMPLE) - with no choice to provide custom name servers. I wrote to them and their replay was literally: "We do not provide that type of service" (and yes, I've kept the email as I thought it was amazingly rude). And that was all. No "Hi", and no "We are sorry". Just one line for a PAYING customer.

I am not saying your screenshot is fake, no offence, this is my experience with d4l - and saying otherwise it's like pissing in my ear and telling me it's raining. And that was 7 days ago.

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Actually if they ask you to do that, they will set that up for you, at least you can with Web Drive, which uses the same control panel.


 

Whoops, wrote that wrong . Should say...Actually if your ask them, they will set that up for you, at least you can with Web Drive, which uses the same control panel and is all run by the same guys.

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  Reply # 332024 20-May-2010 00:22
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They might have had some crap control panel in the past but I'm pretty sure they've been using the one I posted a screenshot of for more than a few years now.

You can actually use their specific controlpanel site or you can also change name servers to be custom in myaccount on the main site.

So basically it's incorrect to say you can't use custom name servers.

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  Reply # 332028 20-May-2010 04:33
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gab007: I was reading through this topic and I felt like having my say.

@Robbyp: "Is that based on your personal experience with them?"

YES

I am not affiliated with any hosting company or anything, and I know you were reffering to the realhosting dude, but I would like to say that I'm an ex-domains4less customer, and I can confirm that they are not able to provide custom name servers, the dude from realhosting is right.

I've moved ayaway from them because of that reason and I am NOT impressed with the limited settings they provide for customers. I am now with DiscountDomains and never looked back (as in domain registrar services).

My 2 cents, this is a fact and it's verifiable.

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O RLY?

You only joined up today, and this is your FIRST post.....   this is just my opinion but I smell something fishy in the air

Plus you say you are in Canada on your profile, what is up with that?!




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  Reply # 332112 20-May-2010 09:33
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dman: You only joined up today, and this is your FIRST post.....   this is just my opinion but I smell something fishy in the air


Agreed.  It all seems alittle dodgy, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt

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  Reply # 332265 20-May-2010 12:11

Ragnor: They might have had some crap control panel in the past but I'm pretty sure they've been using the one I posted a screenshot of for more than a few years now.

You can actually use their specific controlpanel site or you can also change name servers to be custom in myaccount on the main site.


So basically it's incorrect to say you can't use custom name servers.


They actually have two control panels, the one on their website, and the one shown in the screenshot. The poster was actually talking about setting up custom nameservers for a domain, which web hosts need when setting up a server, which the control panel doesn't allow you to do. You are describing (and shown in the screenshot) changing the nameservers, which is different. They however will setup these custom nameservers if you ask them. The 'two' people complaining both appear to be web hosts, or could they even be the same people/organisation.

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  Reply # 332670 20-May-2010 22:17
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nate:
dman: You only joined up today, and this is your FIRST post.....   this is just my opinion but I smell something fishy in the air


Agreed.  It all seems alittle dodgy, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt
yes, the benefit of the doubt. That is why I tried to be refrained in my comment :)




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  Reply # 334311 25-May-2010 06:27
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I think it's the same person just using a proxy.. Surprised



You think wrong.

If I choose not to reply to all your "attacks" it's because I'm here to talk "Best Cheap Domain and Hosting" - as the title implies, and say what I have to say. Not to defend myself in front of a bunch of losers (probably customers of NoUpTime).

Anyway, thanks for your "warm" welcoming to these formus.

And by the way, judging people by how many post they have it's not very smart, plus it's rude (if we were face to face would you ask me how many posts I have? I didn't think so).

And for all courious out there - my personal host of choice is byethost.com. If you want to know why, you'll have to ask me nice (and maybe you'll learn something better than "you're from Canada, what's up with that?").


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  Reply # 334318 25-May-2010 08:08
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I think you are going on a tangent there without need.

I have been following this thread to see where it would be going. There's one thing called "astroturfing" (sorry, Wikipedia link). Experience tells us, over and over that most of the times people with no participation in the community that jumps into defending one service or provider are related commercially to that service. They post as if they were customers to gather sympathy.

This has happened before many times, and forums all over. So when people see first time posters, defending a company that everyone else seems to not like for some reason (I am not saying it's my case I have no dealings with them) then flags and alarms are raised.

We don't get many Canadians here. Most of our traffic is NZ, US, AU, UK. So a Canadia flag pushes the meters up.

So don't get those folks wrong, and don't call names - this is strictly against the FUG which you accepted.






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  Reply # 334348 25-May-2010 09:58
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"Riiiighteo."

Riiiighteo what..? I am following Realhosting because I saw them on here and am intrerested in their services. I acually might subscribe with them. Looking around at what's on the NZ webhosting market (plans starting from 40MB...what's up with that?) - at least they offer muuuuch more.


"I have been following this thread to see where it would be going."
I know you were following this thread - like a "judge". Your approach it's wrong and unprofessional (on your both interventions) - and I am not going to take the time to explain you why.
On the other hand, if you don't like what I am saying, feel free to block me. I'm done here anyway.

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  Reply # 334352 25-May-2010 10:05
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  Reply # 334374 25-May-2010 10:44
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Please only post if you are replying to my question, start your own thread for your "cool" online battles.

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  Reply # 334426 25-May-2010 12:01
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getting slightly back on the topic of domains I thought I'd note that today I discovered 1stdomains.co.nz store the text of your password because I forget mine and rather than creating a new one they sent me my old one.... however I haven't had any other problems with them yet, just be mindful when you use a password with them not to let it be one used anywhere else for security






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  Reply # 334430 25-May-2010 12:03
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Why did my own reply on my own thread get removed? Oh because one of the hijackers on MY thread was admin. Good work.

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  Reply # 334444 25-May-2010 12:23

gab007: "Riiiighteo."

Riiiighteo what..? I am following Realhosting because I saw them on here and am intrerested in their services. I acually might subscribe with them. Looking around at what's on the NZ webhosting market (plans starting from 40MB...what's up with that?) - at least they offer muuuuch more.



 

It is not just about diskspace offered. Many hosts 'oversell' and overload their servers, so offer unlimited diskspace, even though there is no such thing as unlimited. Reliability, speed and stability of their servers and network are more important, and knowing the company will be there tomorrow, hence using a company that has a proven track record. You get what you pay for, and deserve what you don't pay for.

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  Reply # 334448 25-May-2010 12:28
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Milet: Why did my own reply on my own thread get removed? Oh because one of the hijackers on MY thread was admin. Good work.


No, it wasn't because of that. One of the moderators did that. I have restored it. You don't need any conspiracy theory here. And I didn't hijack your thread. I only replied to it when things were getting out of hand. Even banned a suspicious poster. You should actually say "thanks for clearing it up" instead.

Back on topic please.




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