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Topic # 65255 1-Aug-2010 01:24
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So i was trying to transfer my .co.nz domain to goDaddy but discovered their was no option for this on their website. i sent them a quick email and this was the response:

"Unfortunately we don't currently accept transfer from all top level domain names (TLD).  These transfer capabilities are determine on agreements with the registries for the TLD. unfortunately there is no date that I can give you at the moment on when to expect this TLD to be an option to transfer to us."

Why is this?
is this just goDaddy or is this all hosters outside of nz?

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  Reply # 360956 1-Aug-2010 10:44
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Why on earth would you want to do that?  Godaddy charges about $60 US a year for a .co.nz!  NZ registrars are $30 NZ




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  Reply # 360959 1-Aug-2010 10:48
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yes but if you tranfer a domain they guarantee you will pay no more than the orice you payed at the original registrar - i am also changing my hosting to goDaddy so i thought it would be easy to have them all in one place.

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  Reply # 360995 1-Aug-2010 12:47
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jbard: yes but if you tranfer a domain they guarantee you will pay no more than the orice you payed at the original registrar - i am also changing my hosting to goDaddy so i thought it would be easy to have them all in one place.


You've probably just answered your own question as to why transfers aren't available.


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  Reply # 363643 5-Aug-2010 13:49
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Indeed. They make it easy to charge the same as your current registrar - by forcing you to stay with them!

In all seriousness though, they're not going to take you on at the registry price as they'd have no markup whatsoever. Godaddy is not an authorised registrar, so they're going via a reseller, which means there's two companies that need to clip the ticket.




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  Reply # 363985 5-Aug-2010 23:59

Also why would you want your hosting with them. They are probably the biggest 'upseller' of any company I know, and from what I have heard their hosting and service isn't that great. There are better offering by NZ companies around, for both US and NZ based hosting. 

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  Reply # 363995 6-Aug-2010 00:54
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is simple, just skip on the upsells. it is not hard to resist




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  Reply # 364234 6-Aug-2010 13:43
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dman: is simple, just skip on the upsells. it is not hard to resist


You have to admit, they do a bloody good job at upselling.

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  Reply # 364246 6-Aug-2010 14:12
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nate:
dman: is simple, just skip on the upsells. it is not hard to resist


You have to admit, they do a bloody good job at upselling.



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  Reply # 364276 6-Aug-2010 14:53
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You should avoid godaddy.. see http://nodaddy.com/

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  Reply # 364504 6-Aug-2010 23:38
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nate:
dman: is simple, just skip on the upsells. it is not hard to resist


You have to admit, they do a bloody good job at upselling.
sure I agree the show you a huge range of options (that I bet all have big profit margins on them when I look at them) but I find it easy to ignore, as I know what I want, cheap hosting so I get that and do it. simple




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