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    Domain Help. Godaddy, Network Solution or Register

    Hello guys, Its me after a long time!
    Now as I'm done with my website, I started a good domain search. So three came to my mind coz of promo offers, which are good.
    1. Godaddy
    2. Network Solutions
    3. Register.com
    So the thing of my concern is...
    Last year, in Jan 13, i purchased a .org domain for another website. It was purchased with a coupon code. So it was pretty cheap. So this month, i forgot to renew it and Then the website went down And Godaddy parked the domain at there servers. But after a week i got a email saying that if it isn't renewed within a certain date, i would be fined with certain amount. That amount was 5times the amount i paid for buying the domain initially. So i tried to remove all payment methods, which did not happen. So i renewed it when i did not wanted to do it.
    So here, my question is whats with the fine? Cant a person just let go with the ownership of domain? Or that fine is only applicable if the domain is renewed and not applicable if it is just parked by Godaddy?

    Question 2:
    I want to buy a .com now. I've got beautiful Promo codes for all three Which I've listed above. I'm bewildered to go with Godaddy or not to go? If yes, I've heard a lot of negative reviews about Godaddy but They all were specifically on hosting. Right now I'm only concerned with domain. I did not get any problem with Godaddy till now.

    If not Godaddy, Then What to chose between Network Solution and Register.com. $1.00 and $0.50 are the prices of .com for 1year respectively.
    Will there be same with these two for renewals?

    These many questions for now. I know They are confusing. But Its seriously wondering me what to do and has left me clueless.
    /sharkhead
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    GoDaddy was correct.

    If your domain name expires, you are given a grace period to renew it without any fines or extra fees. Your renewal is simply the same registration cost. You could renew again with GoDaddy, or transfer to a new domain host.

    GoDaddy can disable your domain until you renew. That's legal. Your website didn't actually go away ... your domain name didn't work, but you should be able to access your website using the GoDaddy's URL instead of the domain name. If you buy a webhost account without a domain name, they give you a URL to use for viewing your website.

    The rules are all specified by ICAAN. http://www.icann.org/

    GoDaddy allowed you to renew without a fine before a certain date. If you didn't renew after that grace period (required by ICAAN), they can charge you a fine to renew. Otherwise, your domain name expires and GoDaddy can keep it parked if they buy it themselves.

    HERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW .... AND MAKE SURE THIS ISN'T THE REASON YOU GOT AN EMAIL ...
    You might get emails about renewing or paying a fine, but the emails might not be from GoDaddy! Someone in a "foreign country" knows you use GoDaddy and they send emails threatening you to renew. But if the email has a direct link in it, beware! Only renew or log-in directly on the webhost control panel ... not through any email links.

    Technically, if your domain name expires (actually expires after the grace period), it goes back into "public" domain available. If you caught that at the right time, you could purchase it again with any domain host. The problem is, domain hosts have software that automatically snipe the domain names within seconds of it expiring. GoDaddy just buys it and parks it. That's not fair to the rest of us, but it's legal as far as I know.

    There's a domain name I want that is parked by a domain host. They want thousands of dollars for it, that I can't afford. So it sits there, unused, parked for eternity. If that domain host decides to not renew it themselves, it will eventually be available to buy for anyone to use.

    Tucows.com is the evil domain host that hoards domains and holds them for hostage.

    It's a cruel world out there.


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    Totally agree with you. Its a cruel world out there. I've three domains like that on which I've got my eye. They are parked.
    Btw, you did not get my question.
    I'm Okay with Godaddy parking the domain. But this time, i did not want to renew it.
    So what happens if i Dont renew even in the grace period? Actually the domain name was purchased for a friends website Which wasn't live always. It used be down most of the time. So that domain name was pretty useless. So i had decided not to renew it.
    So my question is, if I dont renew the domain, even in the grace period, will Godaddy charge me with the fine or just park it and I'll lose the ownership?
    Because this time, i did not wanted to renew it but i had to do it to Prevent the fine.
    Getting me?
    If I ever Dont want to renew it ever, is Godaddy applicable to fine me?
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    If you don't want it anymore, you should be able to walk away without paying anything. It's only if you want to reinstate it. Maybe it would be a good idea to email godaddy and tell them that you're letting it expire? That might let you rest easier.

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    Ah! Ohkay! Got your answer.
    Can ya help me with my second question?
    I've to purchase a new .com domain now.
    From these three, which should I chose? Which are flawless in terms of giving service?
    1) GoDaddy
    2) Network Solutions
    3) Register.com

    I just need the domain service and no hosting or email stuff. Just the domain stuff.
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    ??
    Of those three, I've only used Network Solutions. I can say that I've never had any problems. I think with any host (domain or webhost), you'll find experiences both good and bad. It's just part of being on the internet I guess. Nothing is perfect.

    You have a bit of responsibility yourself, to keep the account paid and check up on things once and a while.

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    I've used many through the years and have finally pooled all my domains at name.com. They are just hassle free and it's worth a few bucks more a year to not deal with shady registrars. I have no incentive telling you this, just experience with registering over 10,000 domains over the years.
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    I also use name and it's good.
    Sometimes I take the domain via Godaddy with 0.99$ and than, after an year, I move them to name.
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