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Why did you buy Nominet membership?

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  1. helmuc United Kingdom

    helmuc Active Member

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    Even though this question will make many of you smile - why did you decide to become a member of Nominet?

    cheaper domains? .. are they really cheaper?
    domain catching?
    domain availability checker?
    backlink + credibility?
    other?

    thank you in advance,
    Helmuts
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    cheaper domains (even a few pennies add up when you're renewing thousands of names) + one less layer of customer service (any problems and I can go straight to Nominet, who always seem to have an answer) + own TAG which looks better in Whois
     
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    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    I was trying to run a business and everyone at the time offering .co.uk's gave me pants service so I bit the bullet and joined Nominet so there was only me to blame if anything went wrong. Never looked back.

    Drop catching was a technical challenge waiting to be solved :) and it came along (to me anyway) a few years after joining.
     
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    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Complete control and lower costs initially, then catching shortly after.

    It easily pays for itself even without the catching.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    DAC/EPP for catching, simple as that!
     
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    to use the automaton and buy lots of domains before people knew about overture :p
     
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    karlm Well-Known Member

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    Drop Catching
     
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    While we are not a member (yet), I think the main motive would be being in control.
    Some registrars are buggy and have actually lost domains. Not just 123...

    Example: you pay for a renewal, you get an order confirmation, an invoice, but the renew command was not carried out at the registry for some reason. A buggy script that does not handle errors will not trigger any warning and you don't notice until it's too late.
     
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    thank you guys for taking your time and sharing your thoughts..

    enjoy the evening,
    Helmuts


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