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RegisterFly Update 29 May 2007: GoDaddy Takes Over Names From RegisterFly

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RegisterFly Update 29 May 2007: GoDaddy Takes Over Names From RegisterFly

GoDaddy.comŽ has announced that it will take over the entire portfolio of more than 850,000 generic top-level domain (gTLD) names held by RegisterFly.ICANN's understands that GoDaddy.com and the gTLD registries holding RegisterFly names have worked out the mechanics for restoring, renewing, and redeeming names intending that no names will be inadvertently dropped. According to the terms of the transfer agreement, RegisterFly domain names and the data underlying the available proxy service will also be transferred. People with domain names registered with RegisterFly can contact GoDaddy.com at 480-366-3500 with any questions about the transfer. GoDaddy.com also has a question and answer sheet available at http://www.godaddy.com/welcomeregisterfly

The GoDaddy.com agreement is a direct and automatic transfer to a competent and experienced customer service oriented organization. This is a commercial arrangement. The bulk transfer process that ICANN was administering has been discontinued.

Within the next few days, you should be receiving an email from GoDaddy regarding how to log in to your account, as well as manage your domains. In the meantime, please feel free to check at GoDaddy.com for any developments.

ICANN understands the frustration the RegisterFly situation has caused and appreciates registrants' patience.
I found this after hearing a few members of this site use registerfly.

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ICANN Welcomes GoDaddy.com Takeover of RegisterFly Data

Direct, automatic transfer of domain names imminent under business deal

29 May 2007
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: ICANN has welcomed today's GoDaddy.comŽ announcement that it will take over the entire portfolio of more than 850,000 generic top-level domain (gTLD) names held by RegisterFly.

"The RegisterFly situation has been extremely difficult – first and foremost for registrants, as well as for the entire registry and registrar community," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.

ICANN's understanding is that GoDaddy.com and the gTLD registries holding RegisterFly names have worked out the mechanics for restoring, renewing, and redeeming names intending that no names will be inadvertently dropped. According to the terms of the transfer agreement, RegisterFly domain names and the data underlying the available proxy service will also be transferred. People with domain names registered with RegisterFly can contact GoDaddy.com at 480-366-3500 with any questions about the transfer. GoDaddy.com also has a question and answer sheet available at http://www.godaddy.com/welcomeregisterfly

"ICANN had been actively seeking participants to act as a transfer provider to bulk transfer RegisterFly records to another accredited registrar," Dr Twomey said. "We have ended that process because the GoDaddy.com agreement is a better solution for RegisterFly customers since it's a direct and automatic transfer to a competent and experienced customer service oriented organization."

Afilias and VeriSign, the two registries with the most RegisterFly names, have forgone considerable fees for transfers. The gTLD registries GNR, NeuStar and PIR also acted to prevent deletion of names. As well, Tucows took uncompensated effort to provide data and pursue a solution that would protect registrants. In each step of this situation, ICANN and these organizations worked to serve and protect the interests of registrants.

"I want to commend the organizations that have come to the table to ensure people's domain names were protected to the extent possible," Dr Twomey added. "Especially, I also want to thank the registrars that came forward to express an interest in acting as the transfer program ICANN was developing, but which now will not be required. The work contributed by their participation will lead to the creation of a standard process that will better protect registrants."

"After the passionate comments in response to my blog posting about this ordeal, we decided to step up," said Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of GoDaddy.com. "It's what many RegisterFly customers asked us to do."

About ICANN:

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan@icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson@edelman.com

Debbie Freeman
Public Relations Specialist, Go Daddy.com
Ph.: 480-505-8800 x4451
E: press@GoDaddy.com
ICANN | ICANN Welcomes GoDaddy.com Takeover of RegisterFly Data

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Wow.

That's actually dissapointing. I much prefer RegistryFly's approach to marketing and customer relations. As I've said earlier, GoDaddy feels to me childish and immature; plaguing customers with ads and running a marketing scheme that has nothing at all to do with domain names (they have women in swimsuits dancing in front of nerdy guys).

Ah, well. Like I said - I barley log in to either site so it isn't a big concern. Funny coincidence that it happened right now, though.

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yes well I found out when I was going to register with them as it would have saved me money over godaddy but I would be back with godaddy with them.
I went with namecheap.com instead. They have no spam and good prices.

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I use Dotster because I find their website very professional and powerful.


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I use Dotster because I find their website very professional and powerful.

I know some who use them but they are kind of high. I could get them cheaper though my host.  
I will stick with name cheap.

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Registerfly are thieves.

www.precorp.fr

Last one to leave the country, please turn off the lights.
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moimaim said

Registerfly are thieves.

Thats what I been hearing and I think that was why godaddy did what they did.

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I used to go with IPOWER, however Yahoo used to sell domains for like $2/year. I haven't purchased a domain since they raised their prices (I believe they're around $10/year now). Seeing as IPOWER is cheaper and trustworthy, they'll be my next approach when purchasing a domain.

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I recently switched all mine to name cheap, it took a little while but they are only 7.98 for a year.

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