registering a .ca domain

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  1. hammer

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    Richard Simmons

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    I need some sugestions on who to go with. I have several .ca domains and need to host them. I'd like to be able to configure the dns myself, add cnames, sub domains that sort of thing. Networksoultions doesn't do it, 10dollardoamins only allows for .com to do that

    any suggestions?
     
  2. Kaylahaha

    It's all good.

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    godaddy.com ?

    I have no idea what I'm talking about really or if they can do this stuff .. but I hear a lot of people using godaddy. :)
     
  3. Jester

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    I think I'm confused, are you looking for regisitar advise or hosting. For .com/org/net I went with godaddy. For .ca domains I was using registerfly. For hosting I was using 1and1.
     
  4. TheDirtyFresh

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    Register.com? :kekeke:
     
  5. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    domainsatcost.ca is what I use. I've never had any issues with them and I like their user interface.
     
  6. ingress

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    yeah they are good I use netfirms



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  7. hammer

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    Richard Simmons

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    I don't need hosting, I just need to be able to add cnames, change DNS, control MX records. Domains@cost doesn't let you control mx,or cnames, I've got some domains with them as well

    I'm going to try netfirms, a friend suggested them too.

    Thanks for input
     
  8. infatuous

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  9. infatuous

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    PS - fuck godaddy. Can't stand those spammy, slimy bastards.
     
  10. infatuous

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    Get a host with a control panel that allow you to control your dns entries.
     
  11. ingress

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    I can with netfirms
     
  12. Jenn

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    I use Netfirms. No complaints!
     
  13. infatuous

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    :pfft: $20/year? Yeah, they aren't overselling or anything. For all that with 500 email accounts I'd be charging $7500/month. Not saying it's a scam, but they are over selling.

    On a real enterprise account, you'd have to actually answer calls from 500 email users and spend an hour on the phone with them walking them through setting up outlook, checking their webmail and all that bullshit. The labour on that alone can go into the thousands per month.

    Corporate enterprise accounts, unless they have a dedicated IT department are a serious pain in the ass. Because of this, I charge per email account. But, that means dedicated phone support for each and every user on their server.

    Anyway, it's nice that they offer 500 email accounts, but for $20/year, it's impossible to provide the support to back the sale.
     
  14. ingress

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    Oh i agree Netfirms isn't for someone running a business off of it but it serves me and my playing needs
     
  15. Jenn

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    Anytime I needed support from Netfirms, I got it no problem. :shrug:

    Mind you, not on 500 email accounts.
     
  16. dannyboy

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    www.namebargain.com

    This is a site that my department supports. $25.88 per year for .ca domain registrations and full access to our DNS to modify any zone file information you require. .ca domain names are notoriously finicky, though. I fucking HATE working with them.
     
  17. hammer

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    Richard Simmons

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    Ya, I don't understand why the .ca domains are so annoying. In this case we've just registered the .ca domains just in case. most of our email/websites are on .com, but for a couple we need to be able to edit the advanced dns stuff.mx.add cnames.
     
  18. dannyboy

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    The .ca domain names are annoying because of Cira (the .ca registry). They are very picky when accepting registrations, with legal types, citizenship, etc. and making changes. Any changes made have to be submitted through our affiliate Webnames.ca AND the Cira registry. Changing DNS on a .ca can sometimes take 4-5 tries to get it to actually take. I can't stand dealing with them. Country code domains names FTL.
     
  19. ingress

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    When was the last time you tried registering a .ca?

    other than having a Canadian address there is no issue anymore
     
  20. ingress

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    oh right you work for register
     
  21. hammer

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    yep, the cira adds and unnecessary step to the process . boourns.
     
  22. ingress

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    CIRA used to be a pin in the ass i remember them only allowing me a .ns.ca

    but I have had about 6 .ca's over the last few years and no issue
     
  23. scotiacustom

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    xname.org free dns that will do all you want.
     
  24. Boots

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    I've never had any issues with .ca domains through domainsatcost... I've even transferred domains through them and it was relatively painless.
     
  25. infatuous

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    Werd. They do all the CIRA bullshit in the background.
     
  26. N / A

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    same here
     
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