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How to Tell if A Domain Name Company is OK ?

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  1. rankbeginner

    rankbeginner Thread Starter

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    Hello, and thanks in advance,

    There's a domain name I want to buy; and a broker for the name is a company called name.net

    http://www.name.net

    I can't find out any information about this company. Is it good, bad, honest? ... I'd like to know some things, before I send some money to them.

    Can anyone suggest a method for finding out more about the company?

    Rank Beginner
     
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    This is a domain name that they are a broker for: the only way to get it is to go through them -- I can't use any other Registrar.

    I'm still cautious ... No company address; no phone number; no "web presence" -- except a link on ICANN website -- how can they be so invisiible?

    Thanks for your response ... RB
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    That is a bit odd, although the ICANN accreditation means they should be legitimate. You can always buy the domain they are brokering and then transfer it to another registrar.
     
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    That's a good point. ... I could transfer it after the purchase.

    But I'm still reluctant to send money to them. ... I think that companies that do business on the web should provide information about themselves, and contact information.
     
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    Becoming an ICANN affiliated registrar needs a lot of money! They must have paid it. So I don't think they must be a run-by-night type of operators.

    However, they have completely balnked out their whois information and their site doesn't inspire any confidence. IMO, its a risk. How important is the domain name to you? It all boils down to this.
     
  7. Assualt

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    personally i woundlnt trust them go to www.godaddy.com the domains are only 2 bucks
     
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    I agree. Go with godaddy
     
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    As the poster said, the domain is brokered by name.net. Can't just go to GoDaddy and register it for the normal fee.
     
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