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#1 2020-06-01 10:42:41

gaekwad
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UK-based domain registrars

It’s looking likely the transition period for the UK leaving the EU will be done at the end of 2020.

I have all my work domains managed at Gandi, a French domain registrar. I am happy enough with their service, but it’s time for me to switch over to a UK-based domain registrar that has a UK VAT (sales tax) number. I’m long past the days of managing domains across multiple registrars, so the fewer, the better.

Question: if you use a UK-based domain registrar, who do you use? Would you recommend them? Anything else you’d say about them?

Thanks in advance for any input!

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#2 2020-06-01 13:25:19

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

Hi pete, I wish I could help but I have no idea about UK registrars. I’m just replying to bump the thread:)


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#3 2020-06-01 16:34:14

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

gaekwad wrote #323458:


Question: if you use a UK-based domain registrar, who do you use? Would you recommend them? Anything else you’d say about them?

Thanks in advance for any input!

would this list be of any help? Nutty and GoGoGo struck me as something I would checkout further .


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#4 2020-06-01 16:46:05

gaekwad
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Re: UK-based domain registrars

colak wrote #323461:

Hi pete, I wish I could help but I have no idea about UK registrars. I’m just replying to bump the thread:)

Thanks for being my street team, Yiannis!

bici wrote #323464:

would this list be of any help? Nutty and GoGoGo struck me as something I would checkout further .

Thanks, bici – I have seen that list, but it’s just too overwhelming to be useful, unfortunately. I’m more interested in user feedback than a Yellow Pages kind of thing, to be honest.

I have found Porkbun in my r&d today, who a) seem to tick most of my domain boxes; b) are cheap; c) don’t charge me sales tax; and d) have fun pig branding.

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#5 2020-06-01 17:03:30

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

gaekwad wrote #323465:

Thanks for being my street team, Yiannis!

I have found Porkbun in my r&d today, who a) seem to tick most of my domain boxes; b) are cheap; c) don’t charge me sales tax; and d) have fun pig branding.

Dont poke around any further— you have found a great stuck pig.


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#6 2020-06-01 17:05:28

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

bici wrote #323466:

Dont poke around any further— you have found a great stuck pig.

I reg’d a burner domain today to see what the process is like, very straightforward. Liking Porkbun.

I also checked out the GOGOGO tag registrar you mentioned, their website is a wonderful time warp: www.beepdomains.co.uk/

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#7 2020-06-01 18:58:31

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

gaekwad wrote #323467:

I reg’d a burner domain today to see what the process is like, very straightforward. Liking Porkbun.

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I also checked out the GOGOGO tag registrar you mentioned, their website is a wonderful time warp: www.beepdomains.co.uk/

Very cool… BeBop cool …


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#8 2020-06-07 19:54:11

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

gaekwad wrote #323467:

I reg’d a burner domain today to see what the process is like, very straightforward. Liking Porkbun.

Not liking Porkbun so much today. The burner ($0.99 domain with one of the new raft of obnoxious TLDs) had default Porkbun name servers set at creation, I’ve added A, AAAA and CAA records…and after 5+ days the DNS changes haven’t propagated around the world. Most regional name servers checked using www.whatsmydns.net/ are just showing red crosses.

Sigh. So I’m looking for another registrar, and I’ll be moving the few .com domains I’d started drip feeding into Porkbun out again. I can’t be messing around with 5+ day DNS propagation. Sigh. Annoyingly, I’d transferred a vanity .com in that I wanted to start blogging with…and I hope I’m not tied to a 60-day transfer cooling off period with Porkbun. Sigh.

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#9 2020-06-07 20:13:46

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

D’oh. 5 days is ludicrous. Are registrars not under some kind of obligation to initiate propagation as fast they can?


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#10 2020-06-08 10:58:47

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Re: UK-based domain registrars

Also – ALSO – today I found out Gandi only charge VAT on orders of EU origin, so if when January 1st 2021 rolls round and the UK has completed the Brexit transition period, I won’t be charged VAT on my orders…so I don’t actually need to find a new registrar after all.

But I do have to wait another 55 days to transfer the domains back from Porkbun to Gandi. Hooray for colossal wastes of time!

On the plus side, Porkbun has a nice selection of burner TLDs to play with, so there’s maybe scope for future stuff…if the bloody DNS actually works.

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