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    Hi,

    I have a client in UK requiring a UK domain name. Can someone tell me where the best prices can be found for registering UK domains?

    Many thanks,

    Bruce Clarke
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    Does depend on what's wanted..


    Cheapest has to be http://uk2.net/ - but they are redirect crooks, and so only use them to buy & park domains.

    I think register.com are ok, and (if you can afford it) networksolutions.com.

    HTH,

    James Cox

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    I would totally recomend going against them, I have heard loads of horror stories about them. I used to use www.cheapernames.co.uk but they seemt o have stopped whilst they upgrade their servers.

    Here are a list of others but I cannot comment on them as I have never used them myself:

    http://www.ukreg.com (these look pretty good)
    http://www.1st-domain.co.uk/
    http://www.just-the-name.co.uk

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    UK TLDs

    Thanks Nicky... much appreciated info.

    Regards,
    Bruce Clarke
    (Great Barrier Island, New Zealand).

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    try this one

    http://swhois.com/

    You can see if its available and register the names if you want, but they work in $US (even though I am pretty sure they are Canadian)

    I never really used this one, but I use the site a lot to see what names are registered or available.

    Theres probably some other procedure to registering UK names with this place, but they have pretty good information for what I have looked for


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    I use www.easily.co.uk

    I gave mention to this company on a previous thread "where to go". This is what I said....

    "Well, for anybody in the UK wanting to register a domain name, I thoroughly recommend http://www.easily.co.uk

    Both my domain names were bought through Easily. They were quick and hassle free. They provide you with a control panel where you can set your domain to either point to a holding page or redirect to another url (with masking if you want it) and also set up email forwarding (up to 20!). You can change these details as many times as you like. Changes will take up to 24 hours take effect.

    If you want to transfer a domain name to another name server, that can be done through the control panel too, AND IT DOESN'T COST YOU A PENNY! With .co.uk names, you can choose whether the name is transferred completely so that the new server is responsible for the renewel of the domain name or whether Easily remain as the billing contact. All other domain names MUST stay with Easily for billing purposes.

    Oh, and another plus for using Easily is they're among the cheapest (or at least they were when I bought my domains!)"

    I'm not sure if you'll be able to purchase from these outside of the UK, but as they accept the major credit cards, I can't see there being a problem.
    Saz: Naturally Blonde, Naturally Dizzy!
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    I've used Freeparking (http://freeparking.co.uk) for a couple of years now.
    They have been faultless, 10 or 20 (can't remember) free email@your_domain.co.uk and things like DNS manager & URL gripping,At the moment they charge 9.99 for 2 years, you can also pay in US$ via their US site (freeparking.net I think) to avoid any exchange rate fees.
    They've been good for me, check them out
    DCE
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    Now that I think about it I have got a domain name with Easily and they seem fine! I don't actually use the domain but it was easy enough to register. I would stay away from their hosting and other services though. It is a shame about Cheapernames though as they were brilliant.


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