ObsessiveMathsFreak wrote:The first option is to "transfer the registrar" to 1and1. This presumably means that 1and1 are responsible of handling our DNS request(renewal?). They seem charge ~$6 per domain name per year, but nothing is mentioned about the initial cost of purchasing the domain? Is this cost usually included in the yearly rate Ornette?
Not that I know of. I pay a fixed rate everytime a domain is up for renewal.
Mercifully, they also have a second option to point the DNS to the 1and1 nameservers and keep the current registrar. Presumably this means we can use Ornette's servers (are you a registrar?) to point to 1and1, who will then point to the hosted site. 1and1 don't seem to be charging for this service. Is this standard practice, or can we expect to pay for this in some way?
I am not a registrar. Godaddy, Network Solutions, are registrars. You go to them to buy a domain and in the process, you list at least 2 DNS servers that will be hosting DNS for that domain. You can use my DNS servers, but it looks like it'll be easier to just use 1and1. You can always change DNS servers at the registrar. Godaddy is easy to use, Network Solutions is a pain in the ass.
I have absolutely no problem buying the domains and keeping them under my company's Godaddy account, I can list whoever (Reichu) as the administrative or technical contact, the former will be contacted for adminstrative reasons (hi, will you sell me your domain?) and the latter for technical reasons (hi, I got spam from your domain). The only drawback to this concerning the FGP collective is that technically Comet Way (my company) would own the domain, but I have no qualms about transfering ownership to someone else or a collective FGP godaddy account or an account at some other registrar.