Like a lot of people, I’ve been getting fed up with GoDaddy’s sexist marketing and their relentless upselling.
Seriously, I get that you need to ask for the sale, but there’s a difference between offering and preloading alternatives so every visit to a GoDaddy page means having to triple-check to make sure you don’t end up buying a freaking yacht.
And of course, I don’t want to support a company that treats me like a knuckledragger while it picks my pocket.
It took a while, since apparently the rules for switching name hosts were written back in the days when zeppelins ruled the skies. Can’t transfer a domain within 60 (yes! 60!) days of renewing it, and domains can’t be transferred if they’re within seven days of renewal.
The transfer itself takes about a week. Yes, about a week. Silly me, I thought there were, oh, what are they called? oh yes, computers involved in this process, but apparently not.
So patience is key. Patience and writing down all your current DNS settings at the current registrar so you can recreate them.
Oh, and NameCheap? Their website sure won’t win any design awards, but it’s functional and doesn’t try to sell you a yacht while it distracts you with boobs, so it’s all good.
Posted Thursday, 13 May, 2010 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.