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baillieul wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 4:22 pm
domain newbe here.. Can I purchase a 99 cent domain and just set it to redirect somewhere else? Are there any extra costs to do this?
Domain name forwarding is free and easy to set up on most registrars.
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kevintaylor2 wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2017 10:59 am
Generally, ".com" domains are more popular and easier to remember than ".ca".
wow, that's good to know... but too bad that all the good & short names (which are key in the cell phone age) were already taken by 2008, and unless you are independently wealthy, you could never afford to buy them.
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Once again, a Public Service Announcement:

WATCH OUT WHEN SIGNING UP WITH REBEL!!

they do not allow you to let a domain expire and auto-renew you automatically 2 months before it expires. 99-cents sounds good, but if you just buy a pile of stuff cuz it's cheap, you will end up owing them a pile of cash in 10 months, with no way to get out of it other than to delete your payment info and ignore their "you owe us $XXXXX' emails.

you can also cancel the domain 9 months in or transfer it out to another registrar, but this "Domain for Life" scam they're currently running is very troubling and makes them a "stay far away from" vendor. the major issue for me is if I want to keep 3 domains and let 5 expire, there is absolutely no way to do this with Rebel other than manually cancelling the 5 URLs within 9 months, thereby losing 3 months of usage.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 5:15 pm
wow, that's good to know... but too bad that all the good & short names (which are key in the cell phone age) were already taken by 2008, and unless you are independently wealthy, you could never afford to buy them.
I am thinking more in terms of a ".com" domain with something such as "myuniquecompanyname@.com" or using the domain for "myemail@firstname.lastname.com".
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Other than the obvious headaches, are there any further downsides to rebel's tactics? In particular, If I remove my payment information (and thus they can't auto charge my card), could their be credit score implications?
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kevintaylor2 wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 5:45 pm
I am thinking more in terms of a ".com" domain with something such as "myuniquecompanyname@.com" or using the domain for "myemail@firstname.lastname.com"
sure, if it's non-business, personal or vanity site with an extremely long and useless name, then sure, but all the good stuff for a real branded company in 2017 (5 letters or less, the lower the better, no numbers or hyphens) has been gone for a long time.
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nbcoolums wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 5:45 pm
Other than the obvious headaches, are there any further downsides to rebel's tactics? In particular, If I remove my payment information (and thus they can't auto charge my card), could their be credit score implications?
doubtful, but like I posted, let's say you buy 4 domains and then choose 1 to use for your project, it is impossible to keep that 1 on your account and let the other 3 expire.

it is far, far, far better to just pay a bit more and have total freedom.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 5:19 pm
Once again, a Public Service Announcement:

WATCH OUT WHEN SIGNING UP WITH REBEL!!

they do not allow you to let a domain expire and auto-renew you automatically 2 months before it expires. 99-cents sounds good, but if you just buy a pile of stuff cuz it's cheap, you will end up owing them a pile of cash in 10 months, with no way to get out of it other than to delete your payment info and ignore their "you owe us $XXXXX' emails.

you can also cancel the domain 9 months in or transfer it out to another registrar, but this "Domain for Life" scam they're currently running is very troubling and makes them a "stay far away from" vendor. the major issue for me is if I want to keep 3 domains and let 5 expire, there is absolutely no way to do this with Rebel other than manually cancelling the 5 URLs within 9 months, thereby losing 3 months of usage.
I am currently in this situation; fortunately I previously cancelled the credit card that I signed up with, and rebel has not been able to auto-charge me. Could I switch my domain registrar from rebel to CIRA and get the $0.99 rate?
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mwahahaa wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 7:40 pm
I am currently in this situation; fortunately I previously cancelled the credit card that I signed up with, and rebel has not been able to auto-charge me. Could I switch my domain registrar from rebel to CIRA and get the $0.99 rate?
nope, that rate is for new registrations only, although there may be sales on transfers with other registrars.
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You misunderstood. I was never referring to a "real branded company". Longer domain names can still be useful for business when the match the company - they are still easy for customers, prospects, vendors etc. to remember. I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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kevintaylor2 wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 8:43 pm
You misunderstood. I was never referring to a "real branded company". Longer domain names can still be useful for business when the match the company - they are still easy for customers, prospects, vendors etc. to remember. I suppose we'll just have to agree to disagree. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
that's from the old "beer.com" days, and in 2017, short is in, not only for ease of use and branding, but to make life easier in other ways like email addresses, facebook/twitter branding, etc..

example:

2017:
fbc.com
joe@fbc.com

2006:
frobisherbrothersconsolidations.com
joe@frobisherbrothersconsolidations.com
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Sadly, the three registrars participating aren't the greatest to choose from.
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blindemboss wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 10:19 pm
Sadly, the three registrars participating aren't the greatest to choose from.
that's the understatement of the year, and it's also amusing that Rebel won't accept Paypal for the 99-cent payment (easy to disable) even if it's linked to your account - it's gotta be a Credit Card so you have that linked for life. :facepalm:
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JackWhyte wrote:
Mar 28th, 2017 1:19 pm
that's the understatement of the year, and it's also amusing that Rebel won't accept Paypal for the 99-cent payment (easy to disable) even if it's linked to your account - it's gotta be a Credit Card so you have that linked for life. :facepalm:
Hmm...i have a bunch of domains with Rebel expiring in July.
Not sure how it was paid...hopefully it was PayPal.
Are you saying they will still charge me even once I transfer to another registrar?
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I just registered my site on register.ca for 6 cents. Is this stuff legit?

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Register.ca Inc. Invoice # ######
5863 Leslie St. Suite 307
Toronto, ON M2H 1J8 Canada
GST/HST#:#########


Product Details Price Setup Total
Domain Registration xyzsablog.ca, 1
years 0.05 - 0.05
Paid by: Credit Card
Credit card number: ************xyza

Subtotal: $0.05
Discount: -
GST/HST: $0.01
Grand Total: $0.06
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