GoDaddy had the audacity to ask me to PAY to get access to their referral program with API's for fluid integration that would ultimately bring THEM business.
Sorry, I don't like that kind of greed. I seriously may move all my domains elsewhere.
Can anyone recommend a good registrar with a referral program that isn't quite so greedy? I do not want to pay for the privilege of bringing someone else business.
Thank you for suggestions.
Nutshell - customers who want their own domain name instead of sub domain, I want the process of registering their domain and having it point to my DNS as authoritative to be seamless.
Tell people to go to GoDaddy and register and then enter my DNS there is something that a lot of people just are not going to understand.
That being said, after discussion with GoDaddy on twitter, I was hooked up with GoDaddy support and we seem to have worked out something that is amicable.
Another huge dynadot fan here. A few things that sets them apart are:
1. Easy multi-domain / name server / contact management
2. Domain lock that requires an sms to my phone to unlock a domain
3. Excellent support and they pick up the phone
4. They have held on to rather controversial domains including wikileaks.org, if they can hold that domain I know they won't just switch mine off one day from some anonymous complaint.
As an ICANN Accredited Registrar, you can rest assured that they will have at least the minimum required quantity of lying sacks of crap and greedy douchebags, but they might be over in the web hosting department instead.