17 Sep '14, 3pm

Hey domain registrars, get your sh*t together!

Hey domain registrars, get your sh*t together!

Pre-ordering new TLDs is (still) a complete mess. This morning I tried to give my money to a handful of domain name registrars. I tried really hard. Some of them refused to take it unless I jumped through a bunch of hoops. Mind-numbing, hair-pulling hoops. Someone pass the Propecia, because I’m going to need some to replace all the hair I just pulled out. The simple exercise I was trying to complete: pre-registering .website domain names. Let me tell you, it’s a good thing the general public isn’t trying to pre-register new TLDs. Even as a domain expert, it’s complex. Most domain name registrars have hacked together solutions that simply don’t work well. Here’s how my journey started… GoDaddy My journey actually started on Monday when I decided to pre-order .website domains at GoDddy. I think GoDaddy does the best job handling new TLD pre-orders and explaining the options....

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