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Porkbun vs Namesilo

MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

Which one do you guys prefer? I have been using NameSilo and it works great though I have been thinking to move my domains somewhere else.

Please vote!

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    • Poll not found.

      Anyway, I'm using porkbun (haven't used namesilo) and it's great. Simple design and rather fast support. But if your provider works great, why are you trying to move?

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    • WSSWSS Member
      edited September 2017

      Porkbun pretty much does everything NameSilo does, and it has that snappy Web 3.0 interface everyone prefers to the 1.0 interface of NameSilo. Plus, @Ross has firm, soft hands.

      E: I moved everything to PorkBun awhile ago because of NameSilo's response to net neutrality related issues. E.G. The Nazi fucks.

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

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    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @sanvit said: Poll not found.

      Anyway, I'm using porkbun (haven't used namesilo) and it's great. Simple design and rather fast support. But if your provider works great, why are you trying to move?

      Quite tired of their interface. I dont know. I often like to try new providers tbh. Still thinking about it but I have read lots of good stuff about Porkbun lately.

      @WSS said: Porkbun pretty much does everything NameSilo does, and it has that snappy Web 3.0 interface everyone prefers to the 1.0 interface of NameSilo. Plus, @Ross has firm, soft hands.

      E: I moved everything to PorkBun awhile ago because of NameSilo's response to net neutrality related issues. E.G. The Nazi fucks.

      I see. Thats something that annoys pretty much. The UI. Their design isnt responsive at all and I sell a lot of domains per month. Many using my cellphone, to transfer those etc which is a PITA in NameSilo.

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    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      Do Porkbun have transfer out options? E.g with NameSilo I can approve the transfer manually and the buyer gets the domain transfered within minutes. This is something that I really need. Been reading their website but couldnt find this information.

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    • WSSWSS Member
      edited September 2017

      The last time I asked, it was a manual process. However, they may have something setup since then.

      I misunderstood and answered about transferring between users on PorkBun.

      Here's their FAQ: http://kb.porkbun.com/article/27-how-to-transfer-a-domain-from-porkbun-to-another-registrar

      I've not transferred anything OUT from PorkBun, but when I clicked the "Approve/Accept Force" in NameSilo, it made no difference to NOT doing so.

      Send their support a ticket. https://porkbun.com/support

      You'll probably have an answer within hours, despite being a holiday weekend (through Tuesday).

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

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    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @WSS said: The last time I asked, it was a manual process. However, they may have something setup since then.

      I misunderstood and answered about transferring between users on PorkBun.

      Here's their FAQ: http://kb.porkbun.com/article/27-how-to-transfer-a-domain-from-porkbun-to-another-registrar

      I've not transferred anything OUT from PorkBun, but when I clicked the "Approve/Accept Force" in NameSilo, it made no difference to NOT doing so.

      Send their support a ticket. https://porkbun.com/support

      You'll probably have an answer within hours, despite being a holiday weekend (through Tuesday).

      I will send them an email tomorrow. So looks like its not possible to force it. The force option at NameSilo works great in my end and releases the domain within a few minutes. Pushing the domain to another account is very easy as well. I thought that was all automated at Porkbun as it is in NameSilo. Really, NameSilo's UI is terribly ugly. Even worse when you get to manage the domains using your cellphone.

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    • Where is the namecheap selection. Best registry all around in the domain market. Firm hand shakes. Yeah they are a registry , no longer just a reseller.

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    • I personally use both, different reasons though (Porkbun is generally cheaper). I wish that Porkbun improve their API, it has almost no options for managing domains, ordering etc, unlike Namesilo which gives almost full control to the account via their API.

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    • HoostHoost Member, Provider

      Personally transferring most to namesilo right now, working great, yeah it's very web 1.0 but it works well.

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    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @Hxxx said: Where is the namecheap selection. Best registry all around in the domain market. Firm hand shakes. Yeah they are a registry , no longer just a reseller.

      I thought Porkbun are an ICANN accredited registrar too. Its in their website. Namecheap would be my third choice.

      @Vita said: I personally use both, different reasons though (Porkbun is generally cheaper). I wish that Porkbun improve their API, it has almost no options for managing domains, ordering etc, unlike Namesilo which gives almost full control to the account via their API.

      Yeah thats what I like in NameSilo. It works well, fast. Fully featured. But the UI is... Still in the 99s.

      @Ho-ost said: Personally transferring most to namesilo right now, working great, yeah it's very web 1.0 but it works well.

      Indeed. I'll probably move a few domains to Porkbun.

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    • I prefer namesilo. Their panel is a bit outdated but it works smoothly. Have been thinking about moving when they dropped DS as a client but imo there's no better alternative. I have some domains at Porkbun as well but I'm not impressed with their panel and had some issues when registering domains.

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    • so far I only use namesilo had 10 domain there, never use porkbun before.

      I love the simplicity of namesilo.

      for muslim people they might wont use porkbun as registrar because pork name

      another cheap registrar is epik.com register/renew/transfer .com $8.45/y

      We only support unsupported OS!

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    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @Saragoldfarb said: I prefer namesilo. Their panel is a bit outdated but it works smoothly. Have been thinking about moving when they dropped DS as a client but imo there's no better alternative. I have some domains at Porkbun as well but I'm not impressed with their panel and had some issues when registering domains.

      I see. What issues did you experience? They recently told me that they are thinking on polishing their template, but I don't see that coming anytime soon probably due to the whole rewrite needed there I assume.

      @sibaper said: so far I only use namesilo had 10 domain there, never use porkbun before.

      I love the simplicity of namesilo.

      for muslim people they might wont use porkbun as registrar because pork name

      another cheap registrar is epik.com register/renew/transfer .com $8.45/y

      Never heard about those guys tbh. Looks interesting.

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    • I moved a few to namesilo from namecheap because Namecheap UI made me feel like my dad trying to figure out Facebook for the first time.

      Never make a nerd feel stupid.

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    • SaragoldfarbSaragoldfarb Member
      edited September 2017

      @MikePT said:

      @Saragoldfarb said: I prefer namesilo. Their panel is a bit outdated but it works smoothly. Have been thinking about moving when they dropped DS as a client but imo there's no better alternative. I have some domains at Porkbun as well but I'm not impressed with their panel and had some issues when registering domains.

      I see. What issues did you experience? They recently told me that they are thinking on polishing their template, but I don't see that coming anytime soon probably due to the whole rewrite needed there I assume.

      A couple of times a domain didn't show up after registration at porkbun. Support has always been outstanding though. They sorted it quickly. Namesilo has proven to be reliable so anything really important is with them. Their prices are all right and definitely worth the peace of mind :).

    • Porkbun is based in Portland, Oregon. Reason enough to stay away.

      NameSilo...yeah, reliable but the whole censorship thing was lame.

      I'm hoping a solid third choice emerges. I've actually never had a single problem with Internet.BS but they're not always the cheapest.

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    • @raindog308 said: Porkbun is based in Portland, Oregon. Reason enough to stay away.

      You hate hipsters? Me too- but hipsters who provide a service?! Well, you might want a bowl of captain crunchberries at 2am and then where are you going to go?

      Welp. Burn it down. BURN IT ALL DOWN!

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

    • williewillie Member, Moderator

      I like namesilo's UX better than porkbun's since it's fast and it doesn't depend on external javascript. I hadn't heard about the net neutrality issue, which sounds bad :(. Namecheap's UI is slow and awful and Namecheap itself is also expensive unless it's a promo item.

      I probably want to bypass UI's altogether and just do everything through APIs, so I'll have to figure out which of them has the best API.

    • Internet.bs is pretty good, I second this, never had issues with them. Firm Hand shake all around.

    • Porkbun's documented API leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hoping that they build upon it, or release more information.

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

    • namesilo

    • A lot of people had concerns about internetbs when they were sold to CentralNic or whoever, I think a lot of people went to namesilo after. Personally I've always liked gandi, they definitely aren't the cheapest, but they are seemingly nice people. Porkbun has been pretty okay for me as well so far, dunno how I feel about em long term though, especially with a 10 year .party sitting with them.

      Will shill for Pop-Tarts(must be strawberry flavour).

    • Namesilo. But I did get a few domains at porkbun when they had the pricing "glitch"

      grape

    • Namesilo which supports DNSSEC. Does porkbun support DNSSEC?

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    • WSSWSS Member
      edited September 2017

      @eva2000 said: Namesilo which supports DNSSEC. Does porkbun support DNSSEC?

      Yes.

      Edit: Registrar transfer and Account Transfer are now available under the pulldown menu. It is not available via bulk domains, though. :(

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

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    • Namesilo all the way. I love their Web 1.0 interface, it's old rusty and smells strange but it works! Support is euking amazing, got response within 10 - 15 minutes. Also, they handle 1M+ domains and that's something to say about them.

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    • nulldevnulldev Member
      edited September 2017

      @LTniger said: Namesilo all the way. I love their Web 1.0 interface, it's old rusty and smells strange but it works! Support is euking amazing, got response within 10 - 15 minutes. Also, they handle 1M+ domains and that's something to say about them.

      1 **MILLION** + domains??? Am I reading this right? I can't imagine the renewal costs on those...

      Nevermind, thought you owned 1 million domains yourself for a second there.

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    • I like them both, I also suggest pananames.com, I think it is understimated

    • @raindog308 said: I'm hoping a solid third choice emerges. I've actually never had a single problem with Internet.BS but they're not always the cheapest.

      Internet Bull Shit?? 2 weeks ago, domain NS for my production site changed by InetBS staff without my permissions..
      Defacer chat with InetBS Staff only by using [email protected] and then Staff help him to change my Domain NS, amazing security.. At least ask my email registered with them or must confirm something..
      30 Mins later, my site change into deface mode, lol..1 of big Registrar got beaten easily using Social attack by defacer use NS hijack..

    • Im using porkbun and prefer it, but I also have domains at many other registrars...

    • @eva2000 said: Namesilo which supports DNSSEC. Does porkbun support DNSSEC?

      Yep, even more than NameSilo (all algorithms + possibility to enter keyData). Also, they properly support nameserver delegation and glue (i.e. pretty.tld IN NS pretty.tld), few (if any?) other registrars do.

      See screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/oJe8r

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    • cheers for clarification on porkbun's DNSSEC support :)

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    • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider

      Namesilo is fast and great, don't need to contact any support. Namecheap used to be the same, not anymore as became very greedy, UI is terrible now and support is useless.

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    • AmitzAmitz Moderator
      edited September 2017

      Updating nameservers at Namecheap:
      Do your changes, wait 30mins, find out it did not work, contact support, chat for another 10mins, probably get it done.

      Updating nameservers at Namesilo:
      Do your changes. Done.

      This is my foremost experience with both over the last years. I had to contact Namecheap's support for the simplest things. They mostly got it done, but it took quite some time. Never had to contact Namesilo's support for anything. No idea about porkbun.

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    • PorkBun web page is a free template……So I have no confidence……

    • Pretty sure Porkbun's parent company sells the ccTLD

       .design .ink .wiki 

      I have several domains with them, they're pretty great so far. No fuss, the design's alright. I also have domains with Namesilo and Namecheap.

      I'd choose namesilo and porkbun over namecheap anyday, NC's interface is too slow..

      meow?

    • namesilo's website is very simple. I like the actual things.

    • @eva2000 said: cheers for clarification on porkbun's DNSSEC support :)

      I have to commend Porkbun for being (still) open to tech-savvy suggestions. When I contacted them about some needless limitation - disallowing naked domain for NS - they acknowledged it and fixed things in a snap. Namesilo's answer was more like "dear customer #398203, can't do, won't do, it's not a bug it's a feature, bye".

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    • I personally love the NameSilo Web 1.0 UI and fucking hate the bloated Namecheap Web 2.0 UI. I haven't used Porkbun, will try them out sometime. The Web 3.0 UI, whatever that is, keeps me thinking, if Web 1.0 is fine and 2.0 is shite, does this mean Web 3.0 is fucking terrible? Guess I'll find out.

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    • angstromangstrom Member
      edited September 2017

      @sibaper said: for muslim people they might wont use porkbun as registrar because pork name

      Jewish people may have the same reaction. Indeed, vegetarians may have the same reaction!

      Personally, I would never have thought of using porkbun as a name for a registrar ...

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    • @bugrakoc said: I personally love the NameSilo Web 1.0 UI and fucking hate the bloated Namecheap Web 2.0 UI. I haven't used Porkbun, will try them out sometime. The Web 3.0 UI, whatever that is, keeps me thinking, if Web 1.0 is fine and 2.0 is shite, does this mean Web 3.0 is fucking terrible? Guess I'll find out.

      Imo, web3.0 means minimalistic that doesnt look shite and lets you get to the shit you want without archaic menu structures.

    • NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

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    • @Neoon said: NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

      until you use epik.com

      We only support unsupported OS!

    • Just asking because I almost never see people mention OVH as registrar. Why? Are they bad in some ways or the lack of support, ...?

    • Ovh is cheap and they support dnssec. I am thinking to move 100+ domains .es and .com to them.

    • @sibaper said:

      @Neoon said: NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

      until you use epik.com

      At epik.com I see $35.00 .com .net and .org renewals

    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @ScienceOnline said:

      @sibaper said:

      @Neoon said: NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

      until you use epik.com

      At epik.com I see $35.00 .com .net and .org renewals

      Didn't see their pricing yet but if that's true, then that's super expensive.

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    • @MikePT said:

      @ScienceOnline said:

      @sibaper said:

      @Neoon said: NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

      until you use epik.com

      At epik.com I see $35.00 .com .net and .org renewals

      Didn't see their pricing yet but if that's true, then that's super expensive.

      Not for 1996.

      I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

    • MikePTMikePT Member, Provider

      @WSS said:

      @MikePT said:

      @ScienceOnline said:

      @sibaper said:

      @Neoon said: NameSilo works fine, cheapest you can find, including renewals.

      until you use epik.com

      At epik.com I see $35.00 .com .net and .org renewals

      Didn't see their pricing yet but if that's true, then that's super expensive.

      Not for 1996.

      Outdated prices then... :p

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