I wanted to know what info should i consider when registering or transferring a domain?
I am new, i want some general information and suggestion for places that are currently good. It looks like if you browse more then one site you see prices are the same. This person linked an article that says when i register with privacy, i do not own the domain name? http://serverfault.com/questions/82556/domains-and-private-registration-services/82584#82584 thats also useful to know but another said it was a lie or outdated.
Currently i am transferring 5 domain expiring in the next 2 weeks to another site. The site i registered threw in free privacy guard when i purchase 5 domains. Now i find they want to charge me $7 per site on privacy! thats insane. I thought it would be 7 for all 5.
Soon i will be transferring these expired domains. It looks when i transfer i pay the normal price to register a domain and it will be for 1 year or whatever i put it. It looks no different from buying a domain except theres an extra step or two. This site seems like it will allow me to have privacy for $7 on all 5 of my sites (called a privacy 5pack). Is it common for privacy to come in 5 packs or group pack? Or is it more common to pay $7 for each domain?
Someone from this site suggested i transfer to http://www.namecheap.com/ i would like any suggestions if you have any.
I also heard that if i let a domain expire the registrars can take my domain and sell it for any price. But AFAIK this means they may do it AFTER a grace period?
I'll be buying another domain in a few months. I assume i will not have privacy on it?
Any details would be nice. It would also be good for one idea/detail per post