[svlug] Re: Any OpenSRS Resellers Out There Who Would Renew My Domain For $$?

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Fri Dec 17 12:09:07 PST 2004

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 11:28:51AM -0800, Mark S Bilk wrote:
>My domain, cosmicpenguin.com, is already registered with Tucows/OpenSRS,
>but I'd like to find a less expensive reseller than DomainNameRegistration.com, 
>which I'm with now, and which has a minimum of $70 and two years.  It needs 
>to be done quickly, as the registration expires on 12/29.  (Previously DNR 
>accepted $35 for one year, but changed their policy this year, which is why 
>I'm making this request so near to the expiration date.)
>The actual registrar in my whois record is Tucows, and the domain management
>page is manage.opensrs.net, so an actual transfer of registrars (with danger of
>loss of DNS or of the domain itself) should not be involved, just a change in 
>  Thanks,
>  Mark

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 12:00:57PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting George Georgalis (george at galis.org):
>> I like gandi.net interface, cust service and philosophy, they charge
>> something between $10 and 20/year.
>George, the thing is that Mark is seeking to renew _without_ transferring,
>because he's only 12 days from domain expiration.
>Tucows's OpenSRS is essentially a collective of individuals under Tucows
>sponsorship who, collectively, _are_ a single registrar sharing access to
>the Shared Registry System back-end registry.  Those individuals are
>termed "resellers".
>Mark is trying to get in touch with a different member of the OpenSRS
>collective, someone who won't gouge him $70 for his renewal -- as
>opposed to transferring to a new registrar, which can be risky so close
>to expiration.

oh, well transferring is typically a 3 try thing... I'm bccing someone
who had talked about becomming an opensrs "member" 

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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