ISP questions

Chad Perrin perrin at
Mon Jun 8 01:51:48 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:50:35PM -0400, itsemu wrote:
> if your dealing with a isp such as a cable/dsl company, remember the
> requirements to work there, they arent trained on anything besides windows..
> probably dont really know what a static ip is or have any idea what hardware
> each different county they are supporting has in there headend because its
> all different, reverse dns will probably be a waste of ip space because of
> the way its assigned in classes and i seriously doubt they will do it via a
> ticket if its not that way. named registration if im catching that right
> godaddys probably going to be cheaper maybe im wrong who knows..

Use a better registrar than GoDaddy.  Price isn't everything, and GoDaddy
will as soon screw you over as look at you.

When searching for registrars to use, the first thing I do is look for
registrars that have donated domain registration and/or hosting services
to open source projects, because that always says something nice about
their level of customer service and knowledgeability.  The second thing I
look for is their conflict resolution policy, because I never want to be
in the position of having my service halted on someone else's say-so for
something that isn't my fault without anyone letting me know there's a
problem in time to fix it before service is cut off -- and I *definitely*
don't want to pay a severeal-hundred-dollar ransom to get my domain name
back (a favorite dirty trick of GoDaddy's).

Price is somewhere down around concern five or six when I'm choosing a
domain name registrar.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth Robert Martin: "Would you rather Test-First, or Debug-Later?"
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