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SAV.com - $5.95 .com Registrations

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews, started by Silentptnr, Dec 19, 2019

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  1. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I haven't used them yet but I noticed they have .com for $5.95 and are icann accredited.

    I noticed another member has been registering names with them.

    Anyone have feedback about them?

    @twiki Can you share your experience so far?
     
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  2. BrandBoogie

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    Yes, they're very good. Great pricing for .IO domains too.
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    They dont accept Paypal (always a catch)

    But ur right, their $5.99 Registration trump's even Name.com $6.99 .com reg promo
     
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  4. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Everything looked good to me, just wanted some feedback. :)
     
  5. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I noticed that. I don't mind that so much but it is good to know.
     
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  7. Grilled

    Grilled Black Lives Matter VIP

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    I was wondering when a nP thread would start about them...

    They advertise on NameBio.com (as seen in this 12/16 DomainInvesting.com screenshot)

    And according to WHOIS records, they use NameKing.com as a registrar URL. Using Sav.com as a registrar under IANA ID 609.
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    They acquired NameKing. No other explanation for SAV to use NameKing Registration Agreement at checkout

    links in SAV Terms of Service cite NameKing and 404

    No clue how merger managed to stay wraps this age, I bet; Sav bought NameKing for the ICANN accreditation

    https://www.sav.com/policies/registration-agreement.pdf
     
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  9. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    SAV owner, nice domain (Sav) and prices;

    Did you forget you own SAV? Still waiting announcement on even NameKing one. (like how affiliated)

    Where is or Who? is Sav

    Samer
     
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  10. kalr

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    Good Registrar (y)
     

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  11. NameDeck

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    No payment needed in advance on back orders?

    The pricing lasts until 1/1/20. it will be $6.99 next year. also a get deal.
     
  12. Grilled

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    FWIW, I have noticed Sav with some big nameserver changes...

    Current nameserver total according to dailychanges = 248,150

    upload_2019-12-19_14-47-43.png

    ....

    I registered my first domains with them on November 2nd (receipt #3XX); as of December 16th (receipt #17XX).

    I recently sold a domain registered with them under 60 day transfer lock via Dan. Buyer was able to create account and recieve domain push. Sale completed with no hiccups.

    Additionally, they provide instant AUTH codes via their UI.

    Negative, is I don't think they don't offer grace delete refunds. I had backordered a typo, and received a exception to policy grace delete refund.

    Other than that, Sav has been great. Support has been responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable thus far.
     
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  13. Samer

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    My biggest negative, as mentioned before, no paypal

    you really trust them and dont care pay around..?
     
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  14. Silentptnr

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  15. Grilled

    Grilled Black Lives Matter VIP

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    PayPal can send you a debit card.

    Then use your PayPal debit card to purchase, and funds will come from your PayPal account.

    ...or...

    (backup plan) PayPal a domainer friend. And they can use their PayPal debit card, and push the domains to your account
     
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  16. Samer

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    Paypal isnt perfect, but you trust pay non-Paypal?

    Nobody’s asking for SAV owner to post, but some sort of representation, would be appreciated. Even “about me” as their FAQ doesn't answer any of my questions.
     
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  17. Grilled

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    Technically I did, lol...

    I noticed @twiki registering in bulk, and figured unless he/she was stuck on name.com API, he/she was wasting loads of money on ($6.99) hand regs, when marginally speaking, he/she could do better.

    Thus, I DM'd @twiki, and in so many words, sent him/her on a hunt to check my WHOIS to see where I'm registering domains, and he/she will find a cheaper way.

    Then he/she shares a big list of new regs, and you do the experienced domainer thing (y), and WHOIS the bulk regs, to see what he/she knows that we don't, and here we are, this thread.
     
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  18. twiki

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    Has been alright, but have littl
    Looks alright but it's way too early to endorse them. I took a risk on this one. Still get my most important names at bigger registrars.

    But have no reasons so far to distrust them, it's just quite basic in features and buggy here and there. Time will tell.
     
  19. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    That's what I did. I checked whois on a domain. :)
     
  20. twiki

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    @Grilled is right. Today I had many hand regs, and the price was the deciding factor.
     
  21. tonyk2000

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    A new domaining friendly registrar is always welcome :) And, in fact, needed. Really needed. Who are sav.com ? I mean from inside point of view (management, team, history...). NameKing if I am not mistaken has or had some connections with an old DomainSponsor - which at least means that they are or were experienced players.
     
  22. twiki

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    Not sure if their intent was to target domainers, but rather to get momentum via heavy discount.

    Their backorder offer is very good though, so... maybe they do. Think they make some money on auctions.
     
  23. Grilled

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    One more negative, their UI is pretty bare bone. Really only nameserver access. No URL redirects or what not. Which is fine, as there are workarounds, such as setting EPIK nameservers for free URL redirects.

    An example of their domain management UI:

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  25. Grilled

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    That is kinda a short sighted question.

    Basically asking, do I trust my bank or credit card issuing company?

    A better question would be about their services.

    Do you trust a PayPal backorder service where you pay $8.50 up front for a domain, when a service that charges $5.95 via credit/debit upon delivery beats your $8.50 backorder?

    e.g. It's not a matter of trust. It's a cold blooded heartless calculated decision to be first to the domain. As long as you can transfer out, the first priority is ensuring you obtain the domain first, and secondly (if registering in bulk with shallow pockets) at the best price possible. Obviously, a $10+ dropcatch backorder will beat your Sav.com or most other < $10 back order 99% of the time.

    However, if a company were to start sharing expired auction proceeds with the registrant, and in theory, a registrant can make their money back +extra via expired domain proceeds, without having to pay extra to transfer out, that profit sharing registrar would perhaps supersede the risk of outbackordering your own backorder for a higher price, with hopes of or a sense of a backed or hedged initial investment (as an underlying last resort fail-safe).
     
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