Last night, a few of you may have noticed that ResaMichelle.com was down for a while and I want to be very clear about why.
See, I bought resamichelle.com on GoDaddy a couple years back. In fact, 2 years and 1 month ago was my first blog post, so I’ll just call today a belated bloggerversary.
Holy crap, I just said bloggerversary.
Anyway, I bought my domain on GoDaddy and I can’t lie – it’s not been pretty. Fortunately, everything I had to do on GoDaddy was done before this site was even launched. Otherwise, I probably would have ended up screaming and running around in circles in a padded cell, all the while missing substantial chunks of hair.
Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. I’ve had several clients who both bought their domain names AND hosted through GoDaddy and I survived with most of my sanity intact. Most. However, my head and my desk are very well acquainted.
Anyway, all techy complaints aside, the whole CEO elephant hunting thing made me feel sick to my stomach. Hunting. Elephants. I’m okay with hunting for food out of necessity. NECESSITY, Y’ALL. But hunting elephants? Not a necessity. As far as hunting for kicks & giggles is concerned, I think Paul Rodriguez said it best: “Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.”
Now I will say there are a lot of domain name registrars out there, but for the rest of the domains I’ve purchased, I’ve used Name.com. Not only are they SUPER user friendly, but they’re super friendly in general. If any part of their service is down, they do a killer job of keeping their clients informed, and if you ask a question, it gets answered quickly.
On top of that, they’re not condescending like a lot of other tech services are. In other words, they don’t assume you’re stupid/inept. I’m not saying that if you’re not tech savvy you’re stupid or inept. I’m saying that I’ve talked to companies that act like if you have to call tech support, you must be trip-over-a-cordless-phone dumb. Name.com does the opposite and treats their customers with respect and they make sure they don’t feel like idiots for having to ask for support by assuming you know what’s up and working to level with you.
Finally, they offer great deals and you don’t get nickeled and dimed for basic services. They have a different promo code every month that you can find on their blog or Twitter (@namedotcom), so make sure you keep an eye out for that too.
If you have any questions about how to get started with your own blog or website on your own domain, or if you’re thinking of transferring your current blog from Blogger or WordPress.com, feel free to drop me a line! @Hot_N_Nerdy on Twitter or me [at] resamichelle [dot] com.
To be clear, this isn’t a paid post, nor am I a name.com affiliate. I just like name.com that much and I appreciate their efforts to provide a service anyone would be proud to use.