EstDomains don’t suck. Their prices are good. However, their servers, bandwidth, and DNS systems do suck. Whatever other things they do we don’t really care (up till now) as long as we get a good bargain on our domain nmaes. We have heard the bad reviews and bad publicity about them. We have read that ESTDomains servers being infested with spammers, or they themselves are spammers of some sort. But we have been with ESTDomains for many years because they are cheap, actually the cheapest around. We saved a few dollars per domain but we will not recommend this domain registrar today to anybody for several reasons.
Recently we terribly regret using them as our domain registrar. Our domains were down for weeks. We couldn’t figured out why. The web servers were checked and very stable but why are the domains still not reachable? Only a few days ago we found out that the DNS servers we used at ESTDomains are not functioning as expected.
We are moving our domains to one of the best domain registration services, Dotster. If you haven’t done so, you should too.
We predict this is the start of the worst. Estdomains limitations are building up every second. If you want to drown in the sinking ship, stay on. To login to the management panel is never slower. The DNS management panel are not reachable or constantly under maintenance. Your domains hosted by their DNS servers dissapears. Do it while you still can reach the EPP authorization code, transfer authorization code or “transfer secret” (where they call it here at estDomains).
We found great bargains for transfers to Dotster. Here are some coupons you could use to reduce the price and even beat ESTDomains prices (click the links to go to the promotion page):
Coupon code: NVU – 15% OFF any purchase – registration, transfer or even hosting. Coupon code: 399DOTINFO – $3.99 OFF for .INFO domain registration! I am not sure for .info transfers but you can give a try and report back here.
If you don’t like to put all your eggs (domains) in one basket, you can distribute your domains to Godady at $6.99 per domain transfer [click here to view the limited time promo]. After the promo period, pay only $7.50 for each domain – use this coupon code gdbb776 when you register (or transfer) a domain at GoDaddy. Don’t forget to read our review about Godaddy Registrar at http://www.tipsbuatduit.com/godaddy
Updated 31 Oct: Our prediction is becoming a reality – Estdomains is being terminated by ICANN and read what to do if Estdomain is closing down.