5 reasons to transfer your .ES domain name to EuroDNS
Recent news that two .ES domain registrars have had their authorisation revoked reminds us that not all registrars are equal. Just ask the many affected domain name holders who’ve been informed by the .ES registry, Red.es, that their domains will have to be transferred to a different, authorised registrar – like EuroDNS.
Why transfer your .ES domain to EuroDNS?
In June, Red.es, the registry behind the .ES domain name extension, officially revoked accreditation for two registrars, Indom and PlanetDomain, for failure to meet non-specified contractual obligations. On August 30th, .ES domain name holders who’ve registered their name with these registries will have their domain transferred to a designated registrar unless they select one of their own choosing. In either case, they will not be allowed to keep their domain with either of the aforementioned registrars.
Registrants with domain names automatically transferred will be able to maintain the hosting service they currently have in place but, as Red.es has made clear, the new registrar will not provide any additional services (such as hosting). Any and all additional services will need to be sought out elsewhere.
For this reason, EuroDNS is offering a special promotional price to all .ES domain name holders looking to transfer their name to a reliable and trustworthy registrar:
- .ES transfer €12.00 (includes the cost of first-year registration)
- Additional free services including SSL certificate, Classic DNS, superior website performance, and custom email
- Offer available from July 20th – August 31st
5 points to consider when choosing a domain registrar
There is no shortage of registrars to choose from. The problem, however, as demonstrated by the above-mentioned registries, is that not all can be counted on to provide the same quality of service.
In choosing your registrar, you need to take into account several important factors. Cost is certainly one key factor to consider but we would argue others are equally – if not more – worthy of consideration:
Choose a registrar – like us – who is accredited with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organisation responsible for coordinating and maintaining procedures related to Internet namespaces. This will ensure your domain name is officially part of the Internet.
Be sure you can trust your registrar. Choose one that’s been around for a while, one with an established reputation, especially if you are looking to purchase a domain for longer than a year. (We should probably let you know that EuroDNS has been around since the olden days of 2002. We know a thing or two.)
Hassle-free domain transfers
If you are not happy with the service you receive from your registrar or you find a better deal with a different registrar – for example, one which offers web hosting at a better cost or other no-cost add-ons – be sure you won’t have to jump through too many hoops. Look for a domain name transfer policy that won’t prove to be a tedious ordeal.
Customer support track record
Look for a registrar with a strong customer service record. How easy are they to reach? Can you call them or do they only respond to email? What kind of customer and technical support can you expect to receive? Can you access a clear knowledge base to troubleshoot on your own? If, as is the case with the above-mentioned .ES registrars, your registrar has its authorisation revoked, you need to know you can easily get in touch with someone who will answer questions and assist with problems.
And, of course, there is cost. The cost of registering a domain name could vary from registrar to registrar, and the cost of additional services can quickly add up. Look into fees associated with services like renewals, transfers, and DNS management. Some registrars – like EuroDNS - might offer these services at lower cost or no cost at all.
EuroDNS, proven domain management that won’t disappoint
Whether you are a business or individual, you can count on EuroDNS to provide the kind of expert knowledge and efficient service you require in addition to numerous key add-ons – at no cost – to ensure you and your site operate at fullest potential.
In addition to all the aforementioned free add-ons which come with every domain name registered at EuroDNS, we offer:
- Two-step verification as an added layer of protection to safeguard your personal information and prevent hackers from hijacking your domain names
- Domain privacy to hide your personal information and protect against identity theft, spammers, and scammers
- A multilingual team and website/interface offering English, French, German, and Spanish
- Fifteen years of domain industry experience
- Over 800 domain extensions
How to transfer your domain name to EuroDNS
New customers just need to create a EuroDNS account. Don’t worry. It will only take a few minutes. Just fill in your username, think of a strong password, click the green button, and that’s it. You’re done.
From there, you can move on to our quick and easy three-step domain transfer process.
- Go to the domain name transfer page and enter the domain names you wish to transfer.
- Configure your domains with any additional services you’d like, and add contact details and name server profiles.
- You will need to ask your current registrar for the appropriate authorisation codes to complete your transfer.
- Save your settings, review your request, and then complete your payment.
Of course, you can always get in touch with us if you’d like assistance or you can review our knowledge base concerning domain registration, renewals, and transfers for instant answers to your questions.
And welcome to EuroDNS! We look forward to working with you!