Domainmonster.com. The Domain Name Specialists
Domain Names. It's what we do
It's one of the most common questions we're asked…“Do you provide hosting?”
…and we always answer with…“No! We don't.”
We are actually a little more helpful than that! So here's all you need to know.
Why don't Domainmonster.com provide a hosting solution?
The hosting industry is totally unregulated. It's a tight margin business that once was boom business in the days of 33K modems as your max speed. Now, its easy to get 20MB to your doorstep which has pushed the industry to become highly competitive with lots of unscrupulous suppliers all vying for your business with cut price packages they can't make pay.
Domain Name Registrars are regulated then?
We are ICANN accredited which means effectively we are regulated by the body that runs the net. Numerous checks are made for the unlikely event of business failure and they ensure all our data is backed up centrally (Escrow) so as not to cause issues for our customers in the event of business failure. We are regularly monitored and audited by them. We are accountable to them and they can close our business in an instant if we aren't compliant.
Many Domain Name registrars are simply Resellers, they buy domains through a 3rd party ICANN accredited registrar at wholesale prices to then sell on. Using an ICANN accredited registrar directly cuts out this reseller and leaves you safe in the knowledge that we are at the top of the registration tree.
Keeping your Domain Names and Hosting Separate
When my hosting provider increased its pricing I was able to switch within 12 hours! I can't thank you enough for suggesting I keep my domain and hosting separate.
By keeping your domain separate to your hosting and with an ICANN accredited provider you are ensuring that in the event that your host provider disappears overnight or holds you to ransom for an unfair charge, you can instantly point your site elsewhere. This is something we hear happening daily as our customers re-point their name servers after the incident.
Below are some providers that we feel offer great solutions to some of the common features that are required by Domainmonster.com users. The guides will show you how to point your domain to each of the services.