NZ Domain Registration - Best Deals
I have been with WebDrive for many years, and never had a reason to look elsewhere.
However, they appear to have been bought out by OpenHost, who were pretty much useless last time I had to deal with them, and I find now that we cannot change NameServers for a domain using their web interface (nor can I do it via the old WebDrive interface now that I have been migrated), rather we have to email them to get this done.
I also note that domain renewal is priced at $39.95 pa - a substantial increase over the WebDrive costs, especially considering I manage between forty and fifty domains, and I don't charge clients separately for this service (its just part of a larger package).
I can, of course, increase my fees too, and I might do that, but if I can, then I can regardless of my input costs, so the increase is ultimately all to my account (economically at least).
So, who is the best option for domain registration currently?
Given it is all online, I am not fixed on it having to be NZ based, but all other things being equal (especially cost!) then that would be good.
Breadth of options is important (ability to change NameServers for example!), but having a choice of TTLs would be great, and explicit history for a DNS zone would be good (I could do that with WebDrive quite easily).