Cloudslices is proud to announce our partnership with iwantmyname, the leading domain name registrar for “painless domain management.”
iwantmyname is a pure domain management service offering domain registration and DNS hosting who has set out to create a much better experience for domain seekers in order to make it simple to find, register, and set up domains.
Transferring your domains is made easy using our dedicated Cloudslices landing page: https://iwantmyname.com/cloudslices
Complete instructions with screenshots and links are in our knowledge base: https://cloudslices.com.au/knowledgebase/102/iwantmynamecom-Domain-Transfers.html
Building the Perfect Client Area
Cloudslices has been developing a completely new client area for over 12 months, a hosted application which we believe is the easiest platform for users to deploy hosting accounts and cloud servers. Development is finalised on core features, the longest battle we have been facing since is the integration of a domain registrar, the missing piece of the puzzle!
Two different registrar APIs have been introduced to AREA and whilst both might be acceptable stand alone services, the backend integration was proving to be a challenge. With over 500 domain TLDs to publish, each with different pricing, registration periods, and registrant prerequisites… it is fair to say the Cloudslices development team was pushing water uphill with a rake.
The Moment of Clarity on Domain Names
The hunt was on for a better solution. Cloudslices needed a simple domain name API to integrate with our new client area, allowing new and existing users to search for and manage domains. The results were endless but the most telling sign was we kept coming back to iwantmyname.com as the best solution.
We initially reached out to iwantmyname in June 2014 to find out if there was an API we could access or one in development we would be happy to dogfood, alas nothing was available although one was coming. Eventually after countless meetings and strategic planning, the Cloudslices development team came to a very telling and absolute conclusion…
Cloudslices is a Hosting Provider
This might not be news to some, but it was one of those times where the answer was so simple yet took months of hard work and headaches. We are not a domain name registrar, so why the heck are we spending so much time trying to become one?
Cloudslices should have been investing in our cutting edge hosting solutions, more refined features and easier systems for our clients to utilise. We should have been building on our knowledge and strengths, rather than spreading ourselves thin. Trying to package a domain management function was just not going to meet our high standards, so we changed our focus. Again we reached out to iwantmyname in April 2015 to figure out if a partnership was viable. The rest is history.
Domain Management Ethics
With iwantmyname you can purchase hundreds of international domain extensions and easily connect your web addresses to the best web apps and services from all around the internet. iwantmyname will not:
- Place ads or parking pages on unused domains
- Take part in secondary market activities such as auctions or premium names
- Prevent you from transferring a domain away
- Do domain front-running with your domain searches
- Publish or sell expiring domain lists
- Register your domains in our name
- Annoy you with upsells or other unwanted offers
Every domain registered with iwantmyname supports a global aid initiative.
We are excited about what the future holds - moving domains to iwantmyname might seem like a move to weaken our hosting service, but it truly means Cloudslices will be able to concentrate on its core business which will result in better solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do I have to transfer my domains to iwantmyname?
A: All domain name management/functions will be disabled on the Cloudslices website on the 01/07/15, please transfer your domains by this date.
Q: Why should I transfer my domains to iwantmyname? Why not Zoidberg?
A: The short answer is you can transfer to any registrar you wish. The long answer is iwantmyname is the best registrar in the world, trust me we have tried more than a few and then some!
Q: How much will it cost to transfer my domains?
A: The cost will vary depending on the TLD. All .nz and .au domain names are free to transfer. Most others involve a transfer fee which also renews the domain.