“The good, the bad and the ugly” An opportunity for readers to discuss what they like and don’t like about a particular company in the domain space.
Each post will deal with just one company, readers are encouraged to share their positive and negative experiences. Suggestions for improvement are also encouraged.
One of the goals of the column is that company representatives will see how their customers think of them. This can lead to a conversation on fixing problems.
What is not allowed:
- Personal attacks on individuals at the chosen company
- Promoting a competitor
- Posting domains for sale
The company in the spotlight today is Uniregistry
The best all in one solution.
Nothing is ugly
Everything, it’s perfect.
Nothing, it’s perfect.
M. Menius says
I was interested in trying Uniregistry after having been with a number of other registrars through the years. After using Uniregistry for several months, I liked it and began migrating my whole portfolio and have accomplished that except for a handful of domains. Uniregistry’s pricing is very good compared to some other major competitors.
The user interface is also a step up. In particular, the filter for refining domain lists offers a nice range of criteria to select from. The billing history is far superior to some other major competing registrars.
The sales Market is quite different, and I’m still evaluating it. I think Uniregistry are themselves experimenting with the list of domains displayed when a search word/phrase is entered. There are so many new tld choices. At times, a search word will be paired with a tld that is not necessarily a good fit and this will achieve higher placement in the search results than a domain name with a nice fitting tld. I think this will likely undergo continued refinement over time.
I give Uniregistry high marks for designing a portfolio management system that is geared to domain investors. There are some unique nuances in the interface that are very convenient.
M. Menius says
Ah, forgot one thing – substantial international transaction fees at your bank for purchases (reg’s and renewals). I assume since Uni is located in Grand Caymans. Their pricing is still so good though that it mostly offsets this expense.
Pete Landis says
Good= Nice landing pages, brokers who work hard trying to close the deal
Bad= 99% shit leads come through because they won’t reject anything under “min”. Also, they use our “data” to sell Garbage like .link, and other shit extensions.
Ugly=same as “bad”
Mark Thorpe says
Bad:Not end-user sales friendly
Good people work there
God like powers to see your sales, and purchases, and to use those sales to compete against you at namejet with data in hand
Either you be the provider, or the competition
Also the integration of DNS, and Uniregistry has been sloppy
Would be nice to have domain leasing, and escrow like Epik
Service Fee: 3% of the sale price up to $5000, plus 0.3% of the amount exceeding $5000
Premium Payment Fee: 3.88% of the sale price (default limit of $5000) for payment by credit card or PayPal
Seller-Negotiated (no broker): No commission
Buy it Now: 15% commission (includes premium payment fee)
Brokered: 15% commission, minimum $175
Syndicated: 20% commission, minimum $175
After a once-monthly free transfer the following fees apply for payouts:
Fee for payouts by wire transfer: $40
Fee for payouts by PayPal: $10
* Fees are confusing, if I place a BIN with one of my domains, and direct by buyer to checkout, I have to pay full commission of 15%, need to work on that a bit more
Jane Doe says
The good: good pricing, free privacy, integrated market
The bad: lack of comprehensive coverage of extensions and a failure to provide information on certain extensions unless you specifically search for that extension. Maintaining domains as being available for private sale in the marketplace when they are available to hand register. Pop up alerts for marketplace and a suspicion regarding searches.
The ugly: database corruption, loss of owner details, nameserver details and random loss of privacy for specific domains. In most cases easily rectified, but somewhat concerning.
Pissed domainer says
The GOOD: Great interface
The UGLY: if you list on the MARKET they steal YOUR leads and market to them directly This is wtong I don’t like when they reach out to closed sales and offer them other names that might interest them. They are noWcompeting with me via their own platform. DISCRACEFUL
I have seen this with a few brokers, they say maybe we can interest you in another domain or one of our GTLD’s, not cool! Makes you want puke
I would recommend if you see them doing that, bring that domain back into your inventory.
Good: good prices on some domain extensions
Bad: Because the platform belongs to a domain investor you simply give them data and allow to spy on you.
A Mitchell says
For registrations, their UI is the best. It is an integrated presentation of available domains from their secondary market, alongside names available for fresh registration. Domains available for registration can be sorted in order of price, which saves a lot of time and encourages purchasing.
Uniregistry’s registration and management processes are so fast and easy – it’s like flying. Uni’s account executives are enthusiastic and responsive.
Uni’s statistical reports for sellers’ listings in the secondary market (“Market”) are among the best in the industry, but could be better.
The Market’s option of clean, ad-free landing pages (for price inquiries) is good, but I’d also like the option to display my prices on clean landing pages too.
Most professionally managed websites will only block an IP address for a short period of time, e.g. two days to a week. Some blocks are only for an hour. But Uni Market’s blocks appear persistent, so I never have the opportunity to see my landing pages unless I come out from behind my VPN. Only newbies don’t use VPNs. It’s suicidal not to. I could understand blocks for ad-intensive landing pages, but for ad-free landing pages I don’t see any reason for blocking visitors. Uni’s blocking practices are the biggest reason that I’ve held back from shifting inventory over to them.
Uniregistry has some great prices for first-year registrations, especially for their own TLDs, but overall their prices are higher than what BR (eNOM) offers its wholesale customers.
There is an industry-wide disregard for deuteranopia (red-green colorblindness). Uniregistry is no exception. This makes time-on-site stressful for the 10% of American men with some form of colorblindness. If you put three guys in a room together, there is a 21% chance that one of them is going to find Uniregistry difficult to use because the typeface color is too pale.
“….typeface color is too pale.”
Agree…would love darked fonts/colors.
– Price for domains;
– Uniregistry = Domains = Straight to the point = no crap;
– Not so many clicks do do something;
– Support = super fast;
– Transfer procedure;
– Affiliation script to register domains is fast to implement;
– Available in multiple languages (even in French);
– Multi-edit works great.
– Cannot link to a page with entire portfolio;
– Parking page design missing?
– Can’t set up email once parked on Uniregistry DNS;
– Banners missing in the affiliation program (ie: “.boutique” – “.bar”…);
– Still can’t transfer “.fr” domains;
– Still have not understood how to use TopCoin.
– 1 page website hosting (+email = is missing as a service?
– Don’t know what to do with some parked domains..
I agree what can we do with our topcoins, maybe uniregistry can link sites which accept such coins, otherwise they are essentially a made up coin that is good for nothing?
Its Perfect !! Period.
after many years and 1000’s of domains with 101domain ,i am now moving my renewals to unireg.
its quick and easy ,without all the bells and whistles.
Also it looks more professional .
Robert Firestone says
The good: Everything, except…
The bad: whois does not function properly, lots of gaps and errors in data. no afternic/sedo MLS integration
The terrible: brokers are often abrasive and careless. The only sales they have completed are ones that i could have just as easily done myself.