Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably can help you..
The full thread name is:.
In Light of The End of the 123 reg Loophole...Promotional Codes.
That long thread has the 123 reg coupons - there are many and it is complex finding the best one for what you intend to do. If you are buying more than one extension sometimes you need to break it into two orders to get the best price. I start at the last page and work forward, although the OP is trying to keep the begining post up to date. The thread is currently near the bottom of the front page of this section, it rarely gets beyond the second page...
I recommend Moniker.com and GoDaddy.com. I prefer Moniker but have had no problems with 123 reg either. Moniker somehow feels more secure. If it was a million dollar HostGator I'd probably keep it with Moniker. If it's a $6.95 domain, either one would be OK I'm sure..
I eventually bought e-rabbit.org with namecheap. I am not so experienced but I think service was good. Quick registration, simple control panel and so far quick server. Thanks for the guidance I got..
The basic problem of mine still persists, however. Maybe that should be in another thread, or maybe it does not belong in this forum. But the atmosphere in this forum seems so helpful that I just put it down in short..
Sorry for some intentional spellingerrors in the following..
I often visit the big country in the East, where the Olympic Games are to be held next year. (I call the country Ch...) I usually try not to write it's name, the internet blocking ("T. greit Fairewal of C....") is extensive. Sites like beebecee, bloggspott etc etc etc are not accessible. Veckipaddiya has only been opening the last months. As I see it, because the authorities are now authoring this dictionary themselves and changing it into prapagenda.
As I think many of you know, the famous search eng. (Go..) has already bowed to new ammpirer and have their own servers in Ch... Checking which sites are not accessible and removing them from their index! So no one doesn't even get the "Error 404".
My own site only contains my name, phone-nbr and personal pictures from my travel. It has never ever had any controversial content. (Not even by the standards of the Chi.. govt.) My site is on Swedish national phone company server. I previously forwarded to this site from domain-names on a Swedish name-host server. The domain-NAMES got blocked in Ch...
I can still access the PAGES from within Ch. but with horribly long addresses. The blocking is just a by-product of the system and not related to the content of my site..
I also opened a site for php-testing with 123 reg lately. I works fine. I can also link from there to my original site..
So I think your suggestions were very valuable, since I wanted a new provider. (Leave the old IP etc). I also dare not use my 123 reg account if all content of my account (same IP for all the domain-names I think?) could be blocked somehow..
But to my great surprise, the newly acquired domain-name (yesterday), completely different from previous names, at the new host, is ALSO blocked..
I had even put a relay page on another Swedish server inbetween. I don't think the situation has come to where the WhoIs information is involved, however. My guess is that the new company was already on the blacklist when I entered? I now forward the new domain-name to a test-page. But the name is still blocked in Ch....
All hassle can be avoided via vee-pee-enn procksy surfing (there are free providers), but the idea is that I should have a simple address to give to my friends. Not every Ch.. person knows how to use vee-pee-enn. Also slow of course. Procksy is easily arranged, but vee-pee-enn is a little more difficult using internet cafe..
It is not a big thing, I just want a short domain-name I can give to my Ch.. friends. Like a name card. But it seems, at present, impossible..
Thanks for all your concern...