Cloudflare Registrar last night provided me with the most painless domain transfer I’ve ever experienced. In years past – domain moves have been a frustrating nightmare. What should be a simple task always seems to demand jumping through hoops.
Interestingly enough I last moved my domains around this same time last year – October 25th 2017. That was a hair pulling – teeth grinding experience moving domains from web host A Small Orange – who uses Tucows as their domain registrar. I moved to Amazon Route 53 ( Gandi ) at that time. Unfortunately I still have a domain being held hostage by A Small Orange and Tucows. Neither company has offered to resolve problem and let me move that domain.
Last year’s domain move took place a few months after I switched to Amazon Lightsail for running this website.
My experience last night ( November 29th 2018 ) was exact opposite of previous domain moves. I moved 3 domains from Amazon Route 53 ( Gandi ) to Cloudflare Registrar in less than 15 minutes total. This process has taken days in past. And I’m not talking about DNS propagation – it took days to get domains transferred over. With Cloudflare it was less than 15 minutes and done.
Only had 1 issue which was a copy and paste error on my part. Corrected in less than a minute within Cloudflare interface and things proceeded quickly and smooth.
I was NOT unhappy with Amazon Route 53 ( Gandi ) in any way. Move to Cloudflare was do to wanting domains registered at my DNS provider and reduced cost to renew domains.
Cloudflare Registrar lets you securely register and manage your domain names with transparent, no-markup pricing that eliminates surprise renewal fees and hidden add-on charges
Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security and distributed domain name server services.
July 31st 2014 Amazon Web Services partnered with Gandi and announced the ability to register domains directly through their Route 53 Service.
Amazon Route 53 (Route 53) is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System (DNS). Released on December 5, 2010.