I've been a GoDaddy user four a couple years now. Although I don't have major complaints about the service, the whole "add-ons for special price" clutter has gnawed my patience to the ground. It took me a couple months to make the call, but it's now crystal clear that some serious GoDaddy disruption is in order. Spent a couple days looking into alternatives. The bottom line seems to be that any "ICANN-accredited registrar" is as good as the next. Notwithstanding, I want to research it right this time. Managed to prune my original list to 3 contestants: Hover, eNom and Network Solutions. Even though 4X smaller than GoDaddy, eNom is the second largest registrar around. Hover (Tucows) trails in third place and Network Solutions closes in 4th. Hover has an intangible karma that I've found very hard to resist. Their website is sheer antithesis of GoDaddy: fresh, neat and all-around attractive. With Tucows rock-solid backend, I don't foresee "under the hood" reliability issues. Also, considering the cumulative price of "1 year .com registration" plus "private WHOIS", it's the one with the best deal. The only shortcoming I've been able to unearth is that they don't support PayPal. I'm seriously tempted to go full steam ahead with it, but before taking the plunge, would like to hear what you guys have to say about it: 1 - Has anyone tried Hover? If so, do you recommend it? Should I go instead with one of other two alternatives? Should some other registrar be included on my list? 2 - How about GoDaddy "domain name transfer"? Any experience with that? It the process smooth or should I expect some downtime ripple effects on my website/email? It's worth underlining that I'm only interested on the "registrar" component of the package. Web hosting and email are already covered. Thanks in advance!