GoDaddy's "used car lot" salesmanship makes me loathe the company. I'm in process of transferring all my domains elsewhere.
 WTF guys, why am I being modded up? I asked a question without providing additional insight - this doesn't deserve +points.
Another suggestion: Use everydns.net for DNS. It's donation-based (http://www.everydns.com/donate.php), powerful, reliable, and run by David Ulevitch of opendns.com.
They're not Open in any way, and their service is not DNS either. They're just an 'underdog' Verisign -- same bullshit, different self-image.
However I like Namecheap too (and prefer dealing with them than Enom).
Good to hear they're also good for domains. I think I'll be going with them.
$9 .com's with free private WHOIS and they don't mess with you at all. Actually, I called them today to check on a transfer and the customer service was good too.
Then, when the card is declined because it's expired in the two years since the domain was first registered, they start sending irritating debt collection letters demanding the renewal fee plus £15.
It's happened to plenty of people - just stick "1&1 debt collectors" into Google. I've moved all my domains over to a UK-based outfit called 123-reg; they're just as cheap as 1&1 but their renewals are done in a sane way, with a reminder email and the cancellation of the package if you don't pay.
When you cancel a domain they reveal your contact information for some period of time. Maybe they can't help this, but I blame them anyway.
Overall I think they're pretty good.
Someone here recommended Dynadot to me and I'm much happier with that.
GoDaddy is super cheap and reliable (for domains). Until somebody makes something better (and equally cheap), I'm staying.
On the other hand, I'd love to see some enterprising company (even godaddy; all it "GoDaddy Pro" or something) come up with a no-frills domain reservation/management service inspired by http://domai.nr/ and http://manage.slicehost.com/ (Slicehost has an awesome, simple management interface).
Whoever bought our first domain used GoDaddy we just stuck with it. We've seen no pressing reason to switch.
Which reminds me, you can click on the table header to sort the columns.
Have they been screwing up as registrar for others?
For some reason, GoDaddy sees it as their job to police the Internet, which is completely not acceptable for a domain registrar.
However, whenever someone makes a phishing abuse request on the .weebly.com subdomain to GoDaddy, they don't even look at your traffic or website and just override your DNS servers/records to be blackholed if you don't answer your phone when they call.
Of course you'll personally have a great experience until you get screwed. Learn from others.
I use namecheap.
Which would you rather see when managing your domains?
Also, I have had very good experiences with DynDNS. Support is helpful and their services are top-notch. I am always confident that I'll get someone knowledgeable at DynDNS, while my experience with GoDaddy was nowhere near as nice. Seems they have a good reputation as a company too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DynDNS#Awards
As far as support I'll have to defer as I haven't had any problems worth bringing up yet. I moved from Register.com some time ago and that was a breath of fresh air in so many respects.
Coming from GoDaddy, UI-wise, DynDNS are a bit nicer, but it's their support which really makes a difference.
Google hosted email for outbound kinda stinks
What kind of trouble have people had with Google's outgoing mail servers?
Did you see the code I put on GitHub? http://github.com/jpf/domain-profiler
I'm asking as a new startup eyeing both as potential host.
I've always just used the host's DNS servers for my domains, but I'm curious as to the decision making of others... are there real concerns that would lead you to separate these services?
When I leased my own server, I had a painful experiment with hosting my own DNS on the same box. After I gave up on that, I admit I snooped on the provider YC used and have never had a problem.
"other/self hosted" is basically a catch all. Originally just labeled "other", I added "self hosted" later since that is often (but not always) the case.
Are any of the companies with Softlayer using their Cloudlayer offering? If yes, how do you find it?
https://owa.central1.com/ for example.